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Transportation Technology: A Source Of Clarity For Supply Chains In Need

Article | May 26, 2023

Transportation has always been the cornerstone of the supply chain and arguably its most targeted area when something goes wrong with a shipment. Why is my package late? What is my load’s current location? What is the ETA for my order? These are the daily questions that come from warehouses, distribution centers, and their end consumers – and they’re being asked now more than ever. Answering these questions requires holistic visibility into your supply chain that can only be achieved with the right mix of transportation technology and data management.

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4 features to look for when buying a quality warehouse order picking cart

Article | July 11, 2023

Order picking is the most resource-intensive operation of a warehouse or fulfillment center. More than 55% of the operating cost for a warehouse is related to order picking, and fulfillment centers, the number stands at 50%. It is the process that can bring in the most cost savings with an effective, streamlined and efficient order picking system. One of the most important components of your order picking system is the warehouse order picking cart. Order picking carts are used to move inventory from the warehouse shelves to sorting or packing stations. They make it easier for warehouse associates to carry multiple items at a time or to carry large, unwieldy items. When it is possible to carry multiple items on a trip, it drastically reduces the distance traveled by associates on foot. It also helps to reduce physical fatigue and improves efficiency dramatically.

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Warehouse Management System – An Integral Part of the Supply Chain

Article | April 26, 2023

Warehouse Management System In Supply Chain, warehouse management acts as the bridge between the supplier and customer. The warehouse facility utilized to consolidate or accumulate products and reduce the transportation cost to achieve economy. Warehouse Management System (WMS) refers to the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse. WMS is part of the Supply Chain Management and concerned with the receipt, shipping and picking of materials. To effectively monitor the flow of products, WMS utilizes technology devices such as Barcode scanners, Bio-Metrics, and RFID to name a few. A seamless link created between the warehouse facility, order processing and logistics management till shipment. Warehouse management just not limited to the warehouse; it can also a component of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and, when done well, provides a competitive advantage to the business or organization.Supply Chain Management is the management of flow of goods and services including raw materials, work-in-process inventory and finished goods. The markets these days are transcending borders and managing the demand-supply quotient is increasingly getting complex. Production centers are setup at locations where the raw materials and labour are cheaper. Raw materials sourcing and finish goods distribution are done globally. Supply Chain Management Thus Supply Chain Management refers to all business processes and activities involved from the procurement of raw materials to the manufacturing and distribution of finished products. SCM in short is the art of providing the right product at the right time, place and cost. As inferred, SCM gets much wider in scope than WMS. However, WMS is perhaps the last mile in the Supply Chain Management system and any hitch in the efficacy of WMS system hampers SCM too. Conclusion The primary aim of Supply Chain Management is to match supply with demand. For this to work, the supply chain should be free from bottlenecks such as errant supplies, difficulty in sourcing etc. There seemed significant confusion about the phrases SCM and WMS until recently, and both frequently used interchangeably. However, it been generally accepted that warehouse management refers to the logistics of warehouse, storing, stocking, and also movement of goods. The term Supply Chain has a much broader focus involving suppliers, manufacturers and retailers.By providing customer centric operations in warehousing, companies gain competitive advantage. SCM tools help manage the supplies effectively keeping inventory at optimum levels. The efficiency of SCM relies to a large extent upon the efficiency of WMS. The SCM’s primary concern is to find out the best storage levels, which the WMS attempts to address. Therefore, it is seen that the SCM & WMS are only complementary in nature and not competing. Warehouse Management system also complements the Sales Management System by shortening the sales cycle through quick data access and delivery of quality service, every time.

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Top 15 Supply Chain Events to Attend in 2023

