IPO to spur on JD.com in the race to build an effective distribution network in China

Recently our News Editor Michael Clover wrote this piece which appeared as part of Ti’s free Logistics Briefing service. The briefing was part of the weekly Asia Pacific update covering the latest logistics industry developments throughout the region, and takes a look at the development of JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce website, and its plan to…

Last Mile Innovation?

e-commerce has caused a lot of disruption over the last decade, and it’s easy to overlook the massive changes e-commerce has brought about in the final mile of the supply chain. With online shopping allowing us to shop on our own terms, it seems we (or I, at least) have also come to expect delivery…

Chinese New Year and Great Volume Drop

Sometimes even hyperbole struggles to overstate the importance of China to things like manufacturing and the entire global economy. In an oddly counter-intuitive way, though, this also makes it easier to take all the activities that are a part of China’s economy for granted – and to forget it’s an ancient and culturally rich nation,…