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Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: July 2015

 

UPS plans $1.8bn takeover of Coyote Logistics

United Parcel Service is in talks to buy Chicago-based Coyote Logistics for at least $1.8bn, a source familiar with negotiations said last week. The move would give UPS access to Coyote’s home-built logistics technologies.
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GLP buys US logistics portfolio and sets up modern warehousing fund to meet e-commerce growth in China

Shanghai-based Global Logistics Properties (GLP) has established what it claims is the largest China-focused logistics infrastructure fund. The company also plans to acquire a US$4.55bn US logistics portfolio.
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Kenco opens lab to develop supply chain technologies

Kenco has established a department focused on researching and developing innovative approaches to supply chain management.
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DB Schenker may be privatised as part of Deutsche Bahn restructuring

German rail group Deutsche Bahn is planning a partial privatisation of its logistics subsidiary DB Schenker as part of a six-part plan to make the company leaner, faster and more customer focused by 2020.
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Black & Decker joint venture prepares for real-time RFID launch

View Technologies, a joint venture between Stanley Black & Decker and RF Controls, has announced the team launching its real-time, location-based RFID services to the retail, logistics and manufacturing sectors.
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India logistics firm Roadrunnr raises $11m venture funding

Roadrunnr, a B2B online platform and service provider for hyper local logistics, has raised $11m from Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Blume Ventures. This investment is to help the Bangalore-based company enhance its technology platform, expand nationally and build a dense delivery network.
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Cummins’ new Singapore logistics hub uses latest RF technology

Indiana-based engine maker Cummins has opened a global logistics hub in Singapore that uses the latest RF technology to control product flow.
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AMS acquires NXP’s CMOS sensor business for monitoring food quality

To pave the way for its takeover of Freescale, Dutch electronics company NXP has sold its CMOS sensor business to AMS, formerly Austria Microsystems. The range includes devices that can be used for monitoring food quality during transportation.
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Alibaba and SingPost increase collaboration in Asia-Pacific e-commerce market

Chinese online and mobile commerce company Alibaba Group is paying US$67.8m for a 34 per cent stake in Quantum Solutions, leaving current owner Singapore Post with the remaining equity as the two companies promise closer collaboration in the e-commerce logistics market.
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Mesa acquires Infitrak to expand cold-chain technology offering

Colorado-based Mesa Laboratories has acquired Infitrak and its holding company 2396081 Ontario, located near Toronto, for about US$9.6m to get its hands on the Canadian company’s cold-chain technology.
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Flextronics provides connected intelligence for global supply chains

A software-based real time mobile collaboration tool from Flextronics is claimed to provide unprecedented levels of connected intelligence for managing global supply chains.
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Carlyle invests $120m in Chinese logistics company ANE

Private equity firm Carlyle Group has agreed to pay $120m for an undisclosed stake in Chinese logistics firm Shanghai ANE Logistics as it seeks to benefit from China's booming e-commerce business.
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WCS warehouse management system automates supply chain

Worldwide Chain Stores (WCS) has introduced the CSnx warehouse management system to let organisations automate, diagnose and seamlessly manage the supply chain from procurement of inventory through to management of the warehouse.
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American Green high on Track X asset management company buy

Arizona-based medical cannabis company American Green is buying Track X, a Denver-based provider of RFID tracking and cloud-based physical asset management systems.
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Arbor tablet PC suits warehousing and logistics applications

Taiwanese firm Arbor Technology has introduced a rugged tablet PC with IO, connectivity and data collection capabilities that make it suitable for mobile applications such as warehousing, logistics and mobile point-of-sale.
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Janam handheld RFID reader for transportation and logistics

New York-based Janam Technologies has introduced a rugged mobile computer that reads RFID tags, scans barcodes and communicates wirelessly.
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