Article | May 26, 2023

Enhance professional skills and knowledge in supply chain management by attending top industry events. Gain insights from thought leaders, connect with peers, and stay ahead of the competition. Supply chain and logistics professionals face various challenges in improving supply chain efficiency and overcoming obstacles. The industry is complex and highly competitive, with external forces making it more challenging. Supply chain and logistics conferences help to address these challenges and promote a healthy international supply chain. In addition, the events will offer a comprehensive platform for professionals to understand the latest innovations & technologies and learn about digital transformation within the supply chain. Discover the latest insights, innovations, trends and more at the top 15 supply chain events to be held between May and December in 2023. 1. Swiss Supply Chain & Logistics Conference 2023 May 31- June 1, 2023 | Zurich (Switzerland) The Swiss Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is a comprehensive platform uniting global stakeholders within the industry. The event focuses on presenting cutting-edge innovations and technologies, addressing industry challenges, and promoting environmentally friendly solutions. By fostering networking opportunities, the conference aims to facilitate business collaborations among participants. Attendees representing various stakeholders in the value network can expect to gain insights into creating agile, resilient, and sustainable supply chains while optimizing logistics operations. Esteemed speakers will discuss critical topics such as supply chain digitization, demand forecasting, and sustainable transportation practices, which directly impact businesses' bottom lines. 2. ASCM Connect 2023: Europe June 27-28, 2023 | Belgium (Europe) ASCM is set to host ASCM CONNECT 2023: Europe, a highly anticipated conference in Brussels. The event promises an extensive range of educational sessions covering the latest trends and developments in the supply chain field. Supply chain professionals attending the conference will allow them to connect with peers, gain insights from industry leaders, and explore advancements in the area. In addition, keynote speakers will share their corporate transformation journey, sustainability in the supply chain, resilience while disruptions, and their views on topics related to the digital supply chain. This event offers a platform for networking and knowledge sharing that can positively impact the growth and success of supply chain businesses. 3. Annual European Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit November 7-8, 2023 | Munich (Germany) The European Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit is a premier event that provides a unique platform for senior leadership to explore case studies and solutions in the supply chain industry in Europe and globally. This conference focuses on essential methods to enhance supply chain management. Attendees will gain insights into improving logistics and inventory management, implementing and optimizing IoT and new technologies, fostering collaboration and transparency with suppliers, and mitigating key and emerging risks. In addition, the summit offers an opportunity for supply chain businesses to contribute to the conversation and improve management practices. 4. Empack: The Future of Packaging Technology November 29-30, 2023 | Madrid (Spain) The upcoming 15th edition of Empack Madrid, scheduled at IFEMA, is focused on the future of packaging technology and promises to offer a transformative experience for professionals in the logistics and packaging sector. This innovation-driven event is a hub for networking, knowledge sharing, and business opportunities. Attendees will learn the latest advancements and updates that will optimize their supply chain operations within a few hours. Empack caters explicitly to designers, packaging managers, marketing professionals, product developers, sustainability advocates, and industrial packaging, labelling, printing, weighing, palletizing, and robotics experts. Additionally, the event features a key session with Jose Luis Gallego, a prominent naturalist, environmental disseminator, and writer, who will share valuable insights. 5. Future Supply Chain November 28 - 29, 2023 | Torrey Pines (California) The Logistics & Supply Chain Summit is designed to bring together supply chain and logistics professionals and key industry solution providers. The event provides a platform for engaging in one-to-one business meetings, participating in interactive seminars, and building valuable professional networks with the range of industry experts, including keynote speakers such as Clare Bottle (Chief Executive of UKWA), Richard Lim (Chief Executive Officer of Retail Economics), Jon Brewin (Business Development Manager of AutoStore System), and Jonathan Ogg (Senior Solution Architect of sofco Limited). The seminars and discussions at the summit cover a range of topics, including emerging technologies, innovative logistics solutions, and sustainable supply chain practices. 6. Deutsche Bank's 2023 Transportation Conference August 15-16, 2023 | New York City (United States) Deutsche Bank presents the highly anticipated 2023 Transportation Conference, an event that offers market-leading insights into the global transportation industry. The conference caters to logistics industry professionals with a comprehensive program, including one-on-one and group meetings, engaging fireside chats, and intimate small company dinners for networking. Renowned industry experts, including esteemed key speakers, will share their extensive knowledge and expertise on various logistics and transportation topics. Discussions will cover market dynamics, emerging trends, regulatory developments, and lucrative investment opportunities. The conference provides an invaluable platform for supply chain businesses to gain critical market intelligence, establish strategic partnerships, and capitalize on vast opportunities in the industry. 7. International Conference on Transportation and Development (ICTD 2023) June 14, 2023 | Austin (Texas) ASCE's Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) has organized the co-located ICTD 2023 and Pavements 2023 conferences in partnership with TxDOT. The collaboration brings together global leaders in transportation, development, and pavements, offering an exceptional networking and knowledge-sharing platform for supply chain businesses. Professionals and researchers worldwide will convene to explore topics such as transportation strategies, cutting-edge technologies, infrastructure solutions, and pavement best practices. In addition, the influential key speakers, including Marc D. Williams, Carlos Braceras, Marie Dominguez, Butch Eley, Roger M. Millar Jr., Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Lorie Tudor, and Eileen M. Velez Vega, will share industry-related insights and experiences. 8. Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Forum 2023 May 30 - June 1, 2023 | Berlin (Germany) The Resilient Supply Chain Summit brings together 35+ experts to discuss new strategies and approaches to manage supply chain risks and build resilience in future crises. The conference provides deep-dive assessments of categories, supplier portfolios, and processes to surface potential issues, better understand risk exposure and vulnerabilities across the supply chain, and identify winning strategies for current and future challenges. Join the summit to gain insights from industry experts and improve your supply chain ecosystem. 9. Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo June 5-7, 2023 | Barcelona (Spain) In today's changing world, supply chains have become more crucial than ever, given their ability to navigate disruptions and manage risk while maximizing returns. Supply chain leaders can deliver profitably in times of uncertainty by leveraging their credibility, confidence, and commitment. Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2023 will explore big ideas and provide actionable insights to help supply chain leaders develop agile and resilient strategies, mitigate risk, respond to disruptions, pursue digital initiatives that drive growth, develop talent for the future, and prioritize technology investments. 10. Supply Chain USA 2023 June 13-14, 2023 | Chicago (United States) Supply chain professionals, mark your calendars for the upcoming event in Chicago, where 900 executives from the supply chain ecosystem will convene to address the pressing need for resilient, customer-centric, ESG-compliant, cost-effective, and data-driven supply chains. The event is an opportunity to exchange insights, innovative solutions and best practices with industry heavyweights, leading technology providers, forward-thinking logistics organizations, Fortune 500 retailers and manufacturers, and government officials. In addition, the event will help the participants understand how to overcome the glaring weaknesses prevalent in fragmented, siloed, inflexible, and inefficient supply chains and emerge with the right strategies for a successful future. 11. 6th Edition Supply Chain Innovation Summit June 15-16, 2023 | Amsterdam (Netherlands) Supply chain management is undergoing a digital revolution that renders old fundamentals obsolete. As a result, companies must rethink and redesign their strategies to stay ahead of the new trends. The Supply Chain Digitalization Summit 2023 will provide an in-depth exploration of the latest advances and techniques in supply chain technology and innovation. Experts will cover every modern supply chain management aspect, from planning and strategy to risk management and customer focus. Gain insights from industry leaders that will help in transforming supply chain operations. 12. The Future of Supply Chain 2023 June 21-22, 2023 | Cleveland (Ohio) The Future of Supply Chain will bring together executives, academics, and experts to share their knowledge, experience, and vision for the future of supply chain management. The event will feature captivating discussions and fast-paced demonstrations of emerging technologies that will shape the industry's future. In addition, attendees will have a chance to explore interactive sponsor kiosks and network with like-minded professionals. This year's conference will feature special topics such as the circular economy, blockchain, and last-mile delivery. 13. Digital Supply Chain Transformation 2023 October 3-4, 2023 | Biltmore (Miami) The Digital Supply Chain Transformation Assembly is an exclusive gathering of industry experts, thought leaders, and visionaries at the forefront of digital transformation in the supply chain industry. The event provides an opportunity to learn from what the field's experienced and innovative minds share about the experiences for navigating the challenges of the digital era. Through interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, and insightful keynote speeches, attendees will gain practical insights and strategies for transforming their supply chains, improving operational efficiency, and enhancing customer experience. 14. Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit 2023 November 29-30, 2023 | Phoenix (Arizona) The Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit 2023 is the right platform for supply chain planning leaders to learn about new strategies, insights and frameworks to tackle the challenges of network complexity, demand volatility, and supply disruptions. The event allows heads of Supply Chain Planning, S&OP, integrated business planning, demand planning and supply/inventory planning to connect and share their future vision. At the summit, attendees will gain actionable insights and drive resiliency to achieve sustainable business outcomes. Join now and shape the future of supply chain planning. 15. Supply Chain & Logistics Transformation Summit 2023 November 29- December 1, 2023 | Phoenix (Arizona) The Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chain Summit will bring supply chain and logistics leaders to address the topics and learn from peers and industry experts how to accelerate digital adoption, transform the supply chain with new technologies, and build the leadership, team skills, and capabilities needed for long-term success. This summit will help professionals to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing supply chain management landscape. In addition, it will gain valuable insights into the latest trends, strategies and best practices for building resilient and sustainable supply chains that can withstand disruptions and meet the demands of a rapidly-changing world. Conclusion Professionals in the supply chain and logistics industry face challenges in improving efficiency and overcoming obstacles due to high competition, making it crucial to stay informed about the latest industry developments and best practices to succeed. Attending the top supply chain conferences can provide an opportunity to address challenges, learn about the latest innovations & technologies, and maintain adequate supply chain operations. In addition, attending the events and conferences for supply chain opens up better possibilities for supply chain and logistics professionals to network, gain valuable insights, engage in peer-to-peer discussions and access resources.

