J.B. Hunt | February 18, 2021
Google and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the biggest transportation logistics companies in North America, today announced a multi-year strategic alliance to accelerate J.B. Hunt's digital change and collaborate on next-generation supply chain platform technology. Powered by Google Cloud's innovative cloud technologies, J.B. Hunt will extend its J.B. Hunt 360°® platform that digitally connects shipments and available capacity, increasing efficiencies and enhancing visibility within the platform.
Real-time data is a cornerstone in the $1 trillion1 logistics industry, as clients have expanded expectations for quicker services and more transparency on their shipments. The present carriers depend on an patchwork of IT systems across supply chain, capacity use, pricing, and transportation execution. J.B. Hunt's 360 platform plans to centralize data from across these various systems, helping reduce waste, friction and inefficiencies.
By leveraging Google's Data Cloud, J.B. Hunt 360 will better predict results, empower users, and make informed decisions. Utilizing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools from Google Cloud, J.B. Hunt will grow new services to digitally change the shipping and logistics experience for shippers, carriers, and service providers.
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About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., an S&P 500 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions for a variety of customers throughout North America. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility, and value to their operations. J.B. Hunt services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, final mile, and more. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT.
Hitachi | July 01, 2020
The multi-year strategic alliance will see the two organisations work together to meet the growing demand for predictive maintenance and process automation in remote areas and support enterprises as they tackle the challenges infused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Hitachi will integrate its industry-leading solutions, such as Lumada, and its IoT-ready industrial controllers HX Series, with the Microsoft cloud platform, leveraging Azure, Dynamic 365 and Microsoft 365 to enable businesses to increase their workforce productivity and operational efficiency.The first solutions are set to be available in Thailand in July 2020, but Hitachi intends to extend the rollout to North America and Japan.
Walmart | December 17, 2020
Walmart's multi-temperature autonomous box trucks will go completely driverless along a two-mile test route in Bentonville, Arkansas, in early 2021, the retailer reported Tuesday.
The organizations likewise declared they are expanding their operation to a second pilot program along a longer, 20-mile route between a New Orleans supercenter and a Metairie, Louisiana, pickup point.
Walmart's move to driverless with Gatik will test the full potential of center mile autonomous delivery while the second test route will assess the technology's abilities over longer distances.