JD.com recently grabbed the headlines after embarking on a creative and ambitious plan to develop an “Urban Smart Logistics Institute” tailored at propelling logistics systems to greater heights. While making the announcement at the 2018 Global Smart Supply Chain Summit, the e-commerce juggernaut hailed the latest strategy aimed at harnessing cloud computing and big data transmission to assist businesses to make significant growth. According to seasoned analysts, Elon Musk’s ambitious plan to construct subterranean tunnels to facilitate freight transport is not only a breakthrough in modern logistics but also poses numerous widespread adoption hurdles.According to JD.com, the institute will play an essential role in connecting academic giants based in Nankai University with business leaders from various organizations such as Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institution, Shanghai Maritime University and the Institute of Comprehensive Transportation at the National Development and Reform Commission.Not one to waste time, the program’s topmost agenda focuses on ascertaining whether an underground logistics can harness subterranean tracks with a keen focus on integrated municipal pipe corridors.
While its adoption might seem unattainable, the ludicrous costs of providing complete mileage services in urban settings have proven to be a tall order to complete.For starters, freight vehicles currently make a substantial contribution in creating urban traffic emissions as well as consuming ample road capacity. Coupled by China’s unabated urbanization programs tipped at aggravating such effects through environmental pollution and the disruption of lives, it’s high time that sustainable measures redefined service delivery.By completing the underground freight network, JD.com looks forward to expediting urban logistics with efficacy and environmental friendly tailored at protecting aesthetically attractive spaces previously occupied by conventional logistics networks.According to Chen Xiangsheng, the Chinese Academy of Engineering’s director, the most ideal smart cities have developed a reputation for going above and beyond to optimize on available resources and spaces. More importantly, focusing on three-dimensional smart logistics on underground spaces is widely considered to be a game-changer in the transport sector. Challenges such as environmental degradation and traffic snarl-ups will be a thing of the past.
JD.com or locally known as Jingdong is a leading Chinese online retail company as well as the most profitable internet company in China. As trendsetters in the industry, JD.com has consistently harnessed its stellar reputation by providing exceptional shopping experiences courtesy of authenticity, creativity, an unwavering commitment to quality and offering a multitude of products and services to a diverse clientele. Jingdong is credited with offering unrivaled fulfillment courtesy of innovative standards and swift parcel delivery service to over a billion customers.