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Nexxiot to Acquire Majority Interest in Swedish Technology Firm MOST

Nexxiot | September 27, 2021

Nexxiot, the emerging TradeTech juggernaut transforming the cargo freight industry around the world through data and logistics digitization advancements, has announced it will acquire a majority interest in the Swedish technology firm MOST, a provider of real-time cargo monitoring services. The Swedish family office Resona, one of Scandinavia’s foremost technology investors, will become minority shareholder in the transaction. Through its acquisition of MOST, Nexxiot will significantly consolidate its position as the foremost TradeTech innovator in the cargo IoT space. Nexxiot operates in more than 160 countries and is a leading provider of AI powered data solutions for a fast-growing roster of supply chain companies. Nexxiot CEO Stefan Kalmund, remarked of the transaction: “Bringing MOST’s capabilities into our technology portfolio will have tremendous benefits for Nexxiot’s global customers, affording them unprecedented insights and information about their cargo that will certainly lead to positive outcomes in business planning, decision making and cost savings on a large scale. While we are excited about the immediate impacts of this partnership, we are equally thrilled at the long term implications this deal will have for Nexxiot as one of the world’s dominant players in TradeTech and developers of the supply chain solutions for tomorrow.” Sam Giertz, co-principal of Resona and Chairman of the Board of MOST, said: "One of our core philosophies is to identify business models with the potential to transform industries and disrupt markets through the innovative application of data and technology. We view MOST and Nexxiot as an alliance of truly complementary companies that promise to deliver the new standard in big data solutions across cargo shipping sectors. Through our investments, we are advancing TradeTech’s revolution across the supply chain with major sustainability implications for the future.” Matilda Bouchet, MOST CEO said: “We could not be more delighted at this outcome and are confident that the strong set of people skills and financing will take MOST to the next level in bringing data-driven insights to our customers.” Danish IoT market leader GlobeTracker will divest its shares of MOST in the transaction. GlobeTracker CEO Olavur Ellefsen stated: “GlobeTracker is dedicated to making the supply chain significantly smarter through advanced data and technologies, which is why we were a proponent behind MOST’s forward looking data solutions. We are gratified that our early investment helped MOST achieve leading status in the industry and will continue to work with companies like MOST and Nexxiot to advance TradeTech throughout the supply chain.” The alliance will combine Nexxiot’s onboard solar powered cargo sensors and gateways, which track cargo movements and efficiencies through the company’s dedicated logistics cloud, together with MOST’s sensors that monitor the humidity, temperature, light and security of cargo inside of freight containers. Nexxiot will now be able to offer customers complete transparency and accountability as to the status and performance of their cargo shipments across the globe. TradeTech supply chain advancements have taken on increasing importance as ports have become congested worldwide, delaying delivery of critical cargo and costing shippers and consumers billions of dollars through increased costs and prices. Kalmund added: “Our enhanced capabilities distinguish Nexxiot’s solutions from anything else on the market because they transmit instant, real-times alerts about cargo status from inside a container as opposed to logging systems that can only send data once a container arrives at its destination. Beyond the benefits to our customers, these advancements will have far reaching implications pertaining to ‘Know-Your-Cargo’ standards, enhanced safety measures through fire and accident prevention and helping shippers combat illicit trafficking.” GlobeTracker GlobeTracker is a privately held Danish company revolutionizing global supply chain visibility. GlobeTracker specializes in cold supply chain tracking, monitoring and cutting-edge sensor technology providing true end-to-end supply chain visibility and management. Globe Tracker has offices in the Faroe Islands, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Singapore, Iceland, and Canada. Resona Resona is a Swedish family office focused on investment in technology and real estate. With a deep passion for early-stage investment in technology which promise to improves our world tomorrow, we are also deeply committed to true entrepreneurship. Our investments into real-estate is equally passion driven, with a better tomorrow through innovation and pioneering green technology square in our focus. Nexxiot Nexxiot AG is a driver of the digital logistics of tomorrow. An industry leader in the digitalization of cargo transportation, Nexxiot empowers global shipping companies and suppliers to harness the power of their data through proprietary, cutting-edge technology and integrated data solutions to track, find and protect cargo from more than 160 countries around the world and across 450 network roaming partners to ensure accountability, security and efficiency. Headquartered in Zurich, Nexxiot operates throughout Europe and the U.S., employing people from 21 countries. The company’s secure, industry leading Cloud comprises data from over 2,5 billion travelled miles Committed to sustainability through corporate and social responsibility, Nexxiot’s goal is to enable a five percent reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions by increasing cargo transport efficiency and eliminating waste caused by empty runs and inefficient routes.

