Jul 9, 2020|

Top 5 College Majors Searched during China’s “Gaokao” Concern Supply Chain and Logistics


by Yuchuan Wang

China Central Television and Baidu released the top 10 most popular majors searched for during the National College Entrance Exam (also known as “Gaokao”) period, of which the top five are artificial intelligence, robotics, e-commerce, Internet of Things engineering and big data technology, all of which are closely related to logistics and supply chain.

As a technology and service enterprise with supply chain at its core, JD.com provides numerous positions for aspiring talent to enter the logistics and supply chain industry.

Some of JD-Y (JD’s smart supply chain team)’s 500-person team gathers at JD Headquarters in Beijing

In 2017, JD established a supply chain institute with strategic partners including APICS SCC (American Production and Inventory Control Society Supply Chain Council) and The Value Chain Academy, to build JD’s supply chain talent training system. In 2018, JD Logistics collaborated with universities such as the University of Science & Technology Beijing and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications to apply academic research to JD’s Asia’s No.1 intelligent logistics parks across China.

In a letter sent to employees in January this year, Richard Liu, Chairman and CEO of JD.com wrote, “JD Logistics has achieved single quarter profitability, relying on comprehensive end-to-end supply chain service and supply chain technologies to lower society’s logistics costs and continue to increase the income of its employees…Talent is always core to JD. We will continue to improve key talent and team development, building a talent system to enforce our future.”