JD. unmanned warehouse first unveils: Operation logistics warehouse has reached 515.
<p>"AI technology is widely used in the unmanned warehouse, which is also different from the traditional warehouse a major place." On May 24, Zhang Genyun, chief planner of Jingdong Logistics and head of the unmanned warehouse project, told the Chinese Times and other media. She also stressed: "block chain, cloud technology, Internet of things and other technologies, we have applications."</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>618, on the eve of the first opening of Jingdong's "Asia 1" unmanned warehouse in Shanghai. Jingdong unmanned warehouse was put into operation in October 2017, covering all links from storage, scanning to packaging, sorting, and discharging. According to the Huaxia Times reporter, the unmanned warehouse in East Beijing uses automatic three-dimensional storage, 3D visual identification, automatic packaging, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and other technologies, the single-day sorting capacity of 200,000 single, 40,000 square meters of warehouse up to thousands of robots. And the intelligent control system that controls the whole world is the intelligent brain developed by Jingdong independently.</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>Unmanned warehouses have the capability of independent decision-making, judgment, error correction and self repair. According to the Huaxia Times, there are 300 "Automated Guided Vehicles" in the large sorting area without a warehouse for picking up, sweeping, transporting and delivering goods. Unmanned Wisdom Brain can figure out 68 billion possible paths for Little Red Man in 0.2 seconds and make the best choice. When a conventional failure occurs, the little red man can automatically repair in just 30 seconds.</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>At present, unmanned warehouses mainly cover 3C category. Jingdong hopes to cover more categories with the unmanned warehouse model, but Zhang Genyun also told the Huaxia Times and other media that the unmanned mode of 3C category may not be directly copied to other categories. Each category has its own characteristics, she said, considering factors such as comprehensive cost, efficiency and experience.</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>Zhang Genyun also said that Jingdong warehouse can be old and new iterations, the future will be unmanned warehouse intelligent technology to promote "Asia 1". According to the reporter of China Times, Jingdong proposed to build "Asia 1" in Shanghai in 2010, and "Asia 1" was announced to be put into use in October 2014.</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>Jingdong has invested a lot in building logistics itself. On May 8, Jingdong released its first quarter results for 2018, showing that by the end of the period, Jingdong Logistics had operated 515 large warehouses with a total area of about 10.9 million square meters. According to the five-level classification of logistics warehouse in Jingdong, the current Sirius Warehouse, Ground Wolf Warehouse and the shuttle warehouse in Asia 1 belong to the intelligent warehouse, which belongs to the second level in the five-level classification. Underneath it is a traditional warehouse that uses equipment such as conveyors and forklifts. According to the reporter of China Times, most of the warehouses using automation systems in the industry are traditional warehouses. However, the unmanned warehouse of Asia No. 1 is a fourth class unmanned warehouse. On top of it, there are terminal type unmanned warehouses.</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>What we need to see is that while Jingdong is investing heavily in logistics, its cost is also rising.</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>For the investment of unmanned warehouse, Zhang Genyun told the "China Times" reporters and other media that, with the development of unmanned warehouse, its unit volume will continue to improve, in fact, can basically cover the cost at present. "We have substantially reduced the cost of recruitment, management and training. And with the development of technology, the cost will be lower and lower. " She said.</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>The chairman and chief executive of Jingdong Group, Liu Qiangdong, also said in a conference call with analysts after releasing a quarterly report in May this year that since last year was the first time that Jingdong Logistics opened to third parties, the revenue from third-party logistics services grew rapidly in the fourth quarter of last year, and Jingdong also consciously advanced six months to the fourth quarter. A large number of logistics warehouses have been built in the quarter. "The logistics cost has been restrained in a short period of time, but soon it is expected to be digested in a quarter or two."</p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p><br/></p><p>He also said: "Logistics we have been trying to use their own cash, some time this year we are going to set up a logistics real estate fund, the use of third-party funds in this way, to bring us more logistics warehousing construction." He also predicted that in about five years, logistics services from third parties would exceed those from Jingdong.</p><p><br/></p>