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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: June 2017


DB Schenker tests blockchain on Australian wine supply




German logistics company DB Schenker has partnered with port operator DP World Australia and container shipping line Hamburg Sud to test blockchain technology in the wine supply chain.
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DHL helps track ocean freight shipments




Deutsche Post’s DHL Group has launched an online platform that lets shippers track their ocean freight shipments and therefore improve their end-to-end supply chain planning.
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HPE Aruba uses wifi to implement asset tracking




Hewlett Packard Enterprise subsidiary Aruba has added to its location-based services portfolio that helps organisations track assets, improving efficiency and lowering capital and operational costs from misplaced assets.
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UPS $260m Indiana packaging facility to expand smart logistics network




UPS plans to expand its smart logistics network with a $260m package processing facility on 91 acres west of Indianapolis.
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Orbcomm acquires fleet management firm Inthinc




Satellite M2M company Orbcomm has acquired the assets of Inthinc, a Utah-based provider of fleet management and driver safety services to industrial enterprises.
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Cryoport applies smart cold chain to malaria vaccine




California-based cryogenic logistics company Cryoport is helping Sanaria in the design and implementation of a cryogenic cold chain for investigational malaria vaccines.
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Porsche buys logistics software firm PTV for €300m




Porsche is acquiring around 97 per cent of shares in PTV, a provider of software for transport logistics and traffic planning and management.
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Supply chain tracker start-up raises $3m




Tive, a US provider of a sensor-driven tracker to deliver visibility into products as they move through the supply chain, has raised a seed round of $3m led by VC firm Accomplice.
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DHL uses machine learning to detect supply chain risks




DHL is using machine learning and natural language processing to detect disruptions in a company's supply base before they cause financial losses or long lasting reputational damage.
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Unisys software combats counterfeit drugs in pharma supply chain




Unisys has introduced software to help life sciences and healthcare companies oversee their entire global pharmaceutical supply chain and help combat theft and counterfeit drugs.
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Iridium IoT platform increases asset tracking coverage




Iridium Communications has launched a global asset tracking, safety and fleet management device to let companies of all sizes expand their IoT applications beyond cellular coverage.
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Podsystem and Anytrek partner to reduce cargo theft




Podsystem M2M has teamed up with GPS tracking firm Anytrek to include IoT SIM cards in covert tracking devices specifically designed to reduce cargo theft in trailers and heavy lorries.
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Blockchain helps food supply chain in Taiwan




OwlTing, an e-commerce platform for safe food products that connects fine-quality food vendors and local farmers in Taiwan, has integrated blockchain technologies into its supply chain infrastructure. 
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EVS brings AI to warehouse management




EVS has released the Mobe3 warehouse management system combining the familiar iOS user experience with artificial intelligence to deliver an industrial-strength platform to optimise and improve warehouse workflow.
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Jabil launches supply chain SaaS support platform

Jabil Circuit has introduced a supply chain SaaS decision support platform to deliver meaningful business insights. With InControl, users can connect, collect and validate vast amounts of supply chain data.
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