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Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: June 2015

 

DHL adds competency centres to European monitored cold-chain network

DHL Freight has integrated three more certified life sciences and healthcare competency centres to its LTL (less than truckload) cold-chain network. With added stations in Lyon, Milan and Madrid, DHL is extending its services for temperature controlled road freight shipments across Europe.
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Telular to acquire Reltima and GPS North America

Telular is to acquire Reltima and GPS North America, two commercial telematics companies in the local fleet management market. Chicago-based Telular is a provider of wireless networks for remote monitoring and tracking.
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UPS building healthcare distribution centre in Netherlands

UPS is building a healthcare distribution centre in Roermond, the Netherlands, to accommodate growing demand. The facility will measure close to 28,000 square meters and provide 41,000 pallet places.
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Novatel acquires Digicore for $87m to boost telematics and asset tracking offerings

Novatel Wireless is buying South African company Digicore Holdings for US$87m to support its growth plans in the logistics and telematics markets.
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Cainiao opens three cold chain centres in China that provide real-time data for food distributors

Cainiao, the logistics affiliate of Alibaba Group, has established three fresh food distribution centres in three Chinese cities – Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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Savsu smart shipping container helps track biological payloads

New Mexico-based Savsu Technologies demonstrated its Evo smart shipping container at the International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference in Las Vegas.
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SkyBitz integrates Alk maps with asset tracker

Virginia-based SkyBitz has integrated Alk Maps with its InSight asset tracking and management web application.
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Google to provide platform for JDA supply chain services
Arizona-based JDA Software is to deliver its cloud-based omni-channel and supply chain services via the Google cloud platform. Through this collaboration, Google will provide a scalable and flexible technology via the cloud to support application development and delivery.
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Honeywell satellite terminal tracks mobile and fixed assets
Honeywell Global Tracking has announced the TAM-442 satellite terminal for asset tracking and monitoring. This battery-powered terminal f is rugged, versatile and suitable for tracking mobile and fixed assets, including trucks, vehicles, containers, rail cars and other heavy equipment.
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Australia opens laboratory to develop transport and logistics technologies
Nicta, Australia’s national information technology research organisation, has opened a laboratory in Sydney to develop transport and logistics technologies.
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Radiant Logistics acquires Service By Air and Highways & Skyways
Radiant Logistics is on the acquisition trail with two takeovers this month. It has acquired Kentucky-based Highways & Skyways and it has paid £12m to buy New York-based Service By Air.
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CH Robinson keeps avocado deliveries on time
CH Robinson is applying its logistics technology to the delivery of avocados. Through its TMC subsidiary, the Minnesota-based company is helping Mission Produce, the world’s largest avocado company, manage its complex supply chain.
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SysAid mobile module allows asset management
Israel-based SysAid Technologies introduced a mobile asset management module and iOS app with barcode scanning, audit and reporting capabilities at the ITSM Show in London this month.
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Linear Technology device keeps power flowing for asset tracking applications
A lithium battery backup power management system from California-based Linear Technology can keep power on during failures in fleet and asset tracking applications as well as automotive GPS data loggers and automotive telematics systems.
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RFID makes headway into healthcare supply chain management, says Frost & Sullivan
RFID is rapidly making headway into the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially in assets tracking, supply chain management and inventory management, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.
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NXP partners Stora Enso to develop intelligent packaging

Dutch electronics giant NXP Semiconductors and Finland-based Stora Enso are jointly developing intelligent packaging. The development will focus on integrating RFID into packages for consumer engagement and supply chain purposes.
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Amazon turns to Auburn laboratory to help with RFID implementation

Amazon has announced a joint project with Auburn University's recently opened RFID laboratory to explore the business case for the implementation of RFID within the Amazon supply chain.
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Kore pushes location-based tracking services in Asia Pacific markets

Managed wireless network services provider Kore launched its Position Logic location-based applications service for the Asia Pacific market at this week’s CommunicAsia conference in Singapore.
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Swisslog sets up Middle East operation for warehouse automation

Warehouse automation specialist Swisslog is extending its presence in the Middle East with an office in Dubai and new legal entity, Swisslog Middle East.
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Software aids supply chain planning for Absolut Vodka

Sweden’s biggest food export – Absolut Vodka – is streamlining its logistics with supply chain management software.
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Supply chain software sees strong growth and SAP stays market leader, says Gartner

With 10.8 per cent annual growth, supply chain management (SCM) and procurement applications outpaced most software markets in 2014, according to Gartner.SAP grew 19.9 per cent to hold onto the top spot, and extended its lead within the SCM market,
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Manchester University researchers invent cheaper, more powerful RFID tags

Researchers at the University of Manchester in England have developed a graphene antenna for delivering cheaper, more powerful and more sustainable RFID tags and wireless sensors.
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Globalstar satellite-based asset tracker includes theft attempt warnings

A satellite-based asset management service has been introduced by Globalstar to let businesses monitor and manage their fixed and portable assets including shipping containers, transport trailers, construction machinery and vehicle fleets.
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Logistics One installs tracking and management technology on trailer fleet

New York based Logistics One is installing tracking and management technology on its fleet of 300 trailers. Logistics One provides integrated warehousing, transportation and freight brokerage services throughout the north-eastern USA and Canada.
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