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Polish Freight Railcar Operator Eurowagon Goes Digital With Nexxiot

Nexxiot | August 13, 2021

Eurowagon, the operator of Poland’s largest pool of independent rental freight railcars, has selected Swiss IoT pioneer Nexxiot to digitize the company’s cargo fleet. Through the full deployment of Nexxiot’s industry leading, proprietary hardware sensors and cloud-based software solutions, Eurowagon will achieve for its cargo fleet and customers an unparalleled standard of safety and transparency. Founded in 2018, fast-growing Eurowagon has quickly become the leading private operator of freight railcars in Poland by maintaining an agile approach that enables rapid expansion as well as the integration of the latest technology advances in the industry. This digitization partnership with Nexxiot will ensure next level accountability to its clientele, which include some of Europe’s leading shippers. “Transparency and security improvements through digitization are trending topics around the world but are often met with institutional impediments. Eurowagon’s youthful agility enables our company to adopt the latest technological innovations to stay competitive,” explained Marek Gołębiewski, Eurowagon’s Technical Director. “We are free from legacy issues because we are able to take a ‘greenfield’ approach and ensure digital readiness from day one. This partnership will enable us to respond to the needs of our customers in real time, remaining at the forefront of industry trends. By 2026, we will increase our fleet to 4,500 wagons, becoming the largest professional rolling stock company for the rental of rail freight wagons in Central and Eastern Europe. To achieve this, we continue to integrate the latest technologies and ideas into the company now to offer our clients the best possible service.” Nexxiot’s gateway devices, called Globehoppers, will be used to equip Eurowagon’s non-powered freight wagons and deliver data in real time. This data allows decisionmakers to gain full visibility and transparency into their daily operations. This cutting-edge technology ensures that rail processes are as secure and efficient as possible. Regarding fleet safety, Eurowagon expects digitization to add significant value. Mr. Gołębiewski continued, saying “Nexxiot’s solutions help us supervise the planning of periodic repairs and prevent potentially dangerous situations through continuous fleet monitoring. In the rare cases where unplanned incidents occur, real-time notifications via the Nexxiot intelligent cloud are a great advantage as we are able to quickly pinpoint exactly where and when the event occurred, which wagons were affected and how severely due to in-depth shock analytics. The data insights will also help us speed up the regulatory processes required to investigate any potential event. We are pleased with Nexxiot's openness to derive significant experience and adapt the product to our individual needs." Nexxiot CEO Stefan Kalmund sees a special correlation between transparency and security, remarking, “Security has a lot to do with trust. Nowadays, digital solutions that create transparency in operations allow companies to provide their clients with all the relevant insights and proof of ‘duty of care.’ Together with the team at Eurowagon, we are able to explore the specific needs of the Polish market and collaborate in finding the perfect customized solution for the company. In the process of working together, we found that Nexxiot and Eurowagon are a natural fit, because progressive thinking around data-driven innovation is a priority in both companies." About Eurowagon Eurowagon is a new alternative for customers on the European rail car leasing market. The company was established in 2018 and is a portfolio company of CEE Equity Partners Ltd. Eurowagon presently owns and manages roughly 1,500 freight railcars, and expects to expand to approximately 4,500 wagons by 2026. Eurowagon enterprises include rental of railcars to freight and industrial clients, railcar management and maintenance. The headquarters of the company is in Poland and, since 2020, Eurowagon has also maintained operations in Switzerland, France and Austria. About Nexxiot Nexxiot AG is a driver of the digital logistics of tomorrow. An industry leader in the digitalization of cargo transportation, Nexxiot empowers global shipping companies and suppliers to harness the power of their data through proprietary, cutting-edge technology and integrated data solutions to track, find and protect cargo from more than 160 countries around the world and across 450 network roaming partners to ensure accountability, security and efficiency. Headquartered in Zurich, Nexxiot operates throughout Europe and the U.S., employing people from 21 countries. The company’s secure, industry leading Cloud comprises data from over 2,5 billion travelled miles. Committed to sustainability through corporate and social responsibility, Nexxiot’s goal is to enable a five percent reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions by increasing cargo transport efficiency and eliminating waste caused by empty runs and inefficient routes.

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Nexxiot and TRIG Form New Rail Cargo Digital Transformation Partnership

