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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: March 2019

 
Orbcomm trackers use solar power to last ten years




Orbcomm has launched a range of solar-powered trackers for dry trailers and containers. The GT 1200 devices are part of a telematics range that includes multiple sensor options, applications and cellular and optional satellite connectivity.
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SAP deploys blockchain to track popcorn supply chain




With blockchain-as-a-service from German software company SAP, STMS is helping French popcorn producer Nataïs digitalise its supply chain and provide transparency to consumers.
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InVia automates Tobi warehouse operations




Online women’s fashion retailer Tobi has deployed picker robots and a cloud-based robotics-as-a-service automation system to optimise ecommerce fulfilment in its Reno, Nevada, warehouse. The technology comes from California-based InVia Robotics.
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RK Logistics deploys Fetch autonomous robots




RK Logistics Group, a Silicon Valley third-party logistics company, has completed testing and has deployed Fetch Robotics' CartConnect autonomous mobile robots for time-critical warehousing and distribution operations.
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Blockchain firms collaborate on smart bill of lading




Two blockchain companies are collaborating to offer smart bill of lading and cost-effective logistics operations. Slovenian start-up Cargo X has partnered with the Florida-based logistics platform DexFreight.
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TraceLink smart inventory tracker for warehouse compliance




Massachusetts-based TraceLink, an integrated digital supply network providing real-time information sharing in the medical industry, has announced a smart inventory tracker for cloud-based end-to-end warehouse compliance.
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Trakopolis platform combines asset tracking and logging




Alberta-based Trakopolis IoT has launched a platform that incorporates asset tracking, load sharing and electronic logging devices.
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FedEx develops same-day delivery autonomous robot




FedEx has developed an autonomous delivery robot to help retailers make same-day and last-kilometre deliveries to their customers. Early testers of the service include Pizza Hut, Target and Walmart.
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Trimble adopts Digi IoT technology for refrigerated trailers




Trimble Transportation is using SmartSense by Digi on its refrigerated trailers. This fleet-focused initiative is part of both Trimble and Digi's effort to connect all aspects of the supply chain.
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Huawei unveils smart logistics at MWC




Huawei released a smart logistics offering during last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, aiming to help enterprises improve efficiency in fields such as transportation, distribution and warehousing, facilitate agile innovation in the logistics industry, and achieve digital, information-based and intelligent management.
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Mercedes-Benz project for blockchain in supply chain




Mercedes-Benz is counting on blockchain technology for more transparency in complex vehicle supply chains following a partnership with Icertis, a Washington-based provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud.
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Accenture and AWS use blockchain to help small-scale producers




Accenture is working with Mastercard, Amazon Web Services, Everledger and Mercy on a circular supply chain capability that leverages digital identity, payments and blockchain to reward directly sustainable practices of small-scale growers and suppliers.
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China Post and Deppon to begin autonomous package delivery




Chinese delivery and logistics companies China Post and Deppon Express will begin autonomous package delivery services next month with the first self-driving vehicles in daily commercial use in China. The lorries will operate on autonomous driving technologies developed by Fabu Technology.
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Amazon and Alibaba shaking up ecommerce, says ParcelHero chief




Amazon and Alibaba are creating the biggest revolution in shipping for 60 years, according to ParcelHero’s David Jinks speaking at last week’s Digital Ship CIO Conference in London.
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Poultry carrier turns to Cooltrax for cold-chain monitoring




Sexton Farms, a temperature-controlled carrier serving the poultry industry in south-eastern USA, is using remote temperature control monitoring and reporting technology from fellow Georgia company Cooltrax for 175 refrigerated trailers or reefers.
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HCL and Sierra Wireless demonstrate smart logistics at MWC

Indian technology company HCL Technologies and Canadian IoT firm Sierra Wireless partnered to demonstrate smart logistics at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Polte and NimbleLink partner on location-based asset tracking

Minnesota-based NimbeLink and Dallas company Polte have teamed up on location technologies for IoT asset tracking. The collaboration enhances 4G and 5G connectivity for asset trackers from NimbeLink.
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