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Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: October 2015

SAP launches all in one analytics as a cloud service
SAP is planning a new cloud based analytics offering that will incorporate business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics as a single service. The company is planning to offer the new package as a software as a service (SaaS) offering.
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Cisco opens European research centre devoted to logistics and manufacturing
IoT and networking specialist Cisco has opened a European research and development centre in Berlin devoted to innovation in IoT and logistics, transportation and manufacturing.
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Aeris, Isotrak partner for IoT and data visibility in fleet telematics
IoT technology provider Aeris is partnering with fleet management software and fleet telematics provider Isotrak to provide improved cellular connectivity and data analytics for Isotrak’s global customers.
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UPS: omnichannel means logistics firms must become networks
Speaking at the Third Party Logistics (3PL) Summit event in Venio, the Netherlands, contract logistics VP Boris Dobberstein at UPS has urged logistics companies to become networks.
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Mark-It sells WAM to ORBCOMM
Ocean refrigeration monitoring company Mark-It Service is selling its M2M telemetry subsidiary WAM Technologies to IoT and M2M specialist ORBCOMM. The acquisition will extend ORBCOMM’s product range and market reach in oceanic refrigerated containers and intercontinental cold chain technologies.
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Remote robots inevitable as warehouses grow in size
Robots and industrial scale automation will become inevitable as warehouses become ever larger as a result of increasing global trade and the impact of e-commerce according to a report by Colliers International.
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Pharma logistics firm HD Smith selects Fusionops for supply chain analytics
America’s largest independent pharmaceutical distributor, H.D. Smith has selected Fusionops for its supply chain analytics platform. The logistics company aims to improve decision making across its operation through the use of Fusionops’ cloud based platform.
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Verizon activates 150,000 Geotab fleet management devices
In the nine months to June this year, Verizon activated 150,000 Geotab GO7 connected devices designed to maximise fleet efficiency. The figures demonstrate the increasing rate of take up of IoT and M2M devices within commercial haulage and logistics fleets in North America.
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AT&T introduces worldwide container management service
AT&T says it is helping businesses manage their shipping containers as they move across the globe. And Danish company AP Moller-Maersk Group is one of the first to use the technology to connect its refrigerated containers.
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Amazon poses technology problems for 3PL providers
Third-party logistics providers are actively seeking technology to help them cope with an increase in e-commerce business from the likes of Amazon, according to the 22nd Annual Surveys of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics.
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Telular acquires SmartLogix to expand in petroleum distribution
IoT telematics, security and bulk storage management company Telular has acquired SmartLogix, a provider of petroleum management, inventory and transportation logistics products headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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Philippines telco launches software suite for enterprise logistics
Philippines wireless service provider Smart Enterprise, part of PLDT, has launched a business-to-business suite of software and hardware to cater to the needs of the transportation, logistics and distribution industries.
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Bison implements asset management technology to track trailers
Bison Transport, one of the largest carriers in Canada, is implementing asset management technology to get better use out of its fleet of trailers and reduce its trailer count.
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Trimble RFID reader lets tags be checked across transport spectrum
Trimble has introduced a rugged, handheld computer with integrated UHF RFID capability designed to read both the rail-industry specific AEI automatic equipment identification tags and the EPC electronic product code tags used worldwide.
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China to set up pilot cities to develop logistics technology
China's National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) has decided to set up several pilot cities to develop modern logistics as part of of the government’s Internet Plus national plan.
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Datex improves warehouse management software
Florida-based supply chain software developer Datex has added features to its warehouse management software. Users can now benefit from labour planning, forecasting and scheduling capabilities as well as multi-task intervleaving.
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