UPS invests record amount into building Netherlands logistics facility

UPS says its planned new €130 million facility demonstrates confidence in Dutch and European economies and creates more than 200 jobs.

UPS held an official cornerstone laying ceremony to announce plans to open a new package sorting and delivery facility in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The €130 million facility is due to open in the 4th quarter of 2018. It will replace two smaller facilities and is expected to create 200 jobs.  Continue reading UPS invests record amount into building Netherlands logistics facility

Deutsche Post DHL Group continues profitable growth trajectory in third quarter

Deutsche Post DHL Group says it has once again significantly increased both revenue and operating profit in the third quarter of 2017.

Group revenue was up by 5.6 per cent to €14.6 billion, with all four divisions contributing to the increase. The DHL Express division and the German and international parcel and eCommerce businesses continued to see particularly solid growth.

With EBIT of €834 million (2016: €755 million), Deutsche Post DHL Group recorded the strongest third quarter in its history1 and the eighth consecutive quarter in which the company has posted an all-time quarterly high.  Continue reading Deutsche Post DHL Group continues profitable growth trajectory in third quarter

The future of fashion logistics ‘centers on humans’

DHL, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and the consulting firm Accenture have published a study on the future of fashion logistics entitled The Human-Centered Supply Chain.

The study identifies major challenges that fashion industry supply chains will face in the future as well as areas where action must be taken, and it also proposes various solutions.

Crucially, it highlights that, in an increasingly digital world, humans will continue to play a critical role in the supply chain supporting the fashion industry.  Continue reading The future of fashion logistics ‘centers on humans’

Volkswagen Truck & Bus continues its upward trend, selling 144,000 vehicles so far this year

Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold some 144,000 vehicles of the MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands – From January to September 2017 inclusive.

This is an increase of 9 per cent on the same period in the previous year. In the first nine months of this year all three brands continued on their growth course.

In the first three quarters of this year MAN Truck & Bus sold some 62,400 vehicles, an increase of 5 per cent on the same period in the previous year.

At 19,150 units, sales at Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus recorded a rise of 23 per cent.  Continue reading Volkswagen Truck & Bus continues its upward trend, selling 144,000 vehicles so far this year

Sonata upgrades software for supply chain operations

Sonata Software has launched its integrated digital Modern Distribution Platform, which helps transform traditional supply chain and distribution operations to achieve competitive efficiencies in the new digital economy.

The platform builds on the core Advance Supply Chain Software of IBIS, which Sonata acquired, extending the superior planning and execution modules, with new features of the best of breed B2B e-commerce for customer collaboration, Route to Market applications with its Mobile apps for field sales delivery automation and with advanced Distribution analytics.

With this complete suite of technology and functionalities, consumer and industrial goods supply chain and distribution operations can be truly digitally enabled at every stage. Modern Distribution Platform is available on Microsoft Appsource for deployment.  Continue reading Sonata upgrades software for supply chain operations

Hikvision introduces smart parking management solution

Hikvision, a supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, is launching a new system for parking operators, called the Smart Parking Management Solution.

The solution improves the efficient management, security, and profitability objectives of parking operators, says Hikvision.

The rising costs of property and land means successful parking businesses must strive to make the most economical use of their lots, says Hikvision, which adds that the effective management of every square inch of available parking space is an increasing priority.  Continue reading Hikvision introduces smart parking management solution

FleetUp partners with Shipwell for smart tracking and shipment management

FleetUp, a provider of ELD/HOS compliance solutions for intelligent fleet management, has agreed a partnership with Shipwell, a connected transportation management system provider for shippers, brokers and carriers.

The integration of Shipwell’s algorithmic tracking technology with FleetUp’s FMCSA-compliant electronic logging device and fleet management system provides fleet managers with a machine learning platform that enables smart scheduling and routing capabilities, data-driven driver selection and real-time communications between drivers and dispatchers on one connected platform.

The Shipwell/FleetUp enhanced platform enables fleet managers access to real-time location tracking technology which provides customers with up-to-date ETA per shipment, and the option to select drivers based on their previous drive times, loading and offloading history.  Continue reading FleetUp partners with Shipwell for smart tracking and shipment management

Honeywell and Omnitracs launch software for truck drivers

Honeywell has launched a suite of software solutions for truck drivers which the company says is helping transportation and logistics providers and drivers comply with US federal safety mandates that go into effect in December.

Honeywell has extended its driver-focused enterprise software solution to enable truck drivers to easily and quickly complete electronic logs and conduct vehicle inspections using a single mobile device.

The software runs on Android-based devices, including Honeywell’s mobile computers, and helps fleets enhance their safety culture, reduce violations and embed accuracy into their work processes.  Continue reading Honeywell and Omnitracs launch software for truck drivers

Prime Healthcare expands partnership with Omnicell to serve ‘majority of facilities within health system’

Prime Healthcare has expanded its existing partnership with Omnicell to serve what the companies claims is “a majority of facilities within the health system” in the US.

Prime Healthcare, a 45-hospital network serving 14 states, is implementing Omnicell’s new XT Series automated medication dispensing systems in seven hospitals, expanding Omnicell’s presence to over half of the facilities within its health system.

Prime Healthcare is also adding anesthesia and supply offerings to the suite of Omnicell solutions used in select sites.  Continue reading Prime Healthcare expands partnership with Omnicell to serve ‘majority of facilities within health system’

Ridecell buys Auro Robotics and launches ‘first complete’ autonomous mobility platform

Ridecell, which provides a platform for carsharing and ridesharing operators, has acquired Auro Robotics, a California-based developer of autonomous vehicle technology, in an all-stock transaction.

Ridecell also announced the public availability of its autonomous operations platform which has successfully been used in autonomous pilot programs.

With these two initiatives, Ridecell says it now offers “the industry’s first complete autonomous new mobility solution that enables on-demand autonomous shuttle mobility service in low-speed, private-road settings”.  Continue reading Ridecell buys Auro Robotics and launches ‘first complete’ autonomous mobility platform