Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: May 2018

 
DHL provides end-to-end supply chain visibility




DHL has introduced an end-to-end supply chain visibility platform. Called MySupplyChain, it provides supply chain management and business intelligence insights.
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Kuehne + Nagel launches warehouse management system




Kuehne + Nagel is launching a global warehouse management system. It has already been deployed in China at an omni-channel distribution centre for a major fashion brand.
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Norfolk Southern seeks supply chain start-ups




US transportation company Norfolk Southern has announced a strategic partnership with Plug & Play, a technology start-up accelerator based in Silicon Valley, to develop artificial intelligence, machine learning, industrial IoT and analytics for supply chains.
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SkyBitz updates trailer tracking for Schneider




Wisconsin-based transportation and logistics company Schneider has teamed up with SkyBitz to implement its third generation trailer and container tracking system.
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Georgia-Pacific creates space for supply chain companies to innovate




Paper maker Georgia-Pacific is bringing together supply chain companies to study robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning and autonomous vehicles at its Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation.
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DPL wireless device tracks unpowered assets




DPL Telematics, a provider of asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, has introduced a wireless device for tracking any powered or unpowered assets.
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Active cargo tracking to grow at 20% a year, says Berg

The installed base of active cargo tracking units will grow at nearly 20 per cent a year to reach 8.9 million by 2022, according to IoT market research provider Berg Insight.
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DHL and IBM see AI thriving in logistics




Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to thrive in the logistics industry, according to a joint report by DHL and IBM.
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SAP and Deutsche Telekom demo logistics package at Hannover Messe




At last week’s Hannover Messe, Deutsche Telekom and SAP showed an IoT logistics system that enables the monitoring of the positions of vehicle and trailer fleets worldwide, and the movements and transport conditions of individual containers and packages of goods.
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Kuehne + Nagel adds three digital services




Kuehne + Nagel has launched three digital services to facilitate and enhance the interaction between its customers and the company.
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Amazon extends in-car deliveries




Millions of owners of eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo vehicles in the USA can have Amazon packages delivered inside their cars using Amazon Key.
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Orange and Siemens partner on industrial asset management, while…




French mobile operator Orange and German technology giant Siemens are developing factory asset tracking and asset monitoring to optimise the supply chain and improve efficiencies. This is the start of a joint initiative to adopt the IoT in the industrial sector.
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…Siemens partners GateHouse on shipment estimating

Siemens is working with Danish company GateHouse Logistics to improve precision in estimating the arrival times of commercial and industrial shipments. This will use the AX4 logistics platform from Siemens subsidiary Axit.
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Avnet explains how to harden IoT-connected supply chain

IoT connectivity in the factory of the future has put industrial supply chains in the crosshairs of the world’s most sophisticated and malicious cyber criminals, according to technology distributor Avnet.
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FourKites temperature tracking keeps chickens fresh




Chicken, turkey and pork group Perdue Foods has selected Chicago-based FourKites to provide real-time temperature and location tracking of shipments across its supply chain.
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Trimble adopts blockchain to alleviate logistics pain points

Trimble Transportation Enterprise is using its new blockchain network and Hortonworks global data management with machine learning models to alleviate pain points across the transportation and logistics industry.
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IMC journal covers IoT law and public policy

The International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy, a journal that will cover how governments around the world are regulating and incentivising the nascent IoT technology sector, began publication last month.
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