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Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: May 2015

 


Audi, DHL and Amazon pilot project to delivery parcels directly to customers’ cars

Car maker Audi has teamed up with DHL Parcel and Amazon Prime to develop a parcel delivery service that enables delivery directly to the boot of a customer’s car.
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Bell Nursery uses Apple app to boost supply chain management to Home Depot stores

Bell Nursery, the primary supplier to 178 Home Depot stores in seven states and the District of Columbia, claims to have improved profitability and halved waste by using an Apple-based mobile app development platform to create an enterprise mobility system for supply chain and inventory management.
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PearTrack licenses UK container locking and tracking system

California-based PearTrack Security Systems has completed the acquisition of a patented container locking system through an exclusive licence of the intellectual property from PearLoxx, a UK company.
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Finish security tag protects valuable shipments

In collaboration with its EU project partners, the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland has developed an electronic security tag that can used to protect valuable shipments and enhance product safety.
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ECCS data logger provides cold chain monitoring

Providing cold chain monitoring for products in transit, the IPlug PDF single-use logger from Ohio-based ECCS measures environmental temperature from -40 to +65ËšC with an accuracy of 0.3ËšC and resolution of 0.1ËšC.
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Ingram analytics engine helps supply-chain decision making

Ingram Micro Mobility has introduced an analytics system that can take a user’s data and connected-device lifestyle trend and behaviour analysis to help decision making by the supply chain team.
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Kinetic RFID helps hotels keep track of laundry

To help manage assets and control laundry costs, Kinetic RFID, a provider of asset tracking technology, has teamed up with Hotelier Linen Services, a hospitality laundry service in south Florida.
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XPO adds Bridge Terminal purchase to Norbert acquisition

XPO Logistics has reported a smaller quarterly loss and struck its second deal in a week by agreeing to buy US-based Bridge Terminal Transport for $100m.
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