The US military’s logistics and distribution system is one of the largest in the world, costing US taxpayers over $34bn per year. How will additive manufacturing change the way distribution is done in the Army?
Yesterday, Alibaba reached $31B of sales in 24 hours in the Singles' Day Shopping Festival. Alibaba is able to deliver 100 million packages in 2.8 days. This miracle is enabled by its huge investments in the logistics sector and by technologies including machine learning. Will Alibaba be able to reach its aspiration of becoming the ultimate aggregator in the logistics sector in China? Is its growth in the logistics sector sustainable?
Warehousing operations is big business. It is a $141B business in the US alone and accounts for 10% of all logistics costs . Estimates suggest picking items from shelves represents 65% of those costs, or $92B (Figure 1) . The process is […]
How big data creates tremendous value in the last mile delivery for both customers and DHL.
How will the second largest e-commerce player in China digitalize the logistic system to thrive in the future?
With increasing demand for logistics in China and fierce competition coming from JD, is Alibaba's asset-light smart platform model positioning itself well for long-term success?
As the express delivery market grows rapidly, JD.com is investing in smart logistics capabilities to meet demand.
Battle of Titans Every competitive edge matters in the battle over the hearts and wallets of Chinese online consumers in the world’s largest e-commerce market, totaling $750 billion of sales in 2016.[i] JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce company, is betting […]