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Near-real
time supply
chain

 




 

 


  • The challenge


  • Today’s supply chains can lack end-to-end visibility

    Supply chains have become highly sophisticated and monitoring them from manufacturing to delivery can be costly, difficult to scale and resource intensive. With unpredictable environmental and regulatory factors, today’s supply chains need to be increasingly agile to meet demands. But most businesses lack the end-to-end insight needed to accelerate or slow down production based on demand fluctuations.

     

  • 42%

    of business leaders in the automotive and assembly industry revealed that demand variability is the condition that most makes their business vulnerable to supply chain disruptions in a 2020 study.

    Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1155429/sources-supply-chain-vulnerability-worldwide-industry/
  • 68%

    of global retailers reported moderate to heavy disruption in their supply chains as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

    Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1143421/coronavirus-supply-chain-disruptions-in-retail-worldwide/#statisticContainer
  • 28%

    of retailers reported having to deal with shortages and out-of-stocks a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

     

     

    Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1143426/coronavirus-changes-to-supply-chain-retail-worldwide/#statisticContainer


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      As supply chains become increasingly interconnected and global, they may become more vulnerable to environmental and regulatory disruptions.


5G Opportunities

5G can shine a new light on supply chain management.

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    5G can help improve visibility in supply chains and prevent inventory shrink.

  • Location tracking

     

    The low latency and faster throughput of 5G may enable improved product tracking.

  • Crane

     

    5G could provide more accurate product location using near-real time data.

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    Enabling a low-lag supply chain from manufacturing to delivery could help increase agility and responsiveness to demand trends.

*Future use case not currently available.


    • How it works
       

      When 5G and supply chains come together

       
      At the factory, products with 5G-enabled IoT tracking sensors get placed on a truck.

      Because of 5G’s ability to support mobile devices at scale, it can be possible to accurately track an organization’s full supply chain.

       

       


    • If there is a delay along the route, a manager could heck in and see the exact location, temperature or other environmental factors of products in near-real time. 

      5G’s ability to transmit large data volumes fast with low lag could help supply chain managers measure factors critical to their product quality from tracking sensors.

       

       


    • Complementing 5G with other emerging technologies could further increase supply chain visibility and planning.

      5G combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning could more accurately predict ETA of when products in transit will deliver to customers.

       

       


5G Built Right

Our 5G Ultra Wideband network is built right to power transformative possibilities for business.

  • Arrows around a circle

    Fiber

    • Verizon has implemented fiber in major cities to drive densification.
    • This fiber can accommodate bandwidth for capability not previously possible.

     

  • Soundwaves

    Millimeter wave spectrum

    • Verizon has critical low-band and high-band spectrum holdings.
    • Millimeter-wave spectrum can deliver high speed and massive capacity.
  • Small cell deployment

    • Verizon has spent years densifying its 4G LTE network, and its 5G network will leverage the same densification.
    • Verizon has relationships in place with large and small municipalities both enabling its small cell deployment.

     

  • Edge computing

    • Verizon has network locations that are ideally suited for housing edge-computing resources.
    • MEC could deliver access to the tools, power, and locations to deploy at scale.

     



    • This is 5G built right,
      from the network
      businesses rely on.



  • 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) available only in parts of select cities. 5G UWB access requires a 5G capable device with select voice/data & 5G UWB plans.

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