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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: January 2020

 
 
CH Robinson opens incubator to generate ideas




Logistics firm CH Robinson has opened an innovation incubator to generate and test ideas in logistics and supply chain operations. It will work with dedicated data science teams in Minneapolis, Chicago, Silicon Valley and Warsaw.
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Amazon, FedEx, eBay, DHL and UPS in CBP data pilot




Amazon, eBay, FedEx, DHL and UPS are among the companies participating in the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Section 321 Data Pilot.
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DB Schenker deploys autonomous forklift truck




German logistics provider DB Schenker has started regular operations of an autonomous forklift truck from Agilox following a successful pilot project.
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IBM enhances capabilities of supply chain platform




At this month’s National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, IBM announced that enhanced capabilities are being developed with other providers for its Sterling supply chain platform to help quickly solve returns, omnichannel and logistics problems to improve the customer experience.
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Teletrac Navman launches IoT-enabled asset tracker




Teletrac Navman, a California-based software-as-a-service provider that leverages location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets, has announced an IoT-enabled asset tracker.
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Eagle lands at NTG to boost cold-chain capabilities




Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), a North American non-asset truckload freight brokerage and provider of third-party logistics services, has acquired Eagle Transportation, a Mississippi-based freight brokerage specialising in temperature-controlled shipping.
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Locus and HighJump partner on warehouse robotics




Massachusetts warehouse robotics company Locus Robotics is working with supply-chain software firm HighJump to develop tools to improve productivity and efficiency for shared retail and third-party logistics (3PL) companies.
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Redwood and Transflo streamline digital freight brokerage




Redwood Logistics and Transflo are working together to streamline digital freight brokerage operations and expand the ecosystem of digital connectivity.
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IoT pavilion at CES to see explosive growth in 2021




The IoT Infrastructure Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, organised by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) trade group, will increase by well over 65% for the 2021 event.
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Intel shows how IoT can protect food supply chain




The IoT can help reduce food supply waste and theft and combat foodborne illnesses, according to Laura Rumbel (pictured), a director in Intel's IoT group.
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IBM blockchain lets Farmer Connect trace coffee supply chain




At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Farmer Connect and IBM announced a consumer mobile application that lets coffee drinkers trace their coffee to understand its quality and origin, and even support the farmer who grew the beans.
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Trimble acquires Kuebix to gain TMS




Trimble is to acquire privately-held Kuebix, a Massachusetts-based transportation management system (TMS) provider and creator of North America's largest connected shipping community.
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Semtech, Wilhelmsen and TTI put LoRa on ships




Semtech, Wilhelmsen and The Things Industries (TTI) aim to transform the maritime industry with LoRa-based connectivity.
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Körber acquires Otimis to expand in Latin America




The logistics division of Germany’s Körber Group has acquired a majority stake in Brazil-based Otimis, a supply chain management software and consulting company that specialises in warehousing and logistics operations.
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Ark RFID provides asset management for small firms




Ark Business Systems has launched an RFID cloud-based asset management system that helps smaller businesses save time and money keeping track of their equipment and materials.
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Plextek puts micro radar on Griff heavy lifting drones




UK engineering and design consultancy Plextek is putting micro radars and sensors on Norwegian unmanned aerial systems (UAS) specialist Griff’s heavy lifting drones.
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SiLabs and Quuppa develop Bluetooth LE indoor asset tracking




Texas electronics company Silicon Labs is working with Finland-based locations systems specialist Quuppa to deliver highly accurate indoor asset tracking based on the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) direction finding feature with angle-of-arrival (AoA) technology.
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