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New Trend Report Launching on 8 June 2020

As people the world over cope with the dramatic health and socioeconomic impacts of Covid-19, one thing is clear: things will never be the same.

While modern life as we know it was turned upside down by the global pandemic, some semblance of normalcy was maintained by conducting everyday activities online instead. The networks enabling businesses and people to stay connected are the same ones keeping supply chains online so vital medicines and protective equipment can be safely delivered across the globe.   

In our upcoming report, Next-Generation Wireless in Logistics, we examine the full spectrum of new and emerging wireless technologies from 5G to Sigfox and beyond to explore how they will be applied to solve challenges and introduce new approaches in the world of logistics.

Leaders are ready for the supply chain connectivity revolution: DHL survey reveals 75% of companies want better end-to-end logistics visibility

Accurate, timely information leads to more efficient supply chains, lower costs and happier customers. Yet, in a new survey by DHL, three quarters of customers told us that end-to-end track and trace across all logistics modes was their biggest supply chain visibility challenge.

Companies are struggling to fulfill their digital supply chain management ambitions, with more than half of those customers also citing fragmented data collection or a lack of centralized systems as barriers to better visibility.

For many organizations the Internet of Things (IoT) is a key part of the solution to the visibility puzzle. “Smart” assets and shipments, equipped with sensors that can track and report the location and condition of goods, are making their way into an increasing number of supply chains.

Around a third of the survey respondents say they’re already using or planning to use wireless communication technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth inside their facilities to locate inventory, guide workers and control equipment. A similar number are using or investigating technologies such as 5G in their wider logistics networks.

Other customers are exploring more specialized IoT communication technologies, such as low power wide area networks (LPWAN) or satellite networks to track assets across the world.

The fully connected supply chain is coming. Sign up here to be among the first to receive the new report and get a head-start on your next-generation wireless implementation strategy!

Next-Generation Wireless in Logistics Trend Report

The latest DHL Trend Report, Next-Generation Wireless in Logistics, explores the full spectrum of new and emerging wireless technologies and examines how they will be applied to solve connectivity challenges and enable new IoT approaches in the world of logistics.