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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: May 2016


DHL conducts three-month trial of drone deliveries in Bavaria


 

DHL Parcel has concluded a three-month test of its third parcelcopter generation of drones. The trial run was conducted in the Bavarian community of Reit im Winkl.
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Canon offers logistic services for SMEs

Japanese camera company Canon’s Singapore subsidiary has introduced a cloud-based logistics service that equips businesses with real-time data for tracking delivery and automated scheduling.
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Digi Honeycomb lets transportation companies monitor perishable goods




Digi International has introduced Honeycomb, an easy to deploy service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods, alerting users if the proper temperature is not maintained.
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NEC forms joint venture for logistics visualisation in India

NEC and the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Trust have established a joint venture company, DMICDC Logistics Data Services, for providing logistics visualisation services in India.
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SAP integrates robots into warehouse management

German software company SAP is adding robotics to its EWM extended warehouse management application. The technology comes from Californian company Fetch Robotics.
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UPS to start drone deliveries of medicines in Rwanda




UPS is to start drone deliveries of medical products in Rwanda as the first stage of a global initiative with California robotics company Zipline and vaccine alliance Gavi.
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SkyBitz asset tracker uses Iridium satellite service

SkyBitz has announced a two-way global satellite communications and IECEx, Atex Zone 0 certified tracking device, the Galaxy GTP4050, for use with the Iridium MSS mobile satellite service.
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MacroPoint gives Logistics Dynamics real-time load visibility

Logistics provider Logistic Dynamics has signed a long-term agreement with MacroPoint, creator of freight tracking software to give shippers, brokers, third-party logistics providers and carriers real-time visibility into load status.
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MNX and Biologistex partner on cold-chain monitoring

Cold-chain transportation and logistics company MNX Global Logistics is expanding its GPS and cellular location-based real-time shipment integrity monitoring services through a partnership with Biologistex.
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IoT set to bring new levels of intelligence to logistics, says Lux

The rapid emergence of advanced analytics, along with modes of transport such as autonomous vehicles, will bring internet-like speeds and efficiencies to transportation and logistics, saving time and trillions of dollars, according to Lux Research.
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DHL sees machine learning as way forward for logistics industry
DHL believes self-learning and machine-learning systems will be one of the key technology trends impacting the logistics world in the next five years.
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Invengo buys Tagsys to strengthen European presence
Singapore-based RFID technology company Invengo has reached agreement on the acquisition of specialty RFID business units from French company Tagsys.
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Merchants implements supply chain technology for food services in the Caribbean
Merchants Market Group, a food service distributor to the Caribbean, is to implement supply chain planning and optimisation technology to provide accurate prediction of seasonal demand patterns, automatic analysis and precise timing of required inventory levels to increase customer service performance.
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Descartes acquires Pixi for €9.2m
Ontario-based logistics company Descartes Systems Group has acquired Pixi Software, a Germany-based provider of technology for e-commerce order fulfilment and warehouse management, for €9.2m.
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Indigo targets Asia Pacific with Hong Kong subsidiary
Warehouse management software company Indigo Software has formed a wholly owned subsidiary in Hong Kong to sell across the Asia Pacific region.
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Kuehne + Nagel expands capabilities at Singapore hub
In a bid to improve data analytics for its Asia-Pacific customers, Kuehne + Nagel has upgraded the infrastructure and expanded its logistics team at its Logistics Control Centre in Singapore.
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Freightgate tool lets logistics companies control carbon footprint
Logistics companies can calculate potential CO2 emissions from different shipping modes and shipment routings using the latest version of Freightgate’s carbon modelling wizard.
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Plex introduces supply chain planning suite
Plex Systems has launched a suite of supply chain planning products aimed at helping manufacturers efficiently and effectively manage their business, all the way from sales and operations planning to production and distribution planning.
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