JD Goes International in Increasingly Smart Logistics. (4 of 4) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

JD.com is one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms, but it also has ambitious plans to grow beyond its home market. In this article, Jeff Towson explores how JD is using its smart logistics network to enter and succeed in new regions, such as Southeast Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He also discusses the challenges and opportunities that JD faces in its global journey.

Lessons from my Visit to Cainiao (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Cainiao is Alibaba’s logistics affiliate and is one of the largest logistics companies in China. It was founded in 2013 and has since grown to become one of the most important players in the Chinese logistics industry. Cainiao has been instrumental in helping Alibaba achieve its goal of delivering packages anywhere in China within 24 hours.

ANE Logistics and 3 Types of Economies of Scale in Physical Networks (3 of 3)(Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

In Part 1, I laid out how to think about physical networks. For logistics, that means lots of warehouses and trucks doing various routes between them. In Part 2, I talked about one of the big competitive advantages of logistics networks, which is network effects. Note: These are significantly different than the network effects we […]

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An Intro to ANE Logistics and Franchised Physical Networks (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 110)

ANE Logistics is a Chinese logistics company that uses a franchise model to operate a network of warehouses and trucks. The company’s founder, Jeff Towson, argues that ANE’s model has several advantages over traditional logistics companies. First, it allows ANE to scale more quickly and efficiently. Second, it gives ANE access to a wider range of talent and expertise. Third, it allows ANE to provide a more personalized level of service to its customers.

JD Logistics vs. DHL in Smart, IOT Logistics (Tech Strategy – Podcast 84)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses the competitive landscape in smart IoT logistics, comparing the strategies of JD Logistics and DHL. He argues that JD Logistics has a number of advantages, including its large network of warehouses and delivery drivers, its data-driven approach to logistics, and its focus on customer experience. He concludes that JD Logistics is well-positioned to win the race to become the leading provider of smart IoT logistics services in Asia.

Alibaba and Cainiao’s Next Really Big Move: An Intelligent IoT Logistics Network (Pt 2 of 2)

In Part 1 (Why the #1 Business Solution to Coronavirus in China Is Live Streaming, Especially Taobao Live), I argued three big things are happening in digital China right now. Covid19 is radically altering the behavior of hundreds of millions of consumers (and businesses), resulting in what is being called the quarantine economy. Everyone is […]