Oct 23, 2020|
Photo Gallery: This Week at JD (October 19-October 23)
On October 22nd, JD Logistics held its annual Global Smart Supply Chain Summit (GSSC) virtually online. Under this year’s theme of “Open Capabilities, Shared Growth”, the summit invited industry leaders from logistics, commerce and technology to share their views on global supply chain development and acceleration of economic recovery. Some of the guest speakers include Paul Romer, the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics and professor at New York University; Justin Yifu Lin, former chief economist of the World Bank and Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University; Yossi Sheffi, director of MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics; Martin Christopher, emeritus professor of marketing & logistics at Cranfield University, UK; and Xiaobo Wu, a financial author.
JD announced on October 22nd that a city-level autonomous delivery robot project is being operated on a daily basis in Changshu, Jiangsu province, a top 5 county-level city by GDP in China. JD plans to put 100 autonomous delivery robots into operations in the city by the end of this year to facilitate Changshu in building smart city.
Dr. Jianguang Shen, Chief Economist at JD Digits, spoke at the opening session of the World Economic Forum’s Job Reset Summit on October 20th and shared his thoughts on China’s economic recovery and consumption trends under the theme of the “New Economic Context”.
Ping An Bank, a Chinese joint-stock commercial bank and JD Digits, a leading digital technology provider backed by JD.com, jointly launched the “Ping An-JD IOU credit card” on October 20th. Additionally, the two parties will collaborate in retail, business finance, wealth management, financial market, smart marketing, intelligent risk control and digital finance in the future.
This Singles Day (November 11th), JD has newly added two Asia No.1 fulfillment centers in Changchun, the provincial capital of Jilin province and Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia. JD is now operating 30 Asia No.1 fulfillment centers which are considered to be Asia’s largest intelligent warehouse clusters.
JD hosted a press conference on October 19th to announce plans for its upcoming Singles Day Grand Promotion at its headquarters in Beijing. At the conference, Simon Han, vice president at JD provided further color on JD’s plans for the upcoming shopping festival, with a focus on how customers can get the most out of their Singles Day experience. Click here to read more.