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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: March 2016


UPS brings cryogenic tracking to Europe

UPS is providing healthcare customers in Europe with access to end-to-end product protection and capability to ship parcels in a cryogenic environment.
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NYK sets up logistics technology unit in Singapore

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and two of its wholly owned subsidiaries – the Monohakobi Technology Institute and NYK Business Systems – have teamed with Weathernews and Kozo Keikaku Engineering to establish a new company in Singapore to develop and market next-generation technology for shipping and logistics.
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Amazon leases Boeing aircraft to expand delivery network

E-commerce giant Amazon has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 freighter aircraft to handle more of its own deliveries in the USA. After leasing five freighters last year for a trial network, reports suggest that these planes will now go into operation in April.
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Vecima acquires Contigo to boost asset tracking portfolio

Broadband equipment maker Vecima Networks has acquired the assets of fellow Canadian company Contigo Systems, a provider of turn-key GPS products for fleet management, asset tracking and personal safety for small to medium sized fleets.
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Orbital to launch dual-mode asset tracking device

Orbital Tracking is introducing an asset tracking device to provide global fleet management, logistics and shipping customers with the ability to reduce cargo theft and operating costs.
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La Caserita streamlines warehouse management in Chile

La Caserita, a major wholesale distribution company in Chile, is optimising its warehouse and distribution process with software to increase productivity and provide an online view of inventories. The distributer will be using technology from Arizona-based JDA Software Group.
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Sysorex unifies wireless technology for healthcare asset tracking

Sysorex has launched AirPatrol for Healthcare, a unified real-time location system (RTLS) that brings multiple asset, staff and equipment tracking technologies into a single, vendor-neutral administrative platform.
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Onset cold chain monitor targets pharmaceutical applications

Data logger company Onset has introduced the InTemp CX400 pharmaceutical cold chain monitor that combines Bluetooth Low Energy, robust alarm functionality and automated report generation into one logger.
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Symphony Gold launches supply chain modelling tool

Symphony Gold has announced Gold Flow Optimization, an automated modelling and simulation tool that helps optimise supply chain performance and total cost to serve.
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Orbcomm launches cargo monitoring system
Orbcomm has released CargoWatch Secure, a real-time cargo security and condition monitoring system that provides complete shipment lifecycle awareness and visibility of dry and refrigerated cargo in transit and in storage. The application is designed to traverse across various transportation modes and serve multiple parties from origin to destination.
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SkyBitz provides intermodal chassis tracking
Commercial telematics company SkyBitz has introduced an intermodal chassis tracking and container detection system. The Falcon GXT3100i is designed to provide a complete picture of a chassis' location and whether a container is loaded on it or not.
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AT&T expands asset management to Asia
AT&T is helping companies across the world stay connected to their assets from almost anywhere by extending its air cargo tracking services to companies in Asia.
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Ceva opens state-of-the-art facilities in Western Australia
Supply chain company Ceva Logistics has signalled its commitment to existing customers and market growth in Western Australia with the official opening of state-of-the-art facilities at Hazelmere and High Wycombe.
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MIT establishes supply chain research centre in China
The government of Ningbo, China – home of the world’s busiest port – is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a global centre for supply chain education and research.
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CalAmp introduces extreme weather asset tracker at Mobile World Congress
CalAmp, a California-based provider of wireless products, announced at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the TTU-2840XTreme, a high-value asset tracking device designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions.
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Former Amazon exec to take charge of logistics at Target
Minneapolis-based retailer Target has hired former Amazon executive Arthur Valdez as executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer. Valdez will lead Target’s supply chain transformation including planning, distribution and transportation.
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Tessco adds asset tracking to fleet management offering
Tessco Technologies, a Maryland, USA, based provider of the knowledge product and value chains required to build, use and maintain wireless systems, has introduced asset tracking, education and communications privacy products.
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Advantech rugged industrial PCs suit logistics applications
Taiwanese company Advantech’s latest generation vehicle-terminal rugged industrial PC is suitable for all types of logistics applications.
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