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Transforming Warehouse Operations with Ericsson Private 5G

Transforming Warehouse Operations with Ericsson Private 5G

CJ Logistics positions Ericsson Private 5G at center of groundbreaking operational efficiencies

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CJ Logistics, a leading South Korean logistics company, is delivering groundbreaking enhancements and remarkable operational efficiency gains with Ericsson Private 5G. By connecting their wireless operations solely over 5G, CJ Logistics are reaching remarkable efficiency gains.

CJ Logistics with EP5G in Korea FIN | 3:47 mins

20 %
productivity increase
15 %
CAPEX savings in relation to WIFI
22 5G dots
instead of 300 WIFI APs

Executive summary

CJ Logistics, is pioneering an innovative 5G approach to deliver on growing demands for fast-paced material flow and operational efficiency. For CJ Logistics, it has not only narrowed the margins for precise material movement, thus raising the standards for safety, security, and control, but has also delivered impressive 20 percent productivity gains and approximately 15 percent capital expenditure savings. Looking ahead, the inherent scalability of Ericsson Private 5G positions CJ Logistics for future growth, reinforcing its commitment to sustained success in an ever-evolving industry.

Key figures for CJ logistics

Founded: 1930

Operates in: 36 countries, 161 cities

Logistics hubs worldwide: 249 warehouse and distribution centers

Center size: Between 20,000 - 40,000 sqm

Annual parcel shipments: 1.7 billion parcels handled in 2022

Highlights

By establishing their own private 5G network, operated on industry spectrum and powered by Ericsson's leading private 5G product, they achieved a major market milestone: being the first full scale commercial deployment of a private 5G network within the logistics sector.

Ericsson Private 5G encompasses a 4G and 5G private network, specifically built for industrial use, making it a powerful enabler of Logistics 4.0. This will ensure that CJ Logistics meets the intricate and fast-paced demands of material flow across warehouses and distribution networks, delivering groundbreaking enhancements to operational efficiency.

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Challenge

Existing Connectivity Challenges

Despite significant technological progress of other wireless technologies, maintaining uninterrupted connectivity continues to pose a challenge, especially in sizeable warehouses or environments with dense device usage.

CJ Logistics encountered a notable difficulty in ensuring consistent coverage across its expansive warehouse facilities.

Despite efforts and installing a substantial amount of access points, obstacles persisted in the form of signal dead zones and weakened or lost signals, hindering efficient data transmission and real-time device communication.

Existing Connectivity Challenges

Solution

Ericsson deployed Ericsson Private 5G, with 22 radio dots and six integrated radio units, operating on CJ Logistics' own industry spectrum. CJ ONS took on the pivotal role of system integration, skillfully amalgamating the various components to create a unified and efficient solution.

Ericsson Private 5G not only meets current needs but also aligns with CJ Logistics' future vision for Logistics 4.0. With impressive scalability, low and predictable latency, and fast data transfer, it transforms current logistics operations and prepares for future demands. An added advantage is the elimination of extra physical deployments due to Ericsson Private 5G's ability to handle an increasing number of devices, enhancing scalability potential.

22 radio dots and six integrated radio units

Impact

Through this digital transformation, CJ Logistics has established an optimized plan for next-gen technology solutions for its logistics centers, capitalizing on opportunities to explore and implement novel 5G use cases.

The rapid integration of Ericsson Private 5G has enabled seamless connectivity for PDAs, tablets and mobile scanner devices. These tools are instrumental in tasks like goods handling, inventory management through barcode scanning, and optimizing processes like order processing and real-time reporting. With the 5G indoor radio dots operating as one single cell, the AGV and AMR fleets can now operate simultaneously, at high speeds and in a safer manner. This is facilitated by lower latency, greater bandwidth capacity, and improved overall facility control.

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