Wireless & Mobility: 8 trends taking us closer to visibility

Top industry analysts define the leading wireless and mobility trends that are helping logistics professionals work smarter and faster in an increasingly competitive business environment.

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When analyst David Krebs assesses wireless and mobile penetration across various industries, the logistics and transportation markets stand out as segments that consistently invest in equipment and solutions that help them operate in an increasingly untethered world.

Whether they’re equipping delivery drivers with ruggedized devices, using handheld computers to track inventory, or relying on mobile devices to monitor the temperature of refrigerated goods as they make their way through the supply chain, it seems that today’s supply chain professionals have come to both understand and appreciate the value of a wireless world.

“Some of the largest mobile and wireless deployments we’ve seen to date have been instituted by the logistics and transportation segment,” says Krebs, vice president of enterprise mobility and connected devices at VDC Research. That positive momentum is pushing the industry closer and closer to a “completely wireless, real-time supply chain nirvana” and helping companies work smarter, better and faster in an increasingly competitive business environment.

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Bridget McCrea, Editor
Bridget McCrea is a Contributing Editor for Logistics Management based in Clearwater, Fla. She has covered the transportation and supply chain space since 1996, and has covered all aspects of the industry for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. She can be reached at [email protected]

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