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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: March 2017



Maersk and Ericsson join Plug & Play logistics accelerator



Maersk and Ericsson have teamed up with Silicon Valley veteran Plug & Play to launch a supply chain and logistics accelerator.
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Orbcomm collaboration increases vessel visibility



Orbcomm has collaborated with maritime technology industry companies Pole Star and Weatherdock to develop Hali, a class B tri-mode vessel tracking system that is said to ensure complete vessel visibility.
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Log-Net adds artificial intelligence to logistics platform
The latest version of the Log-Net autonomous logistics platform uses artificial intelligence and analytics to create a global supply chain management platform. The platform is delivered completely as a software as a service model via the internet.
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TomTom and M2M DataSmart help lorry drivers meet ELD mandate



Navigation company TomTom is working with wireless data service provider M2M DataSmart to improve the data logging experience for lorry drivers.
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Billings Clinics implements location and asset management



Billings Clinic in Montana has implemented an asset management and real-time location system to manage its fleet of mobile medical equipment using technology from Michigan-based Versus.
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Reverse supply chain management company joins IoT M2M Council
Re-Teck, which optimises reverse supply chain management services for technology, electronics and telecoms, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
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Mercator app aims to transform warehousing operations



Dubai-based Mercator has launched an intelligent cargo ecosystem, an open API platform for air cargo management and ground handling.
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ORBCOMM partner Kordia wins Australian Maritime Safety Authority contract


ORBCOMM and New Zealand based mission critical network provider Kordia will provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts to AMSA for designated regions and specific maritime projects
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Kewill re-brands as Blujay, launches global trade network
Kewill has re-branded itself and subsidiary LeanLogistics as BluJay Solutions. The company has also launched the BluJay Global Trade Network
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Japanese furniture chain opts for robot butlers


Nitori Holdings, Japan's largest furniture and home furnishing chain with more than 400 stores, is deploying robotics at its Home Logistics logistics subsidiary, which operates 34 distribution bases and a logistics network for product delivery to stores and e-commerce customers across the country
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Cryoport introduces cryogenic logistics solution for reproductive health market
Cryoport has launched a cryogenic service dedicated to the reproductive health market. CryoStork Next Flight Out is designed to be a fast, reliable service for reproductive health patients, providing express transportation across the United States and the world for reproductive health commodities such as sperm, eggs, embryos and reproductive tissues
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DHL Express Hong Kong mobile enabled on demand delivery service


DHL Express has launched a mobile enabled On Demand Delivery service in Hong Kong, allowing shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standardised delivery options
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Unisys launches cargo management solution to improve carrier agility
Named Digistics, the new system allows air carriers to choose from a set of offerings or select the specific cargo services they need, including inventory management, booking, invoicing, and accounting. The system features cross-platform analytics allowing carriers to view past, present and forecast data for enhanced operations
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JDA/SCDigest: gap between 3PLS, shippers' innovation expectations


New research from Supply Chain Digest (SCDigest) and JDA Software examining the impact of Big Data and IoT in the supply chain has found that 69 percent of shippers feel that innovation is very important in their relationship with third party logistics providers (3PLs). However, the research found a gap between shippers' expectations of innovation on the one hand, and their confidence in 3PLs to deliver innovation
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