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Having Amazon’s support will help Zoox accelerate itspath to delivering on its technology initiatives. On Amazon’sside, the acquisition positions the company well in its continuing quest to cover every aspect of last-mile delivery.
DOD’s 5G ExperimentationIncludes Smart WarehousesThe Department of Defense has awarded $600 million for 5G experimentation and testing at five U.S. military test sites, representing the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world. Each installationwill partner with military services, industry leaders, and academicexperts to advance the Department’s 5G capabilities. Two of theprojects involve the development of 5G smart warehouses.
The Naval Base San Diego (California) will develop a 5G-en-
abled smart warehouse focused on transshipment between shore
facilities and naval units, to increase the efficiency and fidelity of
naval logistics operations, including identification, recording, or-
ganization, storage, retrieval, and transportation of materiel and
supplies. Additionally, the project will create a proving ground
for testing, refining and validating emerging 5G-enabled technol-
ogies. The project will include real-time asset tracking, predictive
analytics, robotics, drones, and augmented/virtual reality. Indus-
try partners at this site include AT&T, Deloitte, GE Research and
The Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga., will developa 5G-enabled smart warehouse focused on vehicular storage andmaintenance, to increase the efficiency and fidelity of logistics operations, including identification, recording, organization, storage,retrieval, and inventory control of materiel and supplies. The project will create a proving ground for testing, refining and validating 5G-enabled technologies, and will include facility modeling,automated management and control of warehouse logistics, andpredictive analytics. Industry partners include Federated Wireless,
GE Research, KPMG and Scientific Research Corp.
A Digitalized Food SupplyChain for COVID- 19
The Food Industry Exchange was created ear- lier this year to address the urgent needs of retailers and wholesalers during COVID- 19.The Exchange showcases products and servicesavailable in a digital space and on an ongoing basis.
The Exchange is the creation of The Food Industry Association and The Seam, a provider of commodities trading and agriculture software solutions.Retailers requiring additional resources to fulfillneeds at grocery stores are connected with sellersthat have capacity of products, transportation services, labor and warehousing services.
The Exchange allows sellers to display availabili-
ty of products (such as fresh meat, masks, labor ser-
vices, transportation services, and traditional food-
service products) available during the pandemic
while taking advantage of the ability to support any
disruptions in the supply chain for retailers and provide alterna-
tive solutions (including categories such as frozen foods, cereal
The new buyer-seller platform connects suppliers/wholesal-ers with retailers, and vice versa, with a secure, verified andsubscription-based platform. Added assurance will be providedthrough online credential displays, such as produce licensing,certifications and more.
Combating Slavery in Supply Chain
Just Got Easier
The Responsible Labor Initiative has developed a new resource that provides practical guidance to increase the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning
the transparency and accountability needed to support global
efforts towards eradicating modern slavery. Findings last year
by the Global Slavery Index indicate there are over 40 million
people in slavery, including nearly 25 million in forced labor.
The Modern Slavery Reporting Toolkit helps companies