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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: May 2019

 
IBM AI mitigates supply chain disruptions




IBM has released AI-powered anomaly detection capabilities to mitigate supply chain disruptions.
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DHL brings drone delivery to China




DHL Express is partnering Chinese intelligent autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang to launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery service in the urban areas of China.
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Kuehne + Nagel opens CGT logistics centre in Chicago




Kuehne + Nagel subsidiary Quick has opened a cell and gene therapy (CGT) logistics facility in Chicago to support the life science community.
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Amazon leads funding round in Deliveroo




Amazon is leading a $575m funding round in food delivery company Deliveroo, taking the total it has raised to date to $1.53bn.
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DB Schenker opens low-carbon hub in Norway




Digitisation and sustainability are key for the logistics sector, according to DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes speaking at the opening of the firm’s low-carbon city distribution centre in Oslo.
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JDA and Microsoft add machines learning to warehouse management

Arizona-based JDA Software is adding machine learning built on Microsoft Azure to its Luminate warehouse management system.
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SingPost partners Synagie to provide on-demand warehousing




Singapore Post is working with local company Synagie to provide on-demand warehousing and fulfilment to SMEs in Singapore and south-east Asia.
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Oracle updates logistics management on supply chain cloud




To help organisations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle has announced logistics management updates to its SCM supply chain management cloud.
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Redwood acquires Eminent to boost technology integration

Chicago-based Redwood Logistics has acquired Eminent Global Logistics, a provider of transportation management systems implementation and integration services, to bolster its technology integration and consulting services platform.
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GeoTraq uses Polte technology in asset tracking modules




GeoTraq, a Las Vegas-based mobile IoT module manufacturer and connectivity provider, is embedding Polte’s location technologies into two NB-IoT and LTE-M modules for asset tracking applications.
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Thundercomm and Microsoft launch plug-and-play asset tracker




Teaming up with Microsoft, California-based Thundercomm has introduced plug-and-play asset tracking using LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity.
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Prologis opts for AWS and Rigado for digital infrastructure




Logistics real-estate company Prologis is using Oregon-based Rigado’s Cascade IoT gateways and Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Greengrass to provide edge connectivity and computing for its future logistics digital infrastructure.
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SAP and Uber Freight partner on intelligent automation




German software company SAP and Uber Freight have announced a partnership to modernise the freight industry through intelligent process automation and better access to a network of connected drivers.
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Maersk offers digital ocean customs clearance




Maersk has become the first container shipping company to offer digital ocean customs clearance.
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Volkswagen pilots blockchain to deliver supply chain transparency




German blockchain company Minespider is helping car maker Volkswagen bring transparency to its supply chain. The technology makes it possible to trace raw materials back to the point of origin.
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Amazon partners Chamberlain to offer in-garage deliveries




In collaboration with Illinois-based Chamberlain Group, Amazon is offering some of its customers in-garage deliveries.
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Logistics sector must strengthen IoT security, says Inmarsat

Businesses in the transport and logistics sector recognise their approaches to cyber security must be strengthened but are not yet taking the practical steps to safeguard their IoT deployments, according to a study for satellite communications company Inmarsat.
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Shipping companies band together in digital trade body




After gaining regulatory approval from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), four container shipping companies – AP Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express – have established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).
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