Published March 16, 2017
As the sixth largest e-retailer in China, this company’s products range from an Internet portal and games, to social networking and e-commerce. It is owned by the largest software company in China.
In order to compete in China’s highly time-sensitive e-commerce market, the company needed to improve its order fulfillment capability and improve logistics speed. There were expectations of a 20-fold increase in daily orders over the next three years and limited land supply around the metropolitan areas the company was targeting. It needed to maximize the use of storage space for an increasing number of stock-keeping units (SKUs).
|Tompkins International’s Role|
Tompkins provided high level design and economic analysis of three alternatives, each with varying levels of automation for its new Shanghai fulfillment center. The designs were developed to leverage the new fulfillment and delivery capability as a platform for usage by its other e-commerce businesses.