Smart Logistics: 5G makes the transport of goods faster and more intelligent
Smart Logistics optimize logistics processes by using intelligent technologies and computer-aided systems. Today, logistics has little in common with the classic transfer of goods as it was practiced in the past.
Digitalization has made it significantly more intelligent and thus more effective, efficient and automated. Smart logistics ensure smooth processes and keep the global economy moving around the clock - also thanks to intelligent mobile phone solutions. One challenge of Smart Logistics is the sustainable, cost-effective and fast transport of goods. For example, the new mobile phone standard simplifies communication between machines and thus significantly improves logistics processes. Forwarding vehicles and goods are networked via smart sensors.
Information on the location and contents of containers or other goods can be accessed in real time anywhere in the world. Supply chains can be seamlessly and digitally documented. This reduces disruptions in production and any delays in the delivery of goods. At the same time, it increases the quality of logistics and minimizes unwanted returns. The great advantage of 5G in this context is that if trucks, cranes and transport vehicles in ports or large goods handling areas do not drive autonomously and coordinate with each other via sensor, they can be remotely controlled by logistics workers via 5G in real time.