Together with Zebra Technologies and Digital China, JD.com has launched an IoT research and development laboratory.
Collaborating for online excellence
The lab will focus on developing future innovations and solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) and ecommerce logistics. Zebra Technologies and Digital China will provide JD.com with new transport, logistics and order fulfilment solutions to develop, test and implement. In 2017, the joint venture aims to:
- Help JD.com improve the productivity of its current picking and packaging operations using mobile devices;
- Increase the visibility of trays and cage trolleys used in JD.com's operations; and
- Find potential applications of machine vision and data analytics in the logistics industry.
Sharing breakthrough logistics technologies
Bing Fu, VP of Jingdong Group and Head of Logistics Planning and Development at Jingdong Mall, commented: "For more than a decade, JD.com has continuously invested in logistics technologies and accumulated rich experiences in technology operations and management, collaborating long-term with leading companies in the industry, such as Zebra Technologies and Digital China. We look forward to the potential of this lab with Zebra and Digital China and share breakthrough technologies in the logistics field to achieve win-win outcomes."