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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: February 2020

 
Cisco and NEC blockchain strengthens supply chain




Cisco and NEC are working to strengthen supply chain management using blockchain technology.
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DB Schenker invests in autonomous aircraft maker Volocopter




DB Schenker has led a series C investment round in German autonomous aircraft maker Volocopter, bringing its total funding to €122m.
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Emerson Cat-M tracker monitors cold-chain data




At this month’s Fruit Logistica convention in Berlin, Emerson announced its Go Real-Time Tracker based on 4G and Cat-M technology to help ensure access to critical cold-chain data in a dynamic and changing cellular landscape.
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CalAmp smart tags track critical assets




CalAmp has announced commercial availability of its iOn Tag visibility services that help fleet operators monitor and protect assets critical to service delivery.
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Nulogy powers supply chain with AI




Nulogy, a Canadian provider of agile supply chain offerings, has announced its first product capability powered by artificial intelligence.
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Outrider raises $53m to develop autonomous yard operations




Emerging from two years in stealth mode, Colorado-based Outrider, a developer of autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, has raised $53m in funding and deployed initial pilots of its technology.
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AntTail builds IoT cold-chain app using Mendix platform




Dutch company AntTail has achieved a logistics breakthrough for pharmaceutical drug delivery by using an IoT app built with a low-code platform from Siemens subsidiary Mendix.
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Digitalising supply chains helps prepare for coronavirus, says PA




Digitalising supply chains can helps businesses prepare for disruptions such as the coronavirus outbreak or Japanese tsunami, which threaten severe disruption to supply chain infrastructure, according to research from PA Consulting.
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JD autonomous robots reduce coronavirus risk in Wuhan




JD Logistics is using autonomous delivery robots in China to reduce human-to-human contact during the coronavirus outbreak. It is testing the last-kilometre delivery at the centre of the virus outbreak in Wuhan.
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Blackberry and Trimble port asset monitoring to TMS




Blackberry and Trimble have partnered to enable asset-monitoring capabilities in transportation management by integrating Blackberry Radar into Trimble's TMW Suite and TruckMate transportation management system (TMS) products.
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Semtech reference kit simplifies LoRa asset tracking




Semtech has released a reference kit to simplify the adoption of LoRa-based asset tracking technology. The kit is said to enable quicker set-up times for more effective evaluation and time to market.
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NimbeLink asset trackers on AWS Marketplace




NimbeLink’s cellular-based asset trackers are available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace device catalogue.
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Roambee raises $15.2m to automate supply chains




California-based Roambee has raised $15.2m to help shippers monitor and automate their supply chain. Its real-time predictive monitoring combines the IoT with artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
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BluJay and Project 44 alliance creates logistics visibility




Logistics software companies BluJay and Project 44 aim to provide transportation data, visibility and technology for shippers and logistics service providers. The alliance could empower companies to optimise their supply chains across multiple industries and verticals in North America and Europe.
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Senet and Digital Matter deliver LoRa asset tracking




Senet and Digital Matter are partnering to deliver LoRaWan asset tracking and management globally.
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GreyOrange and UST develop smart warehouse robots




UST Global is working with GreyOrange to develop intelligent robots for warehouse and supply chain automation. The partnership will implement the GreyOrange fulfilment operating system for clients across retail and logistics industries.
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