Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: November 2015

 


UPS rolls out telematics in Singapore

UPS is rolling out telematics technology to its Singapore delivery fleet. The proprietary system works with the DIAD delivery information acquisition device, a handheld device used by UPS drivers during deliveries to gather data for analysis to improve safety, service and performance throughout UPS’s service network.
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Orbcomm and AOS integrate fleet tracking and trailer monitoring

M2M and IoT provider Orbcomm has integrated its fleet tracking and monitoring system with the TMMi trailer monitoring and management system from Add On Systems (AOS), an Oklahoma-based provider of real-time interfaces and applications for truckload carriers.
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East Coast Warehouse opts for cloud-based yard management

East Coast Warehouse & Distribution, a temperature-controlled logistics provider in New York and New Jersey, has launched a cloud-based yard management system to help manage imports and exports for its food and beverage customers, and US Customs & Border Protection services.
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SkyBitz checks when trailers are detained at customer premises

A system that automatically monitors trailers stopped at customer locations and sends notifications according to set detention rules is available from Virginia-based remote asset tracking company SkyBitz.
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SML software suite simplifies RFID retail supply chain management

SML has released Clarity 3.x software, the latest version of the Texas company’s cloud-based software suite that simplifies retail RFID deployment to enable real-time apparel inventory management across the global retail channel.
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Kenco partners Pinc to use drones for warehouse automation

Warehouse automation may soon take to the skies, as logistics provider Kenco teams up with Pinc Solutions to explore the use of drones to manage warehouse systems and yard operations.
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Oracle expands supply chain cloud offerings

To help manufacturers address the needs of complex, global supply chains, database software company Oracle has expanded its SCM supply chain management cloud offering with central planning and manufacturing modules.
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Saudi petrochemical company uses Globalstar and Ovinto M2M to track fleet

Saudi Arabian petrochemical supplier Sabic is equipping its entire European fleet of 500 rail tank cars with M2M satellite-based tracking and monitoring technology supplied by a partnership between US satellite company Globalstar and Belgian wireless provider Ovinto.
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Trimble asset tracker integrates with fleet manager

California-based Trimble has launched a flexible asset tracking system that provides visibility into the location and use of portable assets from a convenient portal.
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Cainiao readies technology and logistics partners for China’s biggest online selling day

China-based Cainiao Logistics is gearing up logistics arrangements ready for next week’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival online sale event in an operation that will involve more than 1.7 million delivery personnel, 400,000 vehicles, 5000 warehouses and 200 airplanes.
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Sonata buys Ibis to gain foothold in US market

Sonata Software, a Bengaluru, India, based strategic IT firm, has agreed to acquire US supply chain software and services provider Ibis (Interactive Business Information Systems). Founded in 1989, Ibis is a Microsoft Dynamics partner.
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Navman Wireless launches GPS software platform

Fleet and asset tracking technology company Navman Wireless has launched Director, its latest GPS software platform.
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PCTel antenna portfolio suits asset tracking in heavy RF traffic

Telecoms company PCTel has launched a GNSS multi-satellite antenna portfolio for mobile and base station timing applications.
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FusionOps adds predictive analytics to supply chain platform

Supply chain insights company FusionOps has added predictive analytics for the supply chain to its platform. This will include pre-defined predictive models based on statistical models and machine learning techniques.
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Active cargo tracking technology growing at 26% CAGR, says Berg
The installed base of active cargo tracking units will reach 5.8 million by 2019, according to a research report from M2M and IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.
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