- Apr 29, 2020
- Business Update
JD Supplies 14 Million Anti-Epidemic Items for 10+ Fortune 500 MNCs
by Yuchuan Wang
On April 28, JD.com announced that its enterprise procurement platform, JD Business, has supplied over 14 million anti-epidemic supplies to more than 10 Fortune 500 multinational companies, including Michelin and BOSCH. The supplies will be delivered to nine countries including the US, Canada, and New Zealand.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, JD Business has seen high demand for procurement of anti-epidemic supplies, especially from the Chinese branches of global companies. JD quickly set up a special team to handle these requests. Leveraging its strong digitized supply chain capability, JD Business is able to swiftly source the manufacturers and goods, and determine which ones meet the import/export requirements of different countries.
Sixiang Feng, general manager of JD Business (China Eastern) said: “JD’s mature and strong retail infrastructure including its digitized supply chain and supplier resources ensured us to be able to deliver supplies during this extraordinary time in a timely manner.”
Although globalization and interconnectedness has led to short-term disruptions in the industrial supply chain and a “mask crisis” in some countries during the epidemic, the global supply chain has ensured high efficiency in the fight against COVID-19.
As the leading enterprise procurement platform in China, JD Business now serves 428 Fortune 500 enterprises in China and has increased average procurement efficiency by 45%.