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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: March 2018

 

DHL pilots technology at US operations




DHL is piloting a range of technologies in its US operations, including robotics, augmented reality and autonomous vehicles.
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Kuehne + Nagel partners Honeywell on global supply chain

Honeywell is partnering with logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel. The firm will support Kuehne + Nagel's global innovation initiatives for connected distribution centres. The alliance is focused on global supply chain productivity, accuracy and efficiency improvements.
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FedEx provides end-to-end returns management




FedEx has introduced technology that provides e-tailers with end-to-end returns management.
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UPS smart grid for charging EVs in London




Logistics company UPS has led a consortium deploying smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.
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Imperial Logistics uses blockchain to secure medical supply chain




South Africa-based Imperial Logistics is using blockchain and a cloud platform to provide an end-to-end fulfilment backbone that manages the entire distribution process of essential medical supplies.
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VeriShip data bridge provides visibility of parcel shipments

Parcel shipping intelligence company VeriShip has launched the VDB data bridge to let companies that rely on parcel carriers such as UPS and FedEx close the data gaps between what happens to a package before it is manifested and all that happens after.
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Seldat RFID technology targets 3PL warehouses




Seldat Technology Services has introduced an RFID system for third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse management. This is an extension of the New Jersey firm’s RFID technologies used globally in warehouses handling food and beverage, automotive, and consumer packaged goods.
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DHL and Accenture explore blockchain in logistics



DHL has released a report with technology consultant Accenture on blockchain's potential to transform the logistics industry. Global supply chains are notoriously complex, with a diverse set of stakeholders, varying interests, and many third-party intermediaries, challenges that blockchain is well suited to address.
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Kuehne + Nagel provides insights into sea freight



Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has launched Sea Explorer, a digital platform that provides comprehensive sea-freight service offerings. It has also formed a technology alliance with Honeywell for connecting its distribution centres.
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DB Cargo to fit smart sensors to entire fleet



DB Cargo is to equip its entire fleet of railway wagons with smart sensors, smart telematics systems and whisper brakes by 2020.
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DSV tests Brieftrace IoT blockchain tracking technology



Danish transport and logistics company DSV has begun a blockchain IoT shipment tracking pilot using technology from Israeli company Brieftrace.
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JDA and MIT partner on IoT for supply chains
JDA Software has started a multiyear collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on joint research to create innovative capabilities within the supply chain using intelligent edge technologies such as machine learning, AI, IoT and analytics.
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Milaha opens first phase of Logistics City



Qatar-based supply chain company Milaha has inaugurated the first phase of its 400,000m2 Logistics City, with a 35,000m2 warehousing facility dedicated to temperature-controlled cargo. The facility marks the company’s entry into cold chain services, and will cater to the food industry, pharmaceuticals and other fast-moving consumer goods.
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AI-based warehouse robot can lug up to 1600kg



Singapore-based robotics and supply chain automation company GreyOrange unveiled at this week’s LogiMat in Germany its expanded range of Butler robots capable of managing payloads from 100 to 1600kg.
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Magazino closes €20m financing for warehouse robots



German warehouse robotics start-up Magazino has closed a €20.1m financing round with new investors including the international technology group Körber, Cellcom, Zalando and Fiege Logistics. The round is led by the Körber Group and is one of the largest funding rounds for robotics start-ups in Europe.
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Wind River backs IMC RFP template programme, and…



The decision by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) to launch an RFP template programme could be just what the industry needs, according to Tom Gibbings (pictured), market development manager at Intel-subsidiary Wind River.
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…Teleena joins IMC, Arrow reveals logic behind joining



Dutch IoT and mobility enabler Teleena has joined the IoT M2M Council trade association to expand its reach among enterprises. And Amir Sherman (pictured) from Arrow Electronics revealed at last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg some of the thinking behind its decision to join the IMC late last year.
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