Smart supply chains sustain China’s anti-epidemic fight, work resumption

Xinhua News Agency | Mar 27, 2020 at 7:20 AM

BEIJING, March 27 (Xinhua) -- China's new-generation smart supply chain has