China’s largest online retailer, JD.com Inc. has established a new business group, JD Logistics, which will leverage the company’s advanced technology and logistics expertise to provide supply chain and logistics services to its customers.
Wang Zhenhui, Senior Vice President of JD.com and Head of Fulfillment Operations, will serve as CEO of JD Logistics, reporting directly to Richard Liu, Chairman and CEO of JD.com.
“In the 10 years since JD.com launched China’s first B2C logistics network, we have redefined what consumers expect from an e-commerce experience,” stated Richard Liu. “This move is a major step in our vision to make technology even more central to what we do over the next 12 years. Leveraging our unparalleled access to data from every step of the e-commerce process, from ordering to delivery and after-sales service, JD Logistics will use big data and automation to once again redefine the potential of e-commerce logistics.” The manager added saying that JD Logistics can revolutionize China’s commercial infrastructure and become the global model for smart supply chain solutions.
Offering services across industries
JD Logistics will provide business partners with dedicated services including warehousing, transportation, delivery, after-sales service and logistics services, including smart and cross-border logistics, among others.
JD.com has one of the world's largest fulfillment infrastructures among its peers. As of the end of 2016, JD.com operated seven “Asia No. 1” projects, which are among the largest and most automated smart fulfillment centers in Asia. In addition, JD.com operates 256 warehouses, as well as 6,906 delivery stations and pickup stations across China, providing nationwide last-mile delivery services.
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