USMC Taps KPMG For Smart Warehouse 5G App
April 14, 2022
a competitive one-year design phase, KPMG was selected by the United
States Department of Defense (DoD) as the sole prototype application
developer for a United States Marine Corps (USMC) 5G smart warehouse in
"KPMG is proud to support the DoD and USMC in delivering a
state-of-the-art 5G smart warehouse that will ultimately allow the USMC
to improve its operations," said Brenda Walker, KPMG U.S. Federal
Advisory lead partner.
In December 2020, the DoD, overseen by the Office of the Under Secretary
of Defense for Research and Engineering, announced $600 million in
awards for 5G experimentation across five U.S. military test sites.
its announcements about the awards, the DoD noted that the very high
speeds and ultra-low latency characteristics of 5G networks allow for
the development and testing of autonomous robotic inventory management,
machine learning for inventory tracking, and augmented and virtual
reality applications for improved workforce efficiency in warehouse
"The conveyance, storage and accountability of gear in the United States
Marine Corps will be transformed by the continued development of 5G
applications. The work at Marine Force Storage Command's 5G enabled
smart warehouse located at the Marine Corps Logistics Command in Albany,
GA is an important step in that process," said Chad Jones, Federal
Advisory managing director for KPMG U.S.