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Supply Chain Briefing: 5G Reduces Latency and Speeds Up the Supply Chain

Executive Summary

In our biweekly Supply Chain Briefing series, we discuss how technology is transforming the various stages of the retail supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, last-mile delivery and sales. We also discuss other developments that relate to the retail supply chain.

This report discusses 5G, a technology that can benefit retailers throughout different stages in the supply chain.

  • 5G technology is the fifth generation of mobile connectivity, which succeeds 4G. It has low latency, high reliability and requires less energy than previous generations of mobile connectivity.
  • 5G technology benefits different stages of the supply chain, including production, logistics, warehousing, delivery and also enhances the customer experience.

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