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Chinese Checkout Terminal Uses AI

YI Tunnel, an artificial intelligence solutions provider based in Beijing, has introduced a retail checkout terminal that uses AI to enable consumers to purchase items without the need for a cashier. The terminal takes a "look" at the…

Fund Buys Control of Redwood Logistics

CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Redwood Logistics, a provider of truckload, transportation management and technology services. Redwood Logistics will…

GEP Teams With Amazon Business for Procurement

GEP, a provider of procurement software and services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, announced that it has integrated its procurement software with Amazon Business to give its enterprise customers ready access to Amazon…

Mobile Apps Reshaping Supply Chain Operations

A research study finds that the move to mobile applications is accelerating in warehousing and supply chain operations. The study, performed by VDC Research and sponsored  by Ivanti Software, found that 53% of warehouse operations IT…

LSC Communications Acquires The Clark Group

LSC Communications has acquired The Clark Group from the private equity fund The Gores Group. Clark is a third-party logistics provider of distribution, consolidation, transportation management and freight forwarding services, with nine…

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 3.3% in October

The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline during September. In October, the seasonally adjusted index was at 147.6 (with the year 2000=100), up from 142.9 in…

Publication on E-Commerce-Friendly Packaging

Packaging manufacturer TricorBraun has released a digital magazine addressing challenges related to e-commerce faced by consumer-packaged goods companies, and available solutions. TricorBraun said these challenges include consumers'…

Kraft Heinz Selects FourKites for Tracking and Analytics

The Kraft Heinz Company selected FourKites to provide real-time freight tracking and monitoring across its supply chain. FourKites provides supply chain visibility and predictive analytics with a network of more than four million…

IoT Means More Security Threats to Healthcare Industry

Life sciences and healthcare companies will integrate Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other intelligent hardware to improve efficiency and patient care and enhance supply chain visibility. But the increasing use of such technologies…

Chemical Activity Barometer Up After September Storms

The Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council, showed an increase over September's level. The CAB was up 0.2% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis and 0.7% on an…

Unisys Predicts Smarter Warehouses

The global air cargo industry will shift to the use of "smarter" warehouses over the next three years in order to capitalize on the e-commerce boom and better manage capacity, according to a an analysis by Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS).…

Bluetooth Automated Tracking for Air Cargo

CORE Transport Technologies, Inc. of New Zealand and ACL Airshop LLC of the US have introduced Bluetooth-enabled logistics technology to provide automated tracking of Unit Load Devices (ULD Equipment) for the global air cargo industry.…

Survey: Businesses Expect Payments to Slow

Over 25% of the value of domestic business-to-business (B2B) receivables in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States remains unpaid more than 90 days past due, according to the September 2017 edition of the Atradius Payment Practices…

DHL Using “Smart” Glasses For Warehouse Picking

DHL Supply Chain said that, following successful tests of using "smart" glasses that display a virtual reality image to the wearer, it is installing its "Vision Picking" solution in warehouses around the globe. The glasses position a…

Report on Logistics: Demand Up, Costs Declining

the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released the 28th Annual State of Logistics Report, which shows the first decline in United States Business Logistics Costs (USBLC) since 2009, even as a surging e-commerce sector…

Reducing Weather Risk on Logistics

StormGeo, a provider of analytics for weather-sensitive operations, has introduced analytic weather tools to improve the operational efficiency of supply chain logistics on land, at sea and in the air. The company says the resulting…

Hospital Moving to Self-Distribution

About 26% of American health systems are using or considering self-distribution as a way to reach their financial objectives, a study indicates. Standardization and direct-to-manufacturer pricing are the top two drivers of…

Tensoft Launches SaaS ERP for Tech Firms

Mar 16, 2017 - Tensoft Inc., a provider of Cloud ERP for software and technology companies, announced the launch of Tensoft DemandOps. The SaaS application is designed to alleviate sales operations constraints for high tech product…

Yale Expands Robotic Lift Truck Lineup

March 9, 2017 - To help supply chain operations meet faster delivery schedules in a tight labor market, Yale has added  the Yale MO70T tow tractor to its automation lineup. The MO70T uses Driven by Balyo technology to autonomously…