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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: July 2018

 
 
Kuehne + Nagel opens cold chain warehouse in Chile

Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is targeting the growing pharma and healthcare industry in South America with a dedicated warehouse facility in Chile using the latest cold chain technology.
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Thales blockchain demo for aerospace supply chain




Accenture and Thales demonstrated at last week’s Farnborough Air Show in the UK a blockchain-based system that could help secure and streamline the complex global supply chains supporting the aerospace and defence industry.
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Here and Actility deploy LoRa for asset management

French company Actility is combing its LoRaWan connectivity management platform with Here Technologies’ positioning capabilities for asset management in logistics and supply chain applications.
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UPS and Latch pilot smart locks in New York




UPS has begun a pilot using Latch smart access devices to enable in-building deliveries to multi-unit homes in New York City, providing increased security and convenience for residents who are not at home to receive packages.
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Suning and Baidu partner on autonomous delivery vehicles




China’s Suning Logistics is working with Baidu Apollo to accelerate the commercial application of self-driving technology. This could see the mass production of unmanned delivery vehicles as early as 2020.
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Toshiba smart glasses use pick-by-vision capability




A pick-by-vision order picking capability in Toshiba’s smart glasses is designed to improve workflow efficiencies within the logistics sector.
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Peter Gabriel invests in blockchain start-up




Rock musician Peter Gabriel is funding UK blockchain-in-the-supply-chain start-up Provenance. The company has also secured funding from its existing group of investors.
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FedEx and Volvo demonstrate platooning in North Carolina and…




Logistics giant FedEx has used advanced driver assistance system (adas) technology to conduct on-highway lorry platooning tests as part of a research collaboration with Volvo Trucks and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.
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…DB Schenker trials platooning in Germany




In a pilot project, DB Schenker, Man Truck & Bus and Hochschule Fresenius University demonstrated the use of platooning in the logistics industry with two digitally networked lorries.
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Kuehne + Nagel opens control centre in Columbia




At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bogotá, Colombia, last month, Kuehne + Nagel unveiled its first regional logistics control centre for integrated logistics in South and Central America.
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Oracle extends warehouse management capabilities




To reduce logistics costs, optimise inventory levels and improve customer service, Oracle has extended its warehouse management system (WMS) cloud capabilities with heightened inventory visibility through yard management.
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XPO builds digital warehouse for Nestlé




Connecticut-based XPO Logistics is building a digital warehouse for food and drink giant Nestlé. The 60,000-square-metre distribution centre will be at the Segro East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK.
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Finland tests blockchain for logistics hub




The Finland government is working with Dutch company Essentia One – the decentralised interoperability protocol – to create a blockchain-based logistics hub.
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Infor updates warehouse management for Saudi Arabia’s largest logistics provider

Saudi Arabia’s largest logistics service provider Almajdouie Logistics has upgraded its warehouse management system using technology from New York-based software company Infor.
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