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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: May 2017



Intel and Honeywell partner on smart logistics




Intel and Honeywell are collaborating to make the shipping and logistics industry smarter.
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Cisco helps DHL bring IoT to logistics




Cisco is helping DHL implement IoT technology into warehousing to optimise operational efficiency and lay the foundations for safer work practices.
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UPS adopts AI to let customers track parcels




Customers of logistics giant UPS can use an artificial-intelligence-enabled chatbot to obtain information about their incoming and recently delivered packages.
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Orbcomm monitors refrigerated containers at sea




Orbcomm’s VesselConnect for monitoring refrigerated containers made a splash at this month’s Transport Logistic Trade Show in Munich.
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Garmin logging devices let US lorry drivers meet new regulations

Swiss company Garmin has announced an hours-of-service electronic logging device for drivers who need to comply with recent amendments to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
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Chronicled platform logs temperature data for cold chain

Chronicled has launched a secure, smartphone-enabled platform that keeps a continuous, secure log of temperature data for heat and cold sensitive items including crucial pharmaceutical and biologics products.
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Manhattan keeps momentum with supply chain suite

At its annual Momentum customer conference in Las Vegas this month, Manhattan Associates announced a supply chain suite to increase warehouse throughput and help enterprises keep up with the pace of warehouse systems innovation.
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Beep, beep! Team Roadrunner breaks drone delivery record




A Nevada UAS Consortium (Team Roadrunner) set the record flying a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle over 150km to deliver a parcel to Austin, Texas, using cellular connectivity.
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Identiv temperature tracker debuts at Arizona show

Identiv introduced the next generation of its uTrust Sense temperature tracker during this month’s RFID Journal Live event in Arizona.
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DHL brings flexible robotics to logistics centres




Following a trial, DHL has invested in four collaborative robots for its co-packing customers. The four Sawyer robots will be flexibly used across its 19 co-packing and production logistics centres in the UK.
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Oracle extends cloud-based logistics offering

Oracle has announced a set of market-driven enhancements to its logistics cloud that empower organisations to streamline global transportation and trade compliance processes.
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Digi combines services to protect perishable good

Digi has introduced subscription-based services that provide continuous and wireless IoT-based temperature management to protect perishable, high-value goods and meet regulatory compliance standards.
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Sigfox and Alizent partner on industrial asset tracking




Sigfox has formed a global partnership with asset interactive company Alizent, a subsidiary of French company Air Liquide, to increase the benefits of IoT in industries across all sectors.
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JD.com sets up smart logistics service in China




Chinese online retailer JD.com plans to use AI and big data technology to provide smart supply chain and logistics services to businesses across a wide range of industries.
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Acumentive and Fathom partner to improve warehouse asset tracking

A partnership between Canadian company Fathom and UK-based Acumentive aims to bring more accurate location-based asset tracking to warehouses and other logistically challenging environments.
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CalAmp smart sensors deliver granular visibility

CalAmp’s iOn Tag smart sensors deliver granular visibility into product temperature, humidity, light, shock and movement at the package and pallet-level as shipments travel through the global supply chain.
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Eclipse asset management testbed to advance open standards

IoT-based asset tracking management was demonstrated at last week’s Red Hat Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, as the first fruit from the Eclipse Foundation’s recently launched testbeds for driving the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.
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Start-up offers cloud-based warehouse management




Foysonis, a technology start-up based in North Carolina, has released a cloud-based warehouse management system to run small to midsized warehouses on a software-as-a-service basis.
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