Nexxiot | July 15, 2021

Nexxiot, a global leader in supply chain data analytics, is collaborating with rail sensor technology developer TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) to provide cutting-edge solutions for rail freight operators, the companies said today. The collaboration will integrate TRIG's patented rail freight sensors into Nexxiot's industry-leading modular hardware and cloud data network, with deployment to North American rail operators set to begin this month. TRIG develops transloading systems that use digital sensors to analyze liquid levels in real-time, monitor whether railcar handbrakes are on or off, and determine the open/closed state of doors, hatches, and manways. The data is sent wirelessly to the Nexxiot Cloud, where it is cleaned and analyzed by sophisticated algorithms to provide commercial value for operators and cargo owners. As a result, the Nexxiot Intelligent IoT Cloud Platform provides many advantages to various stakeholder groups. It is feasible to streamline operations and offer a whole new set of services for various participants and facilitators who need them using the location, timestamp, asset, and cargo status. Rail is three to seven times more sustainable than the road as a mode, but lack of transparency has often left it behind. Rail becomes a better choice now that it has enhanced safety capabilities due to having real-time visibility into asset conditions, and sustainability advantages can be achieved. TRIG has received substantial support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to date, and Nexxiot was recently granted an IoT Climate Award for its contribution to allowing sustainable transport and de-risking rail for freight. More cargo can be moved with the same number of assets with sensors and IoT gateways providing critical data and the appropriate software processing capabilities. Improved safety standards result in fewer incidents for workers and the general public. In addition, new creative business models can be provided to various supply chain ecosystem players, allowing innovative operators to disrupt traditional operating models and gain an unbeatable advantage over competitors. About Nexxiot Nexxiot AG is a leader in tomorrow's digital logistics. Nexxiot, an industry leader in cargo transportation digitalization, enables global shipping companies and suppliers to harness the power of their data through proprietary, cutting-edge technology and integrated data solutions to track, find, and protect cargo from more than 160 countries around the world and across 450 network roaming partners to ensure accountability, security, and efficiency. Nexxiot, headquartered in Zurich, employs people from 21 different nations and operates across Europe and the United States. Nexxiot's secure, industry-leading Cloud contains data from over 2.5 billion miles driven. Committed to sustainability through corporate and social responsibility, Nexxiot's goal is to enable a 5% reduction in global CO2 emissions by increasing cargo transport efficiency and eliminating waste caused by empty runs and inefficient routes. About TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) TRIG develops and manufactures advanced radar sensor and communications platform solutions for rail transloading and shipping. The company is dedicated to resolving health, safety, environmental, and economic problems impacting the hazardous liquids rail transportation sector in North America. TRIG is North America's only electronics company approved by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to design and implement digital technology that penetrates rail tank car closures. These solutions are presently available in North America and have been shown to help the rail transportation sector reduce environmental effects while lowering overall railway emissions. The technique ultimately reduces the number of rail tank cars in operation, reducing emissions from tank car transport.

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Nexxiot to Acquire Majority Interest in Swedish Technology Firm MOST

Nexxiot | September 27, 2021

Nexxiot, the emerging TradeTech juggernaut transforming the cargo freight industry around the world through data and logistics digitization advancements, has announced it will acquire a majority interest in the Swedish technology firm MOST, a provider of real-time cargo monitoring services. The Swedish family office Resona, one of Scandinavia’s foremost technology investors, will become minority shareholder in the transaction. Through its acquisition of MOST, Nexxiot will significantly consolidate its position as the foremost TradeTech innovator in the cargo IoT space. Nexxiot operates in more than 160 countries and is a leading provider of AI powered data solutions for a fast-growing roster of supply chain companies. Nexxiot CEO Stefan Kalmund, remarked of the transaction: “Bringing MOST’s capabilities into our technology portfolio will have tremendous benefits for Nexxiot’s global customers, affording them unprecedented insights and information about their cargo that will certainly lead to positive outcomes in business planning, decision making and cost savings on a large scale. While we are excited about the immediate impacts of this partnership, we are equally thrilled at the long term implications this deal will have for Nexxiot as one of the world’s dominant players in TradeTech and developers of the supply chain solutions for tomorrow.” Sam Giertz, co-principal of Resona and Chairman of the Board of MOST, said: "One of our core philosophies is to identify business models with the potential to transform industries and disrupt markets through the innovative application of data and technology. We view MOST and Nexxiot as an alliance of truly complementary companies that promise to deliver the new standard in big data solutions across cargo shipping sectors. Through our investments, we are advancing TradeTech’s revolution across the supply chain with major sustainability implications for the future.” Matilda Bouchet, MOST CEO said: “We could not be more delighted at this outcome and are confident that the strong set of people skills and financing will take MOST to the next level in bringing data-driven insights to our customers.” Danish IoT market leader GlobeTracker will divest its shares of MOST in the transaction. GlobeTracker CEO Olavur Ellefsen stated: “GlobeTracker is dedicated to making the supply chain significantly smarter through advanced data and technologies, which is why we were a proponent behind MOST’s forward looking data solutions. We are gratified that our early investment helped MOST achieve leading status in the industry and will continue to work with companies like MOST and Nexxiot to advance TradeTech throughout the supply chain.” The alliance will combine Nexxiot’s onboard solar powered cargo sensors and gateways, which track cargo movements and efficiencies through the company’s dedicated logistics cloud, together with MOST’s sensors that monitor the humidity, temperature, light and security of cargo inside of freight containers. Nexxiot will now be able to offer customers complete transparency and accountability as to the status and performance of their cargo shipments across the globe. TradeTech supply chain advancements have taken on increasing importance as ports have become congested worldwide, delaying delivery of critical cargo and costing shippers and consumers billions of dollars through increased costs and prices. Kalmund added: “Our enhanced capabilities distinguish Nexxiot’s solutions from anything else on the market because they transmit instant, real-times alerts about cargo status from inside a container as opposed to logging systems that can only send data once a container arrives at its destination. Beyond the benefits to our customers, these advancements will have far reaching implications pertaining to ‘Know-Your-Cargo’ standards, enhanced safety measures through fire and accident prevention and helping shippers combat illicit trafficking.” GlobeTracker GlobeTracker is a privately held Danish company revolutionizing global supply chain visibility. GlobeTracker specializes in cold supply chain tracking, monitoring and cutting-edge sensor technology providing true end-to-end supply chain visibility and management. Globe Tracker has offices in the Faroe Islands, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Singapore, Iceland, and Canada. Resona Resona is a Swedish family office focused on investment in technology and real estate. With a deep passion for early-stage investment in technology which promise to improves our world tomorrow, we are also deeply committed to true entrepreneurship. Our investments into real-estate is equally passion driven, with a better tomorrow through innovation and pioneering green technology square in our focus. Nexxiot Nexxiot AG is a driver of the digital logistics of tomorrow. An industry leader in the digitalization of cargo transportation, Nexxiot empowers global shipping companies and suppliers to harness the power of their data through proprietary, cutting-edge technology and integrated data solutions to track, find and protect cargo from more than 160 countries around the world and across 450 network roaming partners to ensure accountability, security and efficiency. Headquartered in Zurich, Nexxiot operates throughout Europe and the U.S., employing people from 21 countries. The company’s secure, industry leading Cloud comprises data from over 2,5 billion travelled miles Committed to sustainability through corporate and social responsibility, Nexxiot’s goal is to enable a five percent reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions by increasing cargo transport efficiency and eliminating waste caused by empty runs and inefficient routes.

