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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: September 2016

 
UPS and CyPhy test drones for commercial deliveries




UPS has begun testing the use of drones to make commercial deliveries of packages to remote or difficult-to-access locations, working with Massachusetts-based drone-maker CyPhy Works.
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Orbcomm meets Gamp 5 for European cold-chain monitoring

Orbcomm has received the Gamp 5 official certification of approval from the European Institute for Pharma Logistics for its Euroscan-branded product line of temperature recording devices and cold-chain monitoring systems.
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BlackBerry finds first customer for asset tracking system

Canada’s Caravan Transport Group has become the first customer for BlackBerry Radar, the mobile phone company’s end-to-end asset tracking system.
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GE buys Meridium asset management firm for $495m

GE Digital has acquired Meridium, a Virginia-based asset performance management software and services company.
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Emirates opens cold-chain pharma facility at Dubai Airport




Emirates SkyCargo last week officially opened a purpose-built facility dedicated exclusively to the timely and secure transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai International Airport.
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Podsystem and Rewire unite to improve asset tracking

UK companies Podsystem M2M and Rewire Security have signed a deal to incorporate global, multi-network SIM cards into tracking devices, which include some of the smallest trackers in the world.
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Fraunhofer combines wireless and optical identification




The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems is introducing this week at the FachPack European trade fair for packaging and logistics in Nuremberg a way to combine the wireless and optical identification of packaging.
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SaaS supply-chain visibility start-up nets $10.5m

Project44, a Chicago-based enterprise cloud company providing supply chain visibility and connectivity, has closed a $10.5m Series A investment of growth capital to fuel product innovation.
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FleetView improves visibility for asset tracking




The Asset Intelligence subsidiary of ID Systems, a provider of enterprise asset management technology, has released its next generation FleetView transportation fleet management interface for fleets of dry van trailers, intermodal containers, chassis and flatbed trailers.
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CTSI-Global brings business intelligence to logistics

CTSI-Global, a Memphis-based freight audit and payment service and transport management system provider, has introduced a business intelligence system that empowers shippers and third-party logistics providers to transform data into actionable information.
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Emerson acquires cold-chain technology firms Locus Traxx and PakSense

Emerson is acquiring Locus Traxx and PakSense to help it provide consistent and safe control of food and other temperature-sensitive goods.
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Mix launches mobile asset tracker at CTIA

At last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, South African company Mix Telematics, a provider of fleet and mobile asset management products, introduced a tracker for moveable assets.
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CH Robinson pays AU$300m for APC Logistics

CH Robinson is to acquire APC Logistics, a provider of freight forwarding and customs brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand. CH Robinson will integrate APC into its global forwarding division and single global technology platform, Navisphere.
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LJ Rogers uses Orbcomm to keep track of fleet

North Carolina-based LJ Rogers Trucking is introducing asset tracking for its dry van trailer fleet using technology from Orbcomm.
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Honeywell completes acquisition of Intelligrated

Honeywell has completed its $1.5bn acquisition of Intelligrated, a privately held Ohio-based supply chain and warehouse automation company.
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GE acquires ShipXpress to extend supply chain portfolio




GE Transportation has acquired ShipXpress, a Florida-based provider of cloud-based software that enables transportation, industrial and commodities businesses to operate efficiently with supply chain partners.
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Sky upgrades fleet with cellular asset trackers

Sky Transportation Services has upgraded its fleet of more than 500 dry-van trailers with the SkyBitz Falcon GXT3000, a cellular-based asset tracker providing real-time actionable information.
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SAP Ariba helps NTT Data monitor global shipments

Japanese system integration company NTT Data is to use SAP Ariba’s platform to let buyers connected to the Ariba Network monitor global shipments in real time.
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Logility buys AdapChain to integrate supply chain offerings

Logility, a provider of collaborative supply chain optimisation and retail planning systems, has acquired privately-held AdapChain, a developer of advanced integration products.
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Škoda adopts smart glove to improve logistics




A smart glove is helping Czech car maker Škoda improve its logistics.
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Bluetooth and UWB to disrupt asset tracking market, says ABI

Bluetooth LE beacon and ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies threaten to disrupt the real-time location system and asset tracking markets, according to ABI Research.
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