Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: October 2018

 
 
Honeywell acquires Transnorm to grow in warehouse automation




Honeywell has agreed to acquire privately held German warehouse automation business Transnorm for approximately €425m and completed its spin-off of Garrett Motion, its former transportation systems business.
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IBM blockchain trial to improve Singapore supply chain




Singapore containership operator Pacific International Lines is collaborating with IBM on a blockchain trial to design and create an electronic bill of lading that will enhance the documentation process in supply chain management.
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Trimble integrates Digi temperature monitoring




Trimble is integrating Digi’s SmartSense continuous temperature monitoring for food safety systems in its data aggregation and supply chain analytics platform.
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Mercedes-Benz uses AI to sense cargo in delivery vans




Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed an artificially intelligent cargo sensor system to address the growing demands of ecommerce and last-kilometre deliveries.
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Orbcomm Chinese satellite services target logistics




M2M and IoT provider Orbcomm is launching its satellite services in China for the heavy equipment, transportation, logistics and maritime industries.
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Aeris and Sify deploy IoT for footwear supply chain




Paragon is using IoT technology from Californian companies Aeris and Sify to track and monitor the supply chain of its footwear products to retailers in India.
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Deutsche Telekom puts 500 smart pallets into operation




Deutsche Telekom, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow & Logistics and the European Pallet Association have put 500 intelligent pallets into real-life operation.
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DB Schenker splits the world into squares




DB Schenker is using three-word codes to deliver goods to any three-by-three metre square in the world.
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CalAmp partners Overhaul on supply chain visibility

California-based CalAmp is working with Texas supply chain integrity company Overhaul Group to provide end-to-end, real-time supply chain visibility for global transportation service providers and shippers.
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FedEx joins open-source blockchain collaborative




FedEx was one of 14 companies last month to join the open-source blockchain collaborative Hyperledger. More than 270 organisations are now contributing to the growth of Hyperledger’s open source distributed ledger frameworks and tools.
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Infor control centre creates data-driven supply chain

New York software company Infor has introduced a control centre to make data-driven supply chain a reality. Using the GT Nexus commerce network, it can help ensure reliability based on end-to-end visibility and prescriptive intelligence.
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Volvo developing autonomous logistics vehicles




Volvo Trucks is developing autonomous electric commercial vehicles that can carry goods between fixed logistics hubs.
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DB Cargo picks Eurotech for train diagnostics




Italian IoT company Eurotech is providing the on-board hardware and end-to-end software tools for Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Cargo’s TechLok project, which collects and processes diagnostic data from locomotives across Europe.
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TrackLoop acquires IoT supply chain firm ChainTrack

Canadian analytics software company TrackLoop has acquired ChainTrack Technologies, which provides IoT-powered supply chain tracking products, including cold chain tracking, for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
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Retailers embrace AI to transform supply chain




Half of retailers are embracing artificial intelligence to transform their supply chains, according to Dallas-based Symphony Retail AI, which revealed that slow pace of innovation and inability of current technology to support the business were among retailers’ top drivers for AI adoption
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Joint venture brings AI and blockchain to Chinese ports




Fintech and asset digitisation services company Ideanomics has formed a joint venture to use artificial intelligence and blockchain to streamline the supply chain through Asia-Pacific ports.
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Brexit worries could make UK suitable for automated freight tests




Driver shortages and uncertainty over Brexit could make the UK well placed for developing and deploying autonomous freighting, especially because of its commercially viable road network, according to transport analytics firm Inrix.
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Bluetooth helps ATI track temperature of sensitive products




Tracking temperatures of sensitive products en route to their destination could be more accurate, easy and reliable with American Thermal Instruments’ Log-IC 360 data logger that uses Bluetooth.
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