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Polish Freight Railcar Operator Eurowagon Goes Digital With Nexxiot

Nexxiot | August 13, 2021

Eurowagon, the operator of Poland’s largest pool of independent rental freight railcars, has selected Swiss IoT pioneer Nexxiot to digitize the company’s cargo fleet. Through the full deployment of Nexxiot’s industry leading, proprietary hardware sensors and cloud-based software solutions, Eurowagon will achieve for its cargo fleet and customers an unparalleled standard of safety and transparency. Founded in 2018, fast-growing Eurowagon has quickly become the leading private operator of freight railcars in Poland by maintaining an agile approach that enables rapid expansion as well as the integration of the latest technology advances in the industry. This digitization partnership with Nexxiot will ensure next level accountability to its clientele, which include some of Europe’s leading shippers. “Transparency and security improvements through digitization are trending topics around the world but are often met with institutional impediments. Eurowagon’s youthful agility enables our company to adopt the latest technological innovations to stay competitive,” explained Marek Gołębiewski, Eurowagon’s Technical Director. “We are free from legacy issues because we are able to take a ‘greenfield’ approach and ensure digital readiness from day one. This partnership will enable us to respond to the needs of our customers in real time, remaining at the forefront of industry trends. By 2026, we will increase our fleet to 4,500 wagons, becoming the largest professional rolling stock company for the rental of rail freight wagons in Central and Eastern Europe. To achieve this, we continue to integrate the latest technologies and ideas into the company now to offer our clients the best possible service.” Nexxiot’s gateway devices, called Globehoppers, will be used to equip Eurowagon’s non-powered freight wagons and deliver data in real time. This data allows decisionmakers to gain full visibility and transparency into their daily operations. This cutting-edge technology ensures that rail processes are as secure and efficient as possible. Regarding fleet safety, Eurowagon expects digitization to add significant value. Mr. Gołębiewski continued, saying “Nexxiot’s solutions help us supervise the planning of periodic repairs and prevent potentially dangerous situations through continuous fleet monitoring. In the rare cases where unplanned incidents occur, real-time notifications via the Nexxiot intelligent cloud are a great advantage as we are able to quickly pinpoint exactly where and when the event occurred, which wagons were affected and how severely due to in-depth shock analytics. The data insights will also help us speed up the regulatory processes required to investigate any potential event. We are pleased with Nexxiot's openness to derive significant experience and adapt the product to our individual needs." Nexxiot CEO Stefan Kalmund sees a special correlation between transparency and security, remarking, “Security has a lot to do with trust. Nowadays, digital solutions that create transparency in operations allow companies to provide their clients with all the relevant insights and proof of ‘duty of care.’ Together with the team at Eurowagon, we are able to explore the specific needs of the Polish market and collaborate in finding the perfect customized solution for the company. In the process of working together, we found that Nexxiot and Eurowagon are a natural fit, because progressive thinking around data-driven innovation is a priority in both companies." About Eurowagon Eurowagon is a new alternative for customers on the European rail car leasing market. The company was established in 2018 and is a portfolio company of CEE Equity Partners Ltd. Eurowagon presently owns and manages roughly 1,500 freight railcars, and expects to expand to approximately 4,500 wagons by 2026. Eurowagon enterprises include rental of railcars to freight and industrial clients, railcar management and maintenance. The headquarters of the company is in Poland and, since 2020, Eurowagon has also maintained operations in Switzerland, France and Austria. About Nexxiot Nexxiot AG is a driver of the digital logistics of tomorrow. An industry leader in the digitalization of cargo transportation, Nexxiot empowers global shipping companies and suppliers to harness the power of their data through proprietary, cutting-edge technology and integrated data solutions to track, find and protect cargo from more than 160 countries around the world and across 450 network roaming partners to ensure accountability, security and efficiency. Headquartered in Zurich, Nexxiot operates throughout Europe and the U.S., employing people from 21 countries. The company’s secure, industry leading Cloud comprises data from over 2,5 billion travelled miles. Committed to sustainability through corporate and social responsibility, Nexxiot’s goal is to enable a five percent reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions by increasing cargo transport efficiency and eliminating waste caused by empty runs and inefficient routes.

