JD Launches Initiative for Enterprises “Returning to Work” Initiative Integrates Up-and-Down-Stream Supply Chain and Services
By Yuchuan Wang
JD.com’s enterprise procurement business, JD Business, is launching an initiative to support enterprises across China as staff return to work during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The initiative will help enterprises in production materials supply and digital solutions (including remote working solutions), and also provide special support for small to medium- sized enterprises.
Impacted by the outbreak, companies have extended the Chinese New Year holiday nationwide to stem the virus spread and are gradually getting back to work this week. The ongoing epidemic and restrictions on transportation also pose great challenges to employee health and safety protection to ward off infection and require necessary production materials and office supplies. The new initiative leverages JD’s up-and-down-stream supply chain and technology services to help enterprises provide a more secure and organized return to work.
JD Business has established a Software as a Service (SaaS) procurement platform which can be easily deployed by enterprises in as fast as two hours. The platform is now open to enterprises free of charge and links them to over 30,000 JD partners including Lenovo, Cannon, Walch and Honeywell and others to provide cost-effective goods and scenario-based solutions.
In addition, JD Business also collaborates with its partners to offer professional equipment and solutions for enterprises to monitor body temperature, manage real-time air purification and office disinfection. It also offers short-term office equipment rental and delivery service for enterprises needing remote working systems. JD Business also provides enterprises with solutions for online medical consultation based on JD Health’s medical resources.
For SMEs, the initiative will provide special subsidies, financial support, operational support and incubation services to help them make it through trying times and to solve practical problems such as lack of funds, shortage of resources, weak virus protection capability and poor sales channels.
Even before the initiative was launched, from January 20th to February 1st, JD Business had collaborated with 1,139 large enterprises to provide 2.24 million coronavirus protection items to municipal governments, medical, transportation and other industries.
Guaranteeing supply for the public transportation during the Chinese New Year migration period is also vital to controlling the spread of the virus. JD Business has fulfilled the delivery of over 450,000 items of anti-epidemic goods to nationwide public transportation organizations, including Kunming, Guangzhou, and Chengdu Railway. At Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu subway stations, JD Business has also provided body temperature systems that enable automatic testing and notifications to reduce passenger distraction and discomfort with greatly improved efficiency.