The “double 11” will come with another billion packages
Big data prediction: place the goods closest to the consumer
From 260,000 pieces in 2006 to 657 million in 2016, Tmall “double 11” has created a global express industry miracle. From a historical perspective, the annual peak of the express industry will become the norm of the next year. This year, the “double 11” still has a hard battle to fight.
Although the number of parcels has grown year by year, the time limit for the delivery of delivery by e-commerce has been increasing, and the time spent on delivery has been reduced from 48 hours in 2013 to 12 hours in 2016. In this, information, big data play a crucial role.
“This year, the company’s electronic noodle list has been pushed better, and the whole chain of express service has an accelerated effect.” Mr. Lai, vice President of the yunda express, said that compared with traditional orders, the e-sheet connects the data of merchants, consumers and delivery companies, which can increase the delivery speed by more than 30 percent.
More and more data is also making the flow of goods more and more accurate. One important point of this year’s “double 11” is the sinking of the “front cabin”, said shi miao, vice President of the Internet.
The so-called front-building is to select the goods that are purchased at a high frequency and put them in the nearest warehouse, through big data analysis. Know, for example, businesses and logistics company in the southern province of consumers like to buy a certain brand of a certain product, you can in front warehouse stock up in advance, a consumer order delivery on time, thus greatly reducing the provinces in allocating the flow distance and time cost.
According to ali’s plan, 2,000 front positions will be built in the future. It is expected that the front positions will play an increasingly important role in areas such as fast consumer goods and fresh food.
Robot support: express logistics is becoming more and more intelligent
Intelligent algorithms, automated assembly lines, AGV robots… Walking into a smart warehouse in jiaxing, zhejiang province, an intuitive feeling is that “dehumanization” is becoming more and more high.
In a smart warehouse, goods are delivered to a designated area from the receiving end, and the smart device sends the goods to the designated shelf. Even if the shelves are seven storeys high, smart devices will be able to put goods on shelves or take out and remain stable.
And stage in the delivery, picking the package is finished, will automatically be labeled express face sheet, also the last of the sealing machines, was finally on the sorting machine, classified according to different destination, 1 hour the whole equipment can be sorting more than 20000 packages.
“In the process of receiving, sorting and transporting, smart logistics has made great improvements to the express delivery industry, which basically eliminated the implosion and backlogs.” The head of the department of market supervision of the state post office said.
History of miao, says these intelligent warehouse distribution in key cities across the country, not only has a fully automated assembly line, along with a variety of cache, picking robots, robot, mechanical arm and AGV matrix, they will be completed before the “double 11” alignment, the formation of large-scale robot group silos for “double 11” service.
In addition to the newbie network, other logistics providers are also increasing their investment in robot warehouses. If the express delivery of the “minions” automatic sorting, jingdong, suning and sun shun through the unattended warehouse to carry out the whole mechanization of household appliances, pick and deliver goods.
Diversified distribution: resources incline to terminal nodes
Big data, smart devices, and packages will eventually reach consumers, without the last 100 meters of delivery.
Today’s end distribution is becoming more diverse than ever. Statistics show that there are about 40,000 rapeseed stations, nearly 200,000 smart express containers and hundreds of thousands of express delivery stations nationwide. These places will be together with express delivery, providing convenient and safe delivery services for consumers.
Still, about 90 per cent of the end deliveries are now done by couriers. News of the collapse of express outlets and the transformation of couriers in recent years shows that the express delivery industry relies on the vulnerability of human services.
Sun kang, secretary general of the China express association, said, “the ‘double 11’ logistics is difficult and the hardest part is at the end point.” According to incomplete statistics, in big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, more than a quarter of express outlets in the core area feel very much pressure to live. How to stabilize the base network is a big problem for the express industry.
Mr Lai said that during the “double 11” period, yunda will use various warehouses to separate the delivery parts and delivery items, and improve the delivery efficiency of the outlets. And “recruiting and hiring” is also necessary.