In preparation for Alibaba’s 11.11 Shopping Festival, Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba, is leveraging a series of initiatives and advanced technologies to help cope with the influx of deliveries.
Last year, the one-day event brought in US$25.3bn in gross merchandise volume (GMV) – more than two times the size of Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. As a result, Cainiao delivered more than 812 million packages in the days that followed.
Among the recent developments is Cainiao’s new automated warehouse in Wuxi, China. It is part of the company’s Future Park logistics complex, run by Internet of Things (IoT) applications, big data, edge computing and artificial intelligence.
Watch the interview with Ben Wang, Cainiao vice president, to learn more about the company’s preparations.