Will JD Logistics Become a New Type of Ecosystem? (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 71)

This week’s podcast is about JD Logistics. It’s an interesting case of a capability becoming a service business. And maybe a new type of ecosystem.You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The slides I mentioned for industry-specific solutions are: Related podcasts and articles are: Introduction to Innovation, Elon Musk and Android’s Dominant […]

Will JD Logistics Become a New Type of Ecosystem? (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 71)

This week’s podcast is about JD Logistics. It’s an interesting case of a capability becoming a service business. And maybe a new type of ecosystem. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The slides I mentioned for industry-specific solutions are: Related podcasts and articles are: Introduction to Innovation, Elon Musk and […]

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Will JD Logistics Become An Ecosystem? (2 of 2) (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Update)

In Part 1, I described JD Logistics (JDL) as being three things. A unique capability that parent JD can leverage in its retail and marketplace businesses. Note: This is basically the same playbook as Coupang and Amazon. A service business that does “integrated logistics”. A logistics network that may become an operating system or ecosystem. […]

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JD Logistics and the Dream of Smart, Automated Logistics at Scale (1 of 2) (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Update)

I have been thinking about JD’s logistics operations for like 4 years. I visited a couple of their warehouses. I toured their robotics laboratory. And I am always looking for their cool logistics videos (see here or below). But it’s hard to see the whole system. Most logistics is behind the scenes. But JD Logistics […]

JD Logistics and the Dream of Smart, Automated Logistics at Scale (1 of 2) (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Update)

I have been thinking about JD’s logistics operations for like 4 years. I visited a couple of their warehouses. I toured their robotics laboratory. And I am always looking for their cool logistics videos (see here or below). But it’s hard to see the whole system. Most logistics is behind the scenes. But JD Logistics […]

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How Coupang Is Building a Competitive Fortress in South Korea (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 70)

This week’s podcast is about the Coupang of South Korea. An interesting case of local dominance (geographic) based initially on competitive advantages on the cost side. But potentially also on the demand side.    You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The advantages for Coupang I mentioned are: Production Cost Advantage: Location […]

How Coupang Is Building a Competitive Fortress in South Korea (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 70)

This week’s podcast is about the Coupang of South Korea. An interesting case of local dominance (geographic) based initially on competitive advantages on the cost side. But potentially also on the demand side. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The advantages for Coupang I mentioned are: Production Cost Advantage: Location […]

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Cloud is the Big Unknown in Alibaba’s Growth (pt 2 of 2). (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Lesson / Update)

This is Part 2 of two articles on Alibaba Investors Day. In Part 1 (Dissecting Alibaba’s 11 Growth Strategies), I wrote about their 5 growth strategies in “Domestic Consumption” (i.e., stuff Chinese consumers spend money on). But CEO Daniel Zhang also outlined 5 growth strategies for Alibaba Cloud. And their cloud business is what everyone has […]

Dissecting Alibaba’s 11 Growth Strategies. From Investor Day 2020 (pt 1 of 2). (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Lesson / Update)

So Alibaba Investor Day was this week. Actually it was three days. And there were lots of presentations and publications. But people generally want to hear from Maggie Wu (CFO) and Daniel Zhang (CEO). Their two presentations on the final day are a big deal. I went through everything (so you don’t have to). And […]