Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: November 2018

 
 
DB Schenker puts autonomous lorry into operation



A DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, central Sweden, has seen the first commercial use of a T-pod – an all-electric, autonomous lorry from Swedish company Einride.
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DHL consultant lists five IoT challenges for logistics



The five main issues facing logistics companies implementing IoT technology are compatibility, security, privacy, data management and operational excellence, according to Wei Zhang (pictured), a senior consultant at DHL, speaking at this month’s Advantech IoT Co-Creation Summit in Suzhou, China,
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Orbcomm launches refrigerated container monitor
Orbcomm has launched a remote monitor and controller for refrigerated containers travelling by land, rail or sea to give uninterrupted visibility of operations, improved efficiency and reduced costs.
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Logistics form heart of smart cities, says Advantech



Without intelligent logistics, the smart city concept does not work, Michael Kreft (pictured), executive sales director at Advantech, told delegates at his company’s IoT Co-Creation Summit this month in Suzhou, China.
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Hamburg port tests 5G technologies



The Hamburg Port Authority, Deutsche Telekom and Nokia are testing aspects of the 5G standard using various applications in real-world industrial conditions at the port of Hamburg in Germany.
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Cainiao IoT helped Alibaba prepare for shopping festival



Chinese shopping giant Alibaba’s smart logistics company Cainiao Network used IoT and robotics technologies to prepare for this year’s 11.11 global shopping festival. Last year, the one-day event brought in $25.3bn in gross merchandise volume.
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Parcel X launches blockchain-powered cross-border delivery
Parcel X has launched a blockchain-powered parcel network in beta version. It claims to be the world's first and only cross-border functional parcel delivery platform that offers ecommerce and delivery service providers several autonomous collaborative services such as real-time sign-in and online interactivity.
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Illinois start-up implements smart freight trucking



Olimp – an IT-start-up headquartered in Illinois – has released a smart service for the freight trucking industry that is designed to improve the efficiency of each participant in the transportation and warehousing business.
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Volvo Trucks boost remote diagnotics with AI



Volvo Trucks North America is enhancing its remote diagnostics capabilities with an advanced analytics platform to strengthen its portfolio of uptime-boosting services. The company is working with analytics specialist SAS, which is supporting Volvo's artificial intelligence efforts
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DoD awards ORBCOMM, Savi worldwide asset tracking contract



The DoD has awarded ORBCOMM and Savi with a multi-million dollar contract to provide real-time tracking of nearly 24,000 high value military assets throughout military supply chains and cargo management
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Oracle unveil Blockchain for Supply Chain



Oracle has launched a blockchain cloud for applications to improve transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain
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Trakopolis, KeepTruckin electronic logging for Canadian truckers



Trakopolis has partnered with San Francisco based electronic logging device and fleet management start-up KeepTruckin. The move introduces a combined electronic logging device solution for trucking and logistics operators in Canada prior to the commencement of the country's ELD mandate
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SmartDrive, Geotab single on-board box
SmartDrive Systems is collaborating with telematics specialist Geotab to provide fleets with integrated solutions using the SmartDrive platform as a single on-board data collection hub
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Kofax logistics project wins digital leadership award
Davies Turner has implemented an intelligent automation solution from automation software specialist Kofax, yielding real-time insight into shipments and inventory that have significantly improved service delivery
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Toyota creates automated Pizza Hut on wheels



Toyota and Pizza Hut have developed an automated pizza restaurant on wheels to illustrate connected mobility and automation concepts from the e-Palette Alliance
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