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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: June 2020

 
 
DHL and Blue Yonder collaborate on warehouse robotics




DHL Supply Chain has launched a warehouse plug-and-play robotics platform in collaboration with Microsoft and Arizona-based artificial intelligence digital fulfilment provider Blue Yonder.
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Hitachi and Microsoft to transform digital logistics




Hitachi and Microsoft have announced a multiyear alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of the manufacturing and logistics industries across south-east Asia, North America and Japan.
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UPS shows how blockchain can verify beef supply




Logistics giant UPS last month demonstrated how blockchain can track and verify beef shipments using technology from Texas-based Herd X.
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Honeywell software tackles Covid-19 safety in logistics




Honeywell has developed software to help companies enforce Covid-19 site health and safety procedures for mobile workers in the warehousing, logistics, health care and retail fields.
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IMC organises four days of IoT online events

Four days of online IoT conference programming in September and October are being planned by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) for adopters of IoT technology, with topics covering consumer and industrial applications for the IoT.
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ProGlove and StayLinked help logistics firms with IIoT wearables




German industrial wearables company ProGlove and California-based StayLinked are using their hardware and software expertise to help logistics firms pair legacy systems with modern mobile tools and IIoT wearables.
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Optym software lets carriers manage FTLs




Florida optimisation intelligence company Optym has launched transportation management software for small and midsized carriers in the full truckload (FTL) industry.
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CognitOps raises $3m to automate warehouses




Texas-based AI start-up CognitOps, which makes software that uses machine learning to model and automate warehouse management, has completed a $3m seed round.
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Rajant and Velodyne power AVs at Dubai Jebel Ali port




US firms Rajant and Velodyne Lidar have produced the technology behind the deployment of autonomous vehicles at DP World’s Jebel Ali port, the world’s ninth busiest seaport, in Dubai.
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Hai robots handle cartons and cases in warehouses




Chinese firm Hai Robotics has launched a carton-picking robot and a double-deep autonomous case-handling robotic (ACR) system.
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Alibaba digital freight marketplace launches in USA




Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba is introducing a logistics service powered by digital freight marketplace Freightos so US SMBs can seamlessly arrange their bulk shipments.
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Hyundai and KT sign MoU on smart logistics




Hyundai Construction Equipment, which launched Korea’s first autonomous forklifts, is planning to advance smart logistics using Korea Telecom’s 5G communication network and AI technology.
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Cohesio brings Fetch and Locus warehouse robots to Australia




Cohesio Group, a robotics and voice technology integrator, is bringing autonomous mobile robots into Australia and New Zealand from two US companies –Locus Robotics and Fetch Robotics.
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Descartes buys Kontainers for $12m




Canadian logistics group Descartes Systems has acquired Kontainers, a provider of client-facing digital freight execution platforms, for $12m.
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TrackX IoT SaaS platform streamlines Shifflet operations




Colorado-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company TrackX has entered an initial three-year agreement to provide supply chain and inventory management to Shifflet Bros, a freight-hauling provider servicing the electric utility industry.
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Telia and Fleet Complete help Danish fleet operators




Canadian connected vehicle technology company Fleet Complete is working with Scandinavian telco Telia to deliver an IoT platform to help Danish fleet operators reduce costs and fuel emissions.
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Condition-monitoring start-up Logmore raises €4.5m




Finnish data-logging and condition-monitoring start-up Logmore has closed a €4.5m series A equity investment round.
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Pablo Air logistics drone delivers to Korean islands




South Korean company Pablo Air is developing a logistics drone to deliver packages from Incheon Port to islands and mountains. It is expected to enter commercial service next year.
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DP World moves to Maersk and IBM blockchain




Dubai-based logistics company DP World has completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens, a blockchain-based digital container logistics platform jointly developed by AP Moller-Maersk and IBM.
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CSafe and DHL pilot track-and-trace technology




Ohio-based cold chain packaging provider CSafe Global has implemented track-and-trace technology into its active air cargo containers following a flawless commercial pilot shipment with DHL.
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Manhattan integrates machine learning into WMS




Manhattan Associates has announced the Manhattan Active warehouse management system (WMS), a cloud-native enterprise-class offering that uses machine learning to unify every aspect of distribution and never needs upgrading.
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Beacon raises $15m to apply AI to supply chain finance




UK firm Beacon, an AI-based freight forwarding and supply chain finance company, has raised over $15m in its series A fundraising round, with investors including Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, and US venture capital firm 8VC.
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Thales and Skyports trial drone delivery of medical supplies




French technology group Thales and UK drone delivery provider Skyports are trialling a drone delivery system for the NHS in Scotland to ensure necessary supplies are delivered quickly, efficiently and safely.
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Polte and CoreKinect remove barriers for smaller asset tracking




Texas cloud location over cellular (C-LoC) technology firm Polte is working with Arizona-based IoT start-up CoreKinect to launch end-to-end supply chain tracking powered by the IoT for enterprises worldwide.
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Scandit raises $80m to bring AR to logistics




Swiss firm Scandit, a technology platform for mobile computer vision and augmented reality (AR) used for proof of delivery, asset management and logistics, has raised $80m in series C funding
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Gravity adds force to UST supply chain visibility




California-based digital technology company UST Global is working with Gravity Supply Chain, a Hong Kong logistics technology provider, to develop an integrated end-to-end supply chain visibility digital platform.
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