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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: July 2020

 
CH Robinson and Microsoft to transform supply chain




US transportation company CH Robinson has formed an alliance with Microsoft to transform the supply chain digitally. The collaboration will integrate CH Robinson’s Navisphere and Microsoft Azure cloud technologies.
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DHL and Siemens bring robotics to logistics




Medical technology company Siemens Healthineers is working with DHL Supply Chain to increase the use of digital and robotics technologies for logistics services in the USA.
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IoT tech buyers bullish on near-term capex spending

An IMC poll of more than 100 enterprise users and product makers that buy IoT technology shows that those individuals are not allowing the global pandemic to interfere with their investment plans in the second half of 2020 and beyond.
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Maersk improves digital supply chain management




AP Moller-Maersk has launched Maersk Flow, a digital supply chain management platform.
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UPS drones enable Covid-19 medical deliveries




UPS Flight Forward is using drones from California-based Matternet to enable a hospital delivery network at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina.
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Trimble Cityworks platform manages water assets in real time




Trimble through its Utah-based Cityworks subsidiary has released a real-time asset management product for water and wastewater utilities. Available as a subscription, it lets utilities leverage sensor data, location intelligence and analytics in their asset management strategies.
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Cango and Garrett give early warnings to commercial fleets




Romanian telematics provider Cango has introduced Fleetcare aftermarket fleet management technology using the EWS early warning software from Swiss transportation company Garrett Motion to detect and interpret Can bus and other vehicle data signals.
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Mastery provides Schneider with cloud-based SaaS




Wisconsin logistics company Schneider is investing in Chicago-based Mastery Logistics and integrating its cloud-based SaaS technology into its operations.
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AWS helps Metova provide IoT fleet management




Tennessee-based Metova is using multiple connected technologies and IoT services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its turnkey fleet management IoT system.
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DB Schenker views smart glasses for order picking




Logistics service provider DB Schenker has introduced smart glasses from German firm Picavi in order-picking operations, with the goal of implementing the smart picking as standard procedure across multiple locations.
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IBM control tower manages inventory




IBM has launched its Sterling inventory control tower to help companies manage inventory and build resilient supply chains.
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DHL start-up Greenplan optimises delivery routes




Greenplan, a DHL financed start-up, has launched an algorithm for optimising delivery routes and stop sequences in logistics.
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Volvo invests in blockchain start-up to track cobalt




Swedish car maker Volvo has invested in UK blockchain technology start-up Circulor to help trace the use of cobalt in its electric-vehicle batteries.
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TuSimple network to enable autonomous lorries across USA




Californian autonomous trucking company TuSimple has launched an autonomous freight network consisting of autonomous lorries, digital mapped routes, strategically placed terminals and a proprietary autonomous operations monitoring system.
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Bulkmatic picks Lytx to detect risks




Indiana transportation company Bulkmatic has switched to Lytx video telematics because of its machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) risk detection and cloud-connected continual recording.
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Cosco, Alibaba and Ant partner on blockchain in shipping




Chinese companies Cosco Shipping, Alibaba and Ant Financial are cooperating to explore the use of blockchain in global shipping networks.
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Covid-19 boosts need for cargo tracking, says Berg




Covid-19 has highlighted the need for real-time cargo tracking, according to market watcher Berg Insight.
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