In the efforts of creating smooth and open supply chain services, JD.com in China launched an advanced technology program known as “Medicine Open Tracing Solution”. This program was first announced in Beijing during the 2018 JD`s Big Data Summit. The pharmaceutical Open Tracing Solution program is designed in a way it easy to use and has a leverage IoT solutions to simplify data collection process.
This program is found in JD.com website in an Open Platform, and its primary purpose is to assess the quality of medicines from suppliers to consumers by providing significant tracing information. Pharmaceutical tracing program covers all the process from the production, medical usage, transportation, storage and marketing of drugs. Refer to This Article for additional information.
The formation of this program was triggered by the recent pharmaceutical incidences in China which entails the sub-standards medical products more, so vaccines products, which have been found expired or below standards in the past. The substandard products have increased concern on the safety, and sources of medicine consumers are using.
JD.com is also teaming up with various bodies to strengthen their capabilities and enhance quick achievement of this project. The partnering industries include smart hardware manufacturers, medical software providers, and industry associations entitled to oversee the whole development of “Internet of Things” ecosystem devices which will promote medical traceability, improve standards and promote transparency across the firm.
According to Jian Pei, the tracing solution would enhance transparency and accountability to every party involved in the pharmaceutical industry. Some of the parties include; company’s consumers, businesses and governments. Jian Pei is the head of JD.com Big Data and Smart Supply Chain company.
At the beginning of the year 2018, JD.com launched its Blockchain Open Platform aiming at providing blockchain capabilities to a variety of industries. JD.com is leveraging its ability in various sectors including technology, the supply chain, logistics and other related sectors empowering its partners with its initiative programs. China Pacific Insurance Company was the first company to employ open blockchain platform where it used it to develop a convenient traceable system for all invoices sent online also known as ‟fapiao,” which are the official receipts for business required in China.
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Richard Liu Qiangdong is a Chinese billionaire who is often compared to the Jeff Bezos of Amazon because they both are self-made. Richard Liu Qiangdong started JD because he had to shift his physical retail business to online forcefully. If you are not new to the e-commerce industry, you would already know the contributions of Richard Liu Qiangdong.
JD.com has become the second-largest retail company in China today after Alibaba and is considered to be the best when it comes to electronic goods. But, the company offers much more variety than its competitors, and their delivery system is also the best. The owner aims to become number one overtaking Alibaba in the coming years, and the process for it has already started.
Richard Liu Qiangdong was initially interested in the world of politics, but he understood later on that for financial security, he has to attend a business school to get a good paying job. There are other retail companies that are shifting their operations online because it is more profitable and the cost of operations is also low compared to physical companies. Read This Article for additional information.
However, Richard Liu Qiangdong started the online retail business when the entire country was facing a SARS outbreak. The online retail business has been witnessing tremendous growth in the past few years due to the tactful marketing and retail strategies that Liu Qiangdong has conceptualized and implemented. It is not easy to grow the online retail business in a country where Alibaba has already been dominating, but it is what JD has been able to achieve in a considerably much shorter period of time.
Richard Liu Qiangdong is open about his competition in the e-commerce market and feels that a healthy fight allows his company to do better. Liu’s company invests heavily in improving the system and upgrading their procedures to cut down on the cost and increase the efficiency of their delivery system. Richard Liu Qiangdong wants to make sure that his company is always on the top of new technology and adapt faster than any other e-commerce company. He feels that it is the only way to cruise ahead of the competitors.
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JD.com or “Jingdong” is one of the biggest cloud computing technology users right now, being also China’s largest retailer. Recently, Jingdong was awarded the “Top End User Award” by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation for the company’s contribution in the open source industry. The award was announced during the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon which was held last November 13-15 this year.
Being one of the largest sites operating in China and the whole world, JD.com needs a behemoth platform to provide the ultimate e-commerce experience to its customers. Providing that platform which is incredibly fast and reliable, is a challenge especially for a company that houses trillions of images and information. Because of this, Jingdong made a partnership with Kubernetes, an open-source system for scaling, management of applications, and deployment of these programs. Since then, the two has been inseparable.
Being the owner of the biggest Kunernetes cluster, Jingdong received the “Top End User Award” from CNCF. Jingdong is also the first platinum end-user member last April, because of its commitment and contributions to the open-source industry. Kubernetes gives Jingdong a platform that supports a wide range of workloads, huge data, and AI-based application that improves overall productivity and reducing silos between operations and DevOps teams. In return to this, JD has been contributing codes to projects such as Prometheus, Vitess, Container Networking Interface, and even Kubernetes.
Chief Architect Haifeng Liu of JD.com said in one of his statement that the best contribution so far within JD and CNCF partnership is the one for Vitess. Vitess is a CNCF project for “scalable MySQL cluster management.” Being the largest user and a significant user of Vitess, JD and CNCF are looking forward to the future of open source technology. Being a significant contributor is also what makes JD.com the perfect fit to be the recipient of Top End User Award, according to Chris Aniszczyk, the COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
The commitment of JD.com to contribute to cloud-native technologies is expected to not end here. More projects in the future are expected for the benefit of open source cloud technology and for China’s leading e-commerce company. View Related Info Here.
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Founded in 1998, JD.com is China’s largest online retailer and the biggest internet company (by revenue). They pride themselves in having quick delivery times and genuine, quality products. They carry things life groceries, electronics, and toiletries. They serve over one billion customers with same-day or next-day delivery. They are also apart of the Fortune Global 500. Being such a larger retailer gives them insight into what customers want and need.
A new study was conducted by JD.com, Walmart, Tencent and JD Daojia that states that Chinese shoppers like to buy their groceries online. They purchase things like flowers, fresh seafood, and craft beer. Over 15% of the Chinese prefer to purchase their groceries online, compared to only 9% of Americans.
While only 1,774 people were interviewed in this survey, 67% said that they regularly shop with companies like JD Daoija. These companies can deliver items from local stores in under an hour. Chinese shoppers also greatly value the authenticity of a product. When shopping online, they appreciate the speed of delivery, the service after the sale, and the variety of products that they are able to purchase. See Related Link for additional information.
JD Daoija has a “Boundaryless Retail” vision that enables customers to be able to shop whenever, wherever, and have their items delivered wherever they would like. By keeping up with customer demands, they can remain relevant for some time to come. This means collaborating with different retailers so that they can consistently increase their inventory. They must also watch the time of delivery. Keeping delivery times short will help with customer satisfaction.
Walmart is a very large retailer that understands that joining brick and mortar stores with online shopping is the future of sales. JD partnered with Walmart in 2016. Currently, there are 180 offline Walmart stores that ship items for JD. If the customer is located closer to an offline Walmart, their items will come from them instead of a JD warehouse. This partnership can prove to be very beneficial for both companies and the customers that they serve.
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