Axios posts on JD.COM’s automated warehouse. https://www.axios.com/china-jd-warehouse-jobs-4-employees-shanghai-d19f5cf1-f35b-4024-8783-2ba79a573405.html
“JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce gargantuan, has built a big new Shanghai fulfillment center that can organize, pack and ship 200,000 orders a day. It employs four people — all of whom service the robots.
What's going on: Welcome to the creeping new age of automation. When the talk turns to Chinese big tech — rivals to Google, Amazon and the rest of Silicon Valley — the names usually cited are Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent. But scrappy JD, with a respectable $58 billion market cap, is investing aggressively to be added to the pantheon.”
JD.COM shares its vision is similar to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
”The rap on JD has beenthat it is far less profitable than Alibaba. But JD responds that, as Jeff Bezos expanded Amazon, its logistics buildout is proof it is investing in itself.
- "Everything is about scale," says CTO Chen Zhang, speaking with a small group of reporters at its Beijing headquarters.
- "When you invest in technology, you don't worry about spending money. You worry whether you can get to scale. When scale comes, profit will come."”