Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: September 2015


Amazon offers logistics services to e-commerce businesses in India

Amazon has introduced India’s first integrated payments and logistics offering for e-commerce web sites in the country. With this offering, brands and businesses that want to sell through their own web site, can use Amazon for order management, delivery and fulfilment.
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Kerry Logistics deploys robots in Hong Kong to handle e-commerce

Kerry Logistics has introduced six fully automated and programmed robotic butlers at its PC3 flagship facility in Hong Kong to meet the ever-growing consumer demands in online shopping. Kerry Logistics is one of the first 3PLs in Asia to adopt robotic butlers in its operations to enhance fulfilment efficiency and accuracy.
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SkyBitz and TMW integrate logistics offerings

SkyBitz and TMW Systems have integrated their logistics offerings so that customers of both companies will be able to monitor and track trailers centrally in TMW’s TruckMate to gain real-time operations information, location and cargo status.
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Italian pasta maker Barilla uses IoT to provide supply chain visibility

Italian pasta and sauce maker Barilla Group is demonstrating at Milan Expo how it is using the IoT to provide supply chain visibility for its products with help from Cisco, Italian firm Penelope and NTT Data.
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Podsystem M2M IoT programme targets logistics and fleet management

GPS tracking for logistics and fleet management applications is the first target of a partnership programme from Podsystem M2M aimed at speeding the time to market for M2M and IoT products.
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Logility mobile app provides supply chain insights

A mobile application for Android and iOS devices is said to deliver rapid access to supply chain insights, update information quickly and let users collaborate across the enterprise with key trading partners. The Voyager Thumbprint app comes from Logility.
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Numerex in manufacturing logistics move

Numerex has launched the iManage industrial IoT system to allow companies to manage production and distribution processes not only within their plants but across their whole supply chain.
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Argix Logistics deploys cloud-based planning and tracking

Argix Logistics, a New Jersey-based provider of logistics and supply chain services to high-profile retailers, is deploying real-time mobile and dispatch capabilities and carton-level tracking.
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Kuehne + Nagel manages cold chain for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD), a New Jersey-based provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, has awarded an exclusive six-year contract to Kuehne + Nagel to manage its cold and temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution requirements in the USA.
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Orbcomm cold chain monitors achieve Gamp 5 validation

M2M satellite company Orbcomm’s Euroscan temperature recording devices and cold chain monitoring systems have been validated to the Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (Gamp 5) guidelines.
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Americold gives customers more visibility into supply chain

Americold has enhanced its supply chain capabilities by giving its customers visibility and access to their orders at every stage of the order lifecycle using its proprietary i-3PL supply chain control system and Software AG’s WebMethods portfolio.
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Gemalto powers M2M connectivity in fleet manager

Gemalto is providing secure M2M connectivity and advanced computing power for an IoT system for optimising vehicle and fleet management at Digital Communications Technologies.
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KLM leads investment round in Dutch IoT track-and-trace start-up Undagrid

The Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF) has invested an undisclosed amount in the Dutch IoT start-up Undagrid to propel international growth and allow it to enter new markets.
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Rhodes Edge buys Singapore asset-tracking start-up Folr

Rhodes Edge, a data analytics and security firm, has acquired Singapore geo-location tracking start-up Folr for an undisclosed sum. Folr’s serial entrepreneur CEO Josh Konowe will join the board at Rhodes Edge.
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Cellocator launches asset tracker at CTIA Super Mobility

Israel-based Cellocator is introducing the CelloTrack Nano and enhanced Cello-Caniq logistics and fleet management products at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas.
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Black & Decker platform accesses RFID data in logistics applications

View Technologies, a joint venture between Stanley Black & Decker and RF Controls, has announced a software framework that enables access to real-time data for the billions of items incorporating Rain RFID (passive UHF) tags in logistics and retail applications.
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Connected logistics market forecast to quadruple by 2020

The connected logistics market is expected to grow from US$5bn in 2015 to more than $20bn by 2020, at a CAGR of 32.3 per cent, according to a report from Markets & Markets.
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