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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: July 2017



DHL tests robots for warehouse management




DHL has completed a pilot using robotics to help manage Wärtsilä's central distribution centre in Kampen, Netherlands, where the entire logistics chain of spare parts, from order intake to customer delivery, takes place.
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SAP brings big data and analytics to logistics

Enterprise application software company SAP launched several IoT products aimed at the logistics and asset tracking market at last week’s SAP Leonardo Live global summit in Frankfurt.
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Infor AI suits inventory management and transport routing

An enterprise grade artificial intelligence platform from New York-based Infor mines data and uses machine learning to improve processes such as inventory management, transportation routing and predictive maintenance.
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IoT helps food companies meet global supply chain challenges, says Inmarsat




Food producers are turning to the IoT to help meet more stringent requirement in the supply chain, according to a report from satellite company Inmarsat.
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Dubai goes smart for pharmaceutical cold chain monitoring




The Dubai Health Authority is adopting a smart system to monitor the cold chain of pharmaceuticals to preserve the quality and safety of medication.
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Tote Maritime deploys M2M containers in Puerto Rico




Tote Maritime is continuing its tradition of using M2M in the shipping industry with its purchase this year of 350 high-tech smart refrigerated containers to service the Puerto Rico trade route.
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ID Systems buys Keytroller for $9m




ID Systems, a provider of mobile asset management technology for the industrial IoT, is to acquire the assets of Keytroller, a manufacturer and marketer of electronic products for managing forklifts, construction vehicles and other industrial equipment.
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IBM uses blockchain to improve logistics in Columbia, and…

IBM is using blockchain to help Colombian logistics company AOS keep track of its lorries.
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…IBM works with Cornell on big data protecting milk supply chain




IBM and Cornell University are using next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics and big data analytics to help reduce the chances that the global milk supply is impacted by safety breaches.
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Microsoft helps Transparency-One achieve supply chain visibility

Microsoft is letting Massachusetts-based Transparency-One help brands achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, while protecting user data and providing global availability.
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Laird uses LoRa to provide sensors for cold chain use




At last week’s Sensors Expo in San Jose, California, Laird unveiled a multi-wireless sensor platform that uses LoRaWan and Bluetooth LE connectivity for cold chain applications.
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Port of Antwerp tests blockchain for container handling




Belgian firm T-Mining is working on a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to make container handling in the port of Antwerp more efficient and secure.
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Gateway project investigates autonomous last-kilometre deliveries




A self-driving van is delivering groceries in the London borough of Greenwich as part of the Gateway autonomous vehicle project.
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Logistics start-up Homer raises $8.5m for technology investment




Homer Logistics, a start-up specialising in optimising local, final kilometre delivery using advanced logistics technology, has raised $8.5m in series A funding.
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Volkswagen brings virtual reality to logistics




German car maker Volkswagen has developed virtual reality applications for production and logistics that enable several participants to meet in a VR room.
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