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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: May 2020

 
Microsoft AI analyses FedEx IoT logistics data




The first offering of a multiyear collaboration will collect data through the proprietary IoT technology of FedEx and analyse them using Microsoft's suite of AI, machine learning and analytics.
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UL helps mitigate supply chain cyber-security risks




Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has announced a way to help organisations mitigate supply chain cyber-security risk.
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Nvidia improves BMW logistics with AI robots




Car maker BMW has selected Nvidia’s Isaac robotics platform for its automotive factories. The logistics robots were built using AI computing and visualisation technologies.
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Tres and Danelec accelerate IoT use in shipping




Texas-based vessel performance software company Tres Solutions is working with Danelec Marine, a Danish provider of ship-to-shore data products, to accelerate the use of high-resolution data and IoT in delivering insights to shipping companies.
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Idelic and Samsara partner on trucking telematics




Pennsylvania-based driver management company Idelic is working with IoT firm Samsara so lorries can automatically upload electronic logging and camera data to Idelic’s Safety Suite platform.
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InVia warehouse software helps workers maintain safe distances




Warehouse managers and workers can receive automatic alerts when safe distances are breached using the latest software from Californian warehouse automation firm InVia Robotics.
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Softeon opens lab to develop warehouse technology




Supply chain software company Softeon has opened a warehouse innovation laboratory near its headquarters in Virginia.
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Covariant raises $40m for AI supply chain robots




Covariant, a start-up making artificial intelligence (AI) robotics for supply chain use, has raised $40m in series B funding, bringing its total funding to $67m.
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Evoxyz Bluetooth enables social distancing at Holisol Logistics




Indian companies Holisol Logistics and Evoxyz Software have developed a Bluetooth-based method for effective practising of social distancing at Holisol’s fulfilment centres.
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How the IoT is shining light on complex supply chains

A report on the supply chain session at last month’s IMC Industrial IoT Online Summit, which saw presentations from MultiTech, NimbeLink, Smart Logistics and Tata Communications.
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Loscam uses Thinxtra Sigfox technology to track packaging




Loscam is using Sigfox technology from Australian operator Thinxtra to enable track and trace for its returnable packaging assets.
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IBM blockchain aids Covid-19 supply chain




IBM has announced Rapid Supplier Connect, a blockchain-based network designed to help government agencies and healthcare organisations identify new, non-traditional suppliers who have pivoted to address the shortage of equipment, devices and supplies needed for Covid-19 relief efforts.
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UPS and Softeon make warehouses smarter




UPS is introducing warehouse network technology to make distribution centres smarter and more efficient. The technology was created by Virginia-based Softeon.
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Ceva deploys robots at Melbourne super-site




Ceva Logistics has deployed automated mobile robots at its Truganina super-site near Melbourne in Australia.  The robots have already achieved a 400% increase in the speed of operations within the 250,000m2 facility.
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BluJay lets Uber Freight build resilient supply chain




Uber Freight is helping businesses build resilient global supply chains with freight technology from Michigan-based software and services company BluJay.
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Particle provides ability to track mobile assets




California-based edge-to-cloud IoT platform Particle has introduced a system that provides organisations with the ability to track the location of a wide variety of mobile assets.
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Descartes helps Ancla meet Covid-19 logistics challenges




Germany’s Ancla Logistik, a third party logistics services provider, is scaling its use of Descartes’ ecommerce warehouse management system (WMS) to on-board quickly online retailers who have been impacted by Covid-19.
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Blue Yonder applies AI to Sainsbury’s supply chain




Arizona-based Blue Yonder is using its artificial intelligence (AI) platform to help UK retailer chain Sainsbury’s power its supply chain strategy.
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