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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: November 2016

 
DHL Express $185m Americas investment includes technology upgrades



DHL Express says it is continuing its investment plan for the USA and the Americas as growth in the region meets expectations. The $185m earmarked for 2016 and 2017 is focused on technology, infrastructure and people, creating some 900 new jobs in 2016 alone.
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UPS buys Marken to increase life sciences offering
UPS is to acquire Marken, a provider of supply chain services to the life sciences industry. The transaction provides UPS with growth opportunities across the life sciences customer base.
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Digi acquires FreshTemp to boost cold-chain offering
Digi has acquired FreshTemp, a provider of temperature monitoring and task management products for the food industry.
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Honeywell helps US Postal Service track parcels



The US Postal Service has deployed more than 5000 Honeywell handheld computers to postal workers as the organisation expands its parcel-tracking network.
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Amerijet adopts Starcom GPS tracking for cargo



Florida-based cargo airline Amerijet International has approved Starcom Systems’ Kylos Air GPS tracking device for air cargo use aboard its aircraft.
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Fujitsu helps BearCom keep track of digital radios
Japanese company Fujitsu is helping a North American provider of two-way radio wireless communications equipment manage and track its portfolio of rental wireless devices that are used to support many of the largest events in the country.
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Nexcom forklift computer improves inventory control



Taiwanese company Nexcom has introduced a 26.6cm vehicle mount computer to increase inventory control, visibility and accuracy in warehouse management.
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NXP, DAF aim for platoons 30 times faster than humans

NXP and DAF are working on improvements to truck platooning that will allow truck platoons to react 30 times faster than humans in 2017
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Alphabet drone delivery cancels Starbucks deal
The cancellation comes as two of the leaders of the drone delivery team within Alphabet are reported to have been "pushed out" by the company
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IAR cuts IoT fleet management system time to market
Swedish IoT developer Noa Technologies is building an IoT based fleet management solution using the IoT development platform from fellow Swedish company IAR Systems
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Deloitte real-time predictive supply chain analytics
The company says the new suite of software is designed to provide clients with an insight driven advantage
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Routific, Virtace partner on route optimisation

The firms are working on a work order management platform that can optimise logistics and field service operations
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Omnitracs expands telematics to fleets of all sizes

New telematics options to allow fleets of all sizes to realise greater benefits from real-time asset tracking and data-based fleet visibility
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GENCO introduces scalable warehousing for healthcare logistics

GENCO says that its multi-tenant warehousing will provide small and medium-sized manufacturers top-tier supply chain solutions traditionally used by only large-scale customers in dedicated facilities
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Telit IoT module provides precise dead reckoning accuracy

Telit has launched a new autonomous navigation IoT module that provides new levels of dead reckoning accuracy
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Paytm emulates Alibaba model with local supply chain optimisation
Paytm has tied up with Indian logistics and supply chain software firm LogiNext to extend its supply chain operations through to India's smaller towns and into rural areas
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