Sep 10, 2021|
JD.com and Dili Group Open Smart Distribution Center for Fresh Produce in Shouguang
by Vivian Yang
JD.com and China’s leading food distribution service provider Dili Group jointly unveiled their smart distribution center for fresh produce in China’s “home of vegetables,” Shouguang county of Shandong province, on September 1st.
Named as Jing Di Da (京地达) indicating the joint force of JD (Jingdong in Chinese) and Dili, the center marks a big step for the two companies to deepen cooperation in driving the transformation of China’s agricultural products circulation.
The center will serve as a model to integrate internet and digital capabilities into traditional agricultural production zones and wholesale markets, creating a one-stop supply chain solution to help the industry to reduce cost, improve efficiency and enhance circulation safety.
This center is equipped with a fully digitalized and traceable sorting and distribution process. Its self-developed SaaS system supports all-round management including stock, inventory, sales, finance, smart sorting and more. Automation are used in the sorting and cleaning work for vegetables, such as pumpkins, potatoes, onions, carrots and more.
According to the announcement, the center has a construction area of more than 12,000 square meters, designed to handle 300 million boxes of classified, pre-processed and packaged agricultural products under strict quality and quantity standards annually. Within this area, five 1000m² large standardized fresh-keeping warehouses have been built so far with a storage capacity of more than 1,000 tons of products.
JD’s capabilities in omnichannel marketing, customer base, cold chain fulfillment and digital technologies and Dili’s strength in its wide reach with producers, suppliers and offline trading markets ensure that the cooperation will connect the full industrial chain and integrated resources to the maximum value.
The center’s operation also consolidates the ecosystem of JD Catering, which provides “farm to table” agri-food supply chain services for restaurants. To date, by leveraging the nationwide network of agri-food production zones of both JD and Dili, JD Catering’s services have covered a growing number of cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao and more.