Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: June 2016

 

IMC webinar series targets satellite-based asset tracking
Satellite IoT and global asset tracking are among the subjects in a webinar series announced by the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
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DHL tests robot pickers at supply chain warehouse
DHL has run a pilot test of robot technology for collaborative automated order picking in a supply chain warehouse in Unna, Germany.
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Oracle WMS controls HVAC logistics centre in Dubai



Leminar Air Conditioning, a leading HVAC distribution company in the Middle East, has inaugurated its Central Logistics Centre at Ras Al Khor industrial area in Dubai. The 15,600 square metre warehouse is controlled by an Oracle-based warehouse management system.
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Eurologic uses Infor to modernise warehouse management in Moscow
Eurologic, a logistics operator and 3PL provider owning several warehouses in the Moscow region for temporary storage, safe custody and logistics storage of its clients' goods, has deployed a warehouse management system at three sites.
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Invengo completes Tagsys takeover to merge RFID tag businesses
Singapore-based RFID technology provider Invengo has finalised the acquisition of the textile services and legacy RFID tag business from French company Tagsys RFID.
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Dassault acquires Ortems to improve supply chain planning software
Dassault Systèmes has acquired fellow French company Ortems so it can extend its design software platform to include supply chain planning and operations.
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Maxim data logger improves cold chain monitoring
Monitoring cold chain and other temperature sensitive products or processes for longer sessions has been made possible with the DS1925 iButton data logger from Maxim Integrated Products.
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Argentinian port operator opts for JLT rugged computers



Exolgan, the main port operator in Argentina, has bought 80 rugged handheld computers custom configured with GPS for container tracking and wifi dual-diversity external antennas to ensure reliable connectivity in the port yard.
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Goods tracking market to hit $5.6bn by 2021

The goods tracking market will swell from US$3.6bn this year to $5.6bn by 2021, according to ABI Research, which says companies find goods tracking technologies to be increasingly essential in effectively tracking and monitoring transported goods to cut down on cargo theft.
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Tech Mahindra launches connected digital supply chain
Indian business software developer Tech Mahindra has launched a connected digital supply chain system built on IoT and Big Data cloud analytics for fresh food
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Air Canada Cargo deploys Piece-Level RFID Tracking
Air Canada Cargo is expanding the implementation of large scale RFID cargo and mail tracking across its network
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Scania partners Ericsson to test 5G for trucks
Scania believes that 5G will play a key role in the development of connected trucking systems, and approaches such as platooning.
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ELD regulations open doors for wider trucking digitisation
The US Federal requirement for trucks and fleets to operate electronic logging devices is opening the industry up to a wider process of digitalisation.
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Flex partners supply chain security VPA
Connected supply chain specialist Flex is partnering Vantage Point Analytics, a SaaS based security solutions company that provides mobile threat intelligence to secure supply chains and products.
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SAP, UPS partner on logistics to simplify on-demand manufacturing
German industrial software developer SAP and transportation company UPS are partnering to simplify on demand manufacturing through logistics solutions
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Marken, Green Cross LabCell partner to develop RFID life sciences shipment monitoring
Patient-centric life sciences supply chain provider Marken is partnering with pathological diagnostics specialist Green Cross LabCell to develop IoT and RFID based life science logistics and shipment monitoring, both in Korea and globally.
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Globalstar satellite asset tracking going well at Shell

Oil giant Shell has selected Globalstar satellite asset tracking to manage high-value equipment on land and offshore. The aim is to cut asset management time, cost and paperwork.
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Kion acquires Dematic to attack intra-logistics market

German forklift truck and warehouse equipment company Kion aims to become one of the leading global providers of intelligent intra-logistics by acquiring for US$2.1bn US automation company Dematic, a specialist in supply chain optimisation.
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Swiss WorldCargo establishes temperature-controlled route from Zurich to Singapore




Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic and Sats have established a secure temperature-controlled, quality corridor between Singapore and Zurich by synchronising their cargo handling facilities and procedures to deliver accurate, reliable handling on the ground and in the air, with processes that enhance visibility and transparency for shippers.
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Cryoport launches condition monitor for biological commodities

Californian cryogenic logistics company Cryoport has launched a condition monitoring system configured to provide end-to-end visibility on the real-time condition and location of critical biological commodities.
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Netsirk and Encompass develop aftermarket supply chain software suite

Developed jointly by US companies Netsirk Technologies and Encompass, Skulocity is a fully-integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for small- to mid-sized manufacturers, retailers, field and depot service organisations, and parts distributors.
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HighJump adds supply chain analytics to enterprise suite




Minneapolis-based HighJump has added a supply chain analytics module, called Pulse, as part of Supply Chain Advantage to provide an enterprise-level view of warehouse and distribution operations to enable process improvements.
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AMS temperature sensor suits cold-chain monitoring

Austria Microsystems has released a high accuracy temperature sensor with low power consumption for IoT markets such as cold-chain monitoring.
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