On April 3, 2013 the mobile phone celebrated its 40th anniversary, marking the first time a call was made from this marvelous scientific invention. And of course, since the advent of the mobile phone, which was the size of a brick, mobile software has rapidly developed to allow comfort, style and around-the-clock connectivity to all its users.

Not only does this apply to personal communication, but mobile technology plays a large and crucial role in business communication as well. Text messages, instant messaging, video communication, GPS, internet access, office applications and much more are now available to ensure that you can do your business all day and every day no matter where you are.

Therefore, one has to wonder; where would logistics businesses be without mobile devices? Stuck on the side of the road?

Logistics companies use mobile devices to plan optimal routes, update clients regarding delivery times, record information, and provide valuable feedback for supply chain optimization. Mobile devices have changed the face of the supply chain industry and allow logistics companies to stay in communication with clients, ensuring an optimal supply chain.

In addition, owing to the fact that people have their cell phones permanently glued to their sides, these little devices have become crucial in business growth as it aids greatly in marketing and ensured that social media went viral.

Fun Facts:

  • 87% of American adults own a cell phone. (Source: Pew Research Center)
  • 51% of mobile traffic is sent from mobile video. (Source: Cisco)
  • 29% of Americans say their phone is the first and last thing they look at every day. (Source: Qualcomm)
  • 44% of cell phone users have slept with their cell phone by their side so they didn’t miss a notification. (Source: Pew Research Center)
  • The average age for a person’s first cell phone is now 13. (Source: Qualcomm)
  • 31% of adults own a tablet device. (Source: Pew Research Center)