Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: January 2019

 
DB Schenker partners Magento to boost ecommerce

DB Schenker is working with the Magento open-source ecommerce platform to equip small and mid-size merchants with a seamless connection between the front-end and back-end on a global scale.
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JD delivery stations strengthen autonomous logistics




Chinese retail giant JD has opened two smart delivery stations in the cities of Changsha and Hohhot, strengthening the ecommerce company’s autonomous logistics capabilities.
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Aeris and Roambee use IoT to boost cold-chain monitoring

Californian IoT firm Aeris is working with Roambee, an IoT supply chain and enterprise asset visibility company, to help enterprises improve their monitoring of shipments and assets through IoT-based technologies offered by both companies.
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Panasonic and JDA integrate supply chain technology




Japanese electronics giant Panasonic is working with Arizona-based JDA Software to co-develop integrated technology such as SaaS, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, real-time sensing and analytics to optimise supply chains.
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Valeo, Nvidia and Icona help Meituan with autonomous delivery

Chinese ecommerce company Meituan Dianping has signed agreements with Valeo, Nvidia and Icona to develop a complete industry value chain for autonomous delivery.
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Polymer and Sequans develop IoT pallet tracker

French 4G chip maker Sequans Communications and logistics packaging specialist Polymer Logistics have developed an IoT tracking device for use with logistics pallets and other retail and industrial IoT applications.
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EY and Kinaxis alliance modernises supply chain

Ernst & Young and Kinaxis are forming an alliance to modernise their common clients' end-to-end supply chain capabilities and drive broader digital transformation.
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Start-up releases flagship asset tracking platform




Virginia start-up Syndesy Technologies, a product and engineering firm focused on the IoT, has released its flagship product, the Syntrac PL1, a 4G LTE Cat 1 and 3G HSPA communications and tracking development platform.
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Intel logistics platform protects sensitive goods in transit




Intel has announced a connected logistics platform that lets users monitor the condition and location of assets in any environment throughout the supply chain.
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Astrocast announces three nanosatellite pilots at CES




At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Swiss company Astrocast is announcing the launch of three pilots of its low-Earth-orbit nanosatellite network for IoT applications such as asset tracking.
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Nokia helps Finnish port embrace IoT




Nokia and Ukkoverkot are providing a private LTE network to the Finnish port of HaminaKotka, bringing the ability to embrace IoT and digitalise processes as well as providing mobile access to applications and information.
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Postmates unveils autonomous delivery robot




California-based on-demand delivery company Postmates has unveiled Serve, an internally developed autonomous delivery rover.
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Radial and Locus partner to increase warehouse efficiency




Belgium Post Group subsidiary Radial, a Pennsylvania-based omnichannel commerce technology company, is partnering Locus Robotics to increase warehouse efficiency and improve workplace quality.
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Agility invests $100m in digital logistics platform




Middle Eastern logistics company Agility is investing $100m over three years to launch Shipa.com, a digital logistics platform that lets businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers manage their freight, ecommerce and urban deliveries online.
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Ossia and Xirgo partner on asset tracking




US companies Ossia and Xirgo Technologies are partnering to build wireless power into Xirgo's IoT asset tracking devices using Cota Real Wireless Power. The companies plan to launch a pilot early this year in the distribution centres of a global retailer, in coordination with a tier-one wireless carrier.
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Traxens IoT improves efficiency in port of Valencia




Traxens is collaborating with MSC Mediterranean Shipping, a specialist in transportation and logistics, on a pilot IoT project in the port of Valencia, Spain, aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the port.
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IMC elects HPE’s Bregulla as 2019 chairman

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) vice president Volkhard Bregulla has been elected 2019 chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He will be joined for the first time by an IMC vice chairman, Sara Brown, VP of marketing with MultiTech Systems.
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