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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: October 2019

 
 
DB Schenker trials autonomous warehouse robots




German logistics service provider DB Schenker has introduced autonomous robots made by Gideon Brothers at its location in Leipzig. DB Schenker is hoping to introduce flexibility for automating logistics processes in existing warehouses.
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Honeywell sets up supply chain robotics centre




Honeywell has set up a technology centre of excellence focused on innovating and developing artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and robotics for use across supply chains.
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DHL analytics tool helps reduce carbon footprint




DHL Global Forwarding has introducing a smart service that lets its customers access and analyse their business data around the clock, and reduce their carbon footprint.
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UPS develops drone delivery use cases with CVS Pharmacy




UPS Flight Forward and Rhode-Island-based CVS Pharmacy have agreed to develop a variety of drone delivery use cases, including business-to-consumer operating models.
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IBM deploys blockhain to improve scallop supply chain




IBM and Massachusetts-based Raw Seafoods are working together to connect global sourcing partners, retailers and restaurateurs who will begin using IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform to enhance seafood traceability.
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Queen picks Orbcomm for in-cabin technology




North Carolina-based logistics provider Queen Transportation has selected Orbcomm to provide its in-cabin technology across its entire fleet of lorries.
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Nova launches Cat-M and NB-IoT asset trackers




At last week’s Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, Nova Mobile Systems introduces a portfolio of LPWAN Cat-M and NB-IoT asset trackers.
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Traxens aids Rotterdam in smart container project




French supply chain data and services company Traxens is working with the port of Rotterdam in its the WeAre42 smart container project. Traxens will provide technology to help answer questions on logistical efficiency, sustainability and the future of technology in the supply chain.
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Locix wifi-based tracking suits indoor use




California-base location tracking company Locix has announced the commercial launch of its wifi-based LPS local positioning system, a full-stack product for sub-metre location determination of wifi-enabled devices.
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Zetes brings supply chain visibility to Intermarché




Belgian supply chain company Zetes is helping European retail group Intermarché achieve visibility and efficiency across its Portuguese operations.
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IBM blockchain and AI smarten supply chain

IBM is using blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) in a suite of products to help organisations make their supply chains smarter, more efficient and better able to make decisions to adjust to disruptions and opportunities.
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FAA lets UPS operate drone airline




UPS has been given FAA approval to operate a drone airline. The logistics company says it plans to extend its drone delivery network serving healthcare and other customers.
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DB Schenker partners Plug & Play for supply chain ideas




German logistics provider DB Schenker is looking for innovative ideas in logistics and supply chain technology through a partnership with Californian accelerator and venture capital investor Plug & Play.
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Pottle’s picks Orbcomm to monitor trailers




Maine carrier Pottle’s Transportation is using Orbcomm’s trailer monitoring technology for its dry van fleet. The end-to-end telematics provide wireless connectivity through hardware and an integrated cloud-based analytics platform for fleet management.
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Rio digitises Volkswagen logistics




German lorry maker Traton, through its Rio digital services brand, is helping Volkswagen streamline its logistics processes.
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AT&T and Fleet Complete take telematics to Mexico




AT&T is partnering Canadian telematics company Fleet Complete to bring connected vehicle technology to Mexican fleet-owning businesses, helping lower their operational costs and strengthen vehicle and driver safety.
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Avnet, TE and Hanhaa partner on shipment tracking

Arizona-based electronic component distributor Avnet is working with Swiss firm TE Connectivity and UK IoT innovator Hanhaa to track what happens to a shipment as it travels to its destination.
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BW Mitchum deploys SmartDrive video analytics




South Carolina transportation company BW Mitchum Trucking has deployed a video-based safety analytics programme to improve driver safety. The technology comes from California-based SmartDrive Systems.
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TraceLink network aims to transform pharmaceutical supply chain

Massachusetts-based track-and-trace software as a service company TraceLink has announced a digital network platform that it hopes will transform the global pharmaceutical supply chain.
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Sprint and CalAmp provide supply chain intelligence

US telco Sprint has formed an IoT partnership with California-based technology company CalAmp to deliver intelligent telematics devices and software for supply chain applications.
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CH Robinson to invest $1bn in technology




US logistics provider CH Robinson plans to invest $1bn in technology over the next five years, according to president and CEO Bob Biesterfeld.
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JDA powers warehouse management for Maersk




Danish container logistics company Maersk is extending its end-to-end services with Arizona-based JDA Software’s warehouse management systems. The move is part of Maersk’s focus on digital technologies that simplify its customers’ increasingly complex supply chains.
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UPS partners HubBox to offer flexible delivery




UPS has teamed up with HubBox to create an easy-to-use and easy-to-implement application that makes UPS Access Point locations in the USA and Europe visible in the checkout process.
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Korber acquires Cohesio to expand in voice and robotics

German technology firm Korber has acquired a majority stake in Cohesio Group, an Australian company that integrates voice-directed and autonomous mobile robotics for logistics.
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Hangar A launches digital logistics platform for air cargo

Chicago-based logistics technology company Hangar A has commercially launched a digital logistics platform for the air cargo industry.
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United Road unveils mobile-based logistics platform




United Road, a Michigan-based provider of finished vehicle logistics, has launched Haully, a mobile-based logistics platform designed to make it easier and faster for third party carriers to find and book vehicle loads, including backhauls, in their preferred lanes round the clock.
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