It remains impressive that an order placed at midnight arrives early next morning at your door.
How could it be so fast?
The answer was made clear in the finals of the third China Express Logistics Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition which was themed with New Mission in the New Smart Manufacturing.
On Nov.15th, a total of 12 projects made their finals in Hangzhou's Tonglu, home to the nation's logistics industry. For many Chinese, Tonglu is associated with China's four giant logistics providers YTO, STO, ZTO and Yunda Express, which account for over 50% domestic market share, as their starting place.
In addition to the start-up projects that have made revenues, the competition looked into the high-end talents who may innovatively contribute to delivery industry and into smart manufacturing and digitization of the industry.
Manba Intelligent Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd was crowned the first with its electric rollers that save 50% of energy consumption in transportation. New smart manufacturing projects such as mobile robots, high-speed and high-definition 3D vision system, and the 5G communication chips were unveiled with prizes as solutions to the IoT energy consumption.
A discussion on how to distribute parcels to every village and how to apply high-tech to the cold chain logistics was carried out on the same day, along with a solution search seeking to improve the satisfaction of deliverymen, which can be pivotal in the whole shipping process.