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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: October 2016

 
DHL automates parcel sorting at Singapore hub



DHL Express’ €85m hub at Singapore Changi Airport has been outfitted with the industry's first fully automated express parcel sorting and processing system in south Asia.
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UPS helps Rwanda use drones to overcome medical supply chain difficulties
Rwanda has started using drones to make up to 150 on-demand, emergency deliveries per day of life-saving blood to 21 transfusing facilities in the western half of the country.
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U-Blox and Nikken Lease build trackable pallets



Japanese leasing services company Nikken Lease is using U-Blox positioning and cellular technologies for a trackable pallet.
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FourKites raises $13m to deliver smart logistics



Chicago start-up FourKites has raised $13m in a series A funding round to enable smart trucking using real-time logistics connectivity.
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Chronicled demonstrates blockchain authentication for home-delivery drone



A drone equipped with a secure blockchain-registered Bluetooth LE identity chip self-authenticated with a computer-controlled window to gain access to a private residence to deliver a package in a demonstration organised by San Francisco-based Chronicled.
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Asset tracker monitors temperature and motion



Inventory control and asset tracking software company IntelliTrack launched a real-time locating system with built-in temperature and motion detection notifications at this month’s Barcoding Executive Forum in Baltimore.
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Forerunner provides end-to-end drug supply chain tracking
Data transparency and analytical applications firm Forerunner Group has launched an end-to-end drug supply chain tracking system to provide Drug Supply Chain Security Act compliance.
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Thornbridge brewery says cheers for Maxoptra route-planning software



UK independent brewer Thornbridge is improving delivery costs, increasing driver efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of its mobile operation following the implementation of a dynamic delivery route planning system.
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Daimler Trucks partners with AT&T, Microsoft on connected vehicles
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is collaborating with AT&T and Microsoft Corporation to deliver further enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services.
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WABCO, Peloton, Mobileye partner on platooning
Belgian truck technology firm WABCO is partnering with Mountain View based Peloton Technology and Israel's Mobileye to develop advanced technologies for next generation trucking
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SAP to invest $2.2 bn in IoT
SAP plans to invest $2.2 billion over the next five years to develop new enterprise IoT technologies and services, scale up its services and support, and ramp up sales and marketing aimed at enterprise, logistics, transportation and industrial IoT
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Uber, Otto expand self driving truck effort
Uber owned Otto trucks is planning to double the size of its fleet, create partnerships with independent truckers and launch an on-road freight haulage business next year
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Marken opens state of the art logistics centre in Argentina
Drug shipments will be monitored by Sentry, a real time GPS tracking system which is connected to the Maestro operating system. The depot's inventory is tracked in Solo, a GMP-compliant, cloud-based system which provides continuous access to Marken's clients
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SMC3 expands less-than-truckload data services
Less-than-truckload specialist SMC3 has added a number of Web-based interfaces to its cloud, including Execution and Visibility web-service solutions that provide event- based visibility to streamline work-flows by sending alerts when shipments require action or attention
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Drone delivers frozen yogurt to college students
The deliveries to undergraduate students at Hope College, in Holland, Michigan are being claimed as the first deliveries of frozen yogurt by drone
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