According to MHI, Smart City Logistics is the idea that logistics providers can leverage many innovations and technologies to find solutions to the issues that work for government, businesses, consumers and the environment.
Why is Smart City Logistics important?
Over 65% of the US population lives in urban areas
E-commerce consumers are spending more and ordering more frequently online
25% of urban traffic is dominated by freight and delivery truck services
Online shopping has led to a significant increase in traffic challenges
An increase in urban population and rise in online ordering will result in more freight deliveries to and within urban areas creating real problems for urban communities.
Smart City Logistics allows municipalities, businesses and academia ways to explore connecting technology to help urban areas solve challenges such as congestion, noise, and pollution associated with last mile deliveries. Last mile transportation is the least efficient phase of the supply chain.
Read more from MHI on why Smart City Logistics is the solution to real urban challenges.