WUXI, China — Located in Cainiao’s Future Park logistics complex in Wuxi, China, take a close look at how the warehouse uses 700 robots to streamline and speed up the order-fulfillment process.
Cainiao recently opened the biggest automated warehouse in China, in the eastern city of Wuxi. It is part of the company’s first Future Park, a logistics complex run by Internet of Things applications, big data, edge computing and artificial intelligence to boost efficiencies in the shipping process.
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There is also the Sky Eye Program, a cloud-based, video-monitoring system that will be used by Cainiao’s logistics partners for this year’s 11.11. Leveraging Computer Vision Technology and algorithms, Sky Eye monitors warehouse operations to look for kinks in the logistics process and sends updates to workers so that they can be fixed in real time.
In addition, Cainiao has partnered with 15 major Chinese express-courier companies to crunch logistics data so that manpower and transportation are used more efficiently in the 200,000 delivery stations being used for to support 11.11. The data also helps to maximize the use of resources, avoid bottlenecks and management of locally held inventories.