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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: July 2016

 
UK government gives Amazon green light to test drone delivery
Amazon has this week announced a partnership with the UK government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality.
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Apple veteran takes charge of logistics at Target



US retail chain Target has appointed Apple veteran Ben Cook to take charge of logistics.
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SkyBitz UL certification helps land cyanide tracking contract
Commercial telematics company SkyBitz’s Galaxy GTP4050 global asset tracking product has scored a double by achieving UL913 certification and being picked by sodium cyanide producer Cyanco to track specially designed trailers.
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JN Port becomes first in India to tag containers



Jawaharlal Nehru Port has becomes first port in India to implement the logistic data bank tagging of containers. The aim is to help importers and exporters track their goods in transit through a logistics data bank service.
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Vemco for High Jump in Caribbean
Trinidad-based food manufacturer and distributor Vemco has selected High Jump's route management and delivery system to power its down sales and delivery processing in the Caribbean.
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AFN Logistics buys HA Advantage to improve transportation management
Illinois supply chain company AFN Logistics has bought Ohio-based HA Advantage to acquire its proprietary transportation management system.
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Vizient launches supply chain analytics platform for health care industry
Vizient has launched what it claims is the health care industry’s most comprehensive supply chain analytics platform. The Savings Actualyzer integrates supply chain data to identify and prioritise savings opportunities, then track and measure results.
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Progistics app helps with last-kilometre deliveries



Last-kilometre distribution and logistics company Progistics Distribution has has introduced a web app that provides businesses with same-day and on-demand delivery services anywhere within a 320km radius of the major metro areas served by the Nevada-based firm.
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Big data analytics provides live status updates for shipments

TransVoyant has introduced supply chain-focused live and predictive big data analytics for providing live status updates and predictions for shipments, orders and items.

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First ship to shore drone delivery
Australian drone specialist Flirtey has carried out the first ship to shore delivery by an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Transvoyant launch real time logistics analytics
Supply chain data specialist Transvoyant has launched a logistics analytics platform designed to work with real time supply chain data.
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Governor vetoes platooning in Missouri
The Governor of the US state of Missouri has vetoed a bill going through the state legislature which would have made truck platooning legal in the state
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Proposed platoon legislation in UK
The British Government has proposed changes to regulations to make it possible for trucks to be platooned on British roads
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Singapore to partner IBM on supply chain Blockchain
In a move that could lead to far more secure and robust logistics systems, with greater security against cyber-hacking and crime, the Singapore Government is collaborating with IBM to develop enterprise and supply chain Blockchain technologies
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USPS improves deliveries with real time IoT analytics
The United States Postal Service has deployed an analytics and visualisation system to track deliveries in real time across hundreds of thousands of vehicles and employees
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UPMC, IBM JV to cut health supply costs
A new company, Pensiamo, will develop services and applications to streamline health care supply chains through the use of IBM's Watson Health technologies
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