Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: November 2017



Vodafone launches asset tracking service in India




Vodafone has launched a vehicle, asset and people tracking service in India. Called Super IoT, it enables end-to-end management of device, application, connectivity, service platform, support and security.
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Heinz shows variety in supply chain tracking




US food giant Kraft Heinz is adopting real-time supply chain tracking and analytics to predict shipment arrival times, track load temperatures and analyse transportation operations. The technology comes from Chicago-based FourKites.
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Alibaba and 4PX open smart logistics park in China




Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao and ecommerce company 4PX have jointly opened an international intelligent logistics park in Dongguan, China.
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Microsoft reinvents supply chain for Xbox and Surface




Microsoft is reinventing its supply chain by teaming with SAP Ariba and Intrigo Systems to create a scalable, modern platform to support the efficient, cost-effective manufacturing of its most popular products, including the Xbox and Surface.
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Tristar deploys blockchain for supply chain transparency




UAE-based liquid logistics provider Tristar Group has unveiled a proof of concept using blockchain technology to achieve transparency in the supply chain.
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Samsara IoT gateway tracks trailers




Internet-connected sensor company Samsara has announced a solar-powered IoT wireless gateway for applications such as trailer tracking and industrial asset monitoring.
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Bluetooth tamper-proof beacon guards high-value assets




What is claimed to be the world's first Bluetooth beacon that is tamper proof, Beeks Mini Tamper Proof comes from HID Global subsidiary Bluvision, a provider of software-based real-time location products and sensor beacons.
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UPS puts weight behind blockchain




UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, a forum for the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry.
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Kuehn + Nagel brings technology to Chinese retailer JD.com




Drawing on its e-commerce fulfilment expertise, Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel has partnered with JD.com, China’s largest retailer, to design a supply chain system including quality control checks at origin.
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DHL launches digital freight platform in Poland




DHL has made its Saloodo digital freight platform available to carriers in Poland. The start-up founded in 2016 by DHL presented its portfolio at this week’s TransPoland Translogistica trade fair in Warsaw.
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LTI picks Orbcomm for cold-chain telematics




LTI Trucking Services, a truckload carrier and full-service logistics company based in Missouri, has selected Orbcomm to provide it cold-chain telematics service to track, monitor and control its fleet of refrigerated trailers.
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Workhorse integrates van and drone for last-kilometre delivery




Ohio technology company Workhorse Group says it is optimising last-kilometre delivery with its N-Gen electric van and integrated HorseFly package delivery drone.
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Bluetooth improves Parexel active tracking service




Parexel has enhanced its active tracking service with Bluetooth capability to improve monitoring of temperature-controlled medication. The feature uses mobile and sensor technology to prevent temperature-compromised medication from reaching patients.
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Phee establishes logistics centre in Myanmar




Singapore-based multinational shipping and logistics firm Phee Group has established Phee Central, a 5500 square metre logistics centre in Myanmar using the latest warehouse management technology,
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ClipperData service warns of supply chain disruptions

Real-time crude oil and petroleum product cargo tracking company ClipperData and Eqlim, a specialist in real-time, open source intelligence and event detection, are seeing strong demand for their contextual supply chain disruption alert service called Impact Alerts.
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