As any children, when somebody mention “Alibaba”, I just know he is a brave hero with a magic lamp from the folktale Alibaba and the Forty Thieves. In the real world, another Alibaba which is a well-recognized name in China’s e-commerce space. In this blog, I would like to share with you the success of a business not only by the revenue but a smart warehouse also.
If Amazone bought a company which created picking robots, Alibaba invested into Chinese developer $14 million for robots. Besides that, $16 billion paid for automation strategy. Inside Alibaba, robots do 70% of the work. Each robot can carry up to 500 kilograms, delivery to every shelf in a warehouse. Its have special sensors to avoid colliding with each other and they can be summoned by using wifi. A 5-minute charge can power for 4-5 hours. (Source: Asian robotics review, published on April 2017)
Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 by 18 people led by Jack Ma who is in top 20 Billionaires all over the world in (analyst from Forbes published on 14/03/2018). Basically, Alibaba enables to transform the way they market, sell and operate. It provides the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses to leverage the power of the Internet to engage with their users and customers. Their businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, innovation initiatives and others.
Albeit Alibaba was born 5 years after Amazone, in 2017, Amazon is up to 30% this while Alibaba’s stock has nearly doubled as both companies race to $500 billion in value in 2017 (Data from CNBC published 3:35 pm ET on Fri 1, Sep 2017). It indicates the gradually develop the business. Moreover, it’s located in China With 560 million Internet users spending 20 hours a week online, China is by far the largest Internet market in the world-twice the size of the U.S. market (A short comparison between Alibaba and Amazon)
These videos will show more about how robots work in Alibaba’s warehouse.In overall, I would say that for retailers in recently e-commercial, one the most important thing is a warehouse where keep most of the revenue for the business. There are should be privileged for every company wants to succeed with logistics.