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Nexxiot and TRIG Form New Rail Cargo Digital Transformation Partnership

Nexxiot | July 15, 2021

Nexxiot, a global leader in supply chain data analytics, is collaborating with rail sensor technology developer TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) to provide cutting-edge solutions for rail freight operators, the companies said today. The collaboration will integrate TRIG's patented rail freight sensors into Nexxiot's industry-leading modular hardware and cloud data network, with deployment to North American rail operators set to begin this month. TRIG develops transloading systems that use digital sensors to analyze liquid levels in real-time, monitor whether railcar handbrakes are on or off, and determine the open/closed state of doors, hatches, and manways. The data is sent wirelessly to the Nexxiot Cloud, where it is cleaned and analyzed by sophisticated algorithms to provide commercial value for operators and cargo owners. As a result, the Nexxiot Intelligent IoT Cloud Platform provides many advantages to various stakeholder groups. It is feasible to streamline operations and offer a whole new set of services for various participants and facilitators who need them using the location, timestamp, asset, and cargo status. Rail is three to seven times more sustainable than the road as a mode, but lack of transparency has often left it behind. Rail becomes a better choice now that it has enhanced safety capabilities due to having real-time visibility into asset conditions, and sustainability advantages can be achieved. TRIG has received substantial support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to date, and Nexxiot was recently granted an IoT Climate Award for its contribution to allowing sustainable transport and de-risking rail for freight. More cargo can be moved with the same number of assets with sensors and IoT gateways providing critical data and the appropriate software processing capabilities. Improved safety standards result in fewer incidents for workers and the general public. In addition, new creative business models can be provided to various supply chain ecosystem players, allowing innovative operators to disrupt traditional operating models and gain an unbeatable advantage over competitors. About Nexxiot Nexxiot AG is a leader in tomorrow's digital logistics. Nexxiot, an industry leader in cargo transportation digitalization, enables global shipping companies and suppliers to harness the power of their data through proprietary, cutting-edge technology and integrated data solutions to track, find, and protect cargo from more than 160 countries around the world and across 450 network roaming partners to ensure accountability, security, and efficiency. Nexxiot, headquartered in Zurich, employs people from 21 different nations and operates across Europe and the United States. Nexxiot's secure, industry-leading Cloud contains data from over 2.5 billion miles driven. Committed to sustainability through corporate and social responsibility, Nexxiot's goal is to enable a 5% reduction in global CO2 emissions by increasing cargo transport efficiency and eliminating waste caused by empty runs and inefficient routes. About TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) TRIG develops and manufactures advanced radar sensor and communications platform solutions for rail transloading and shipping. The company is dedicated to resolving health, safety, environmental, and economic problems impacting the hazardous liquids rail transportation sector in North America. TRIG is North America's only electronics company approved by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to design and implement digital technology that penetrates rail tank car closures. These solutions are presently available in North America and have been shown to help the rail transportation sector reduce environmental effects while lowering overall railway emissions. The technique ultimately reduces the number of rail tank cars in operation, reducing emissions from tank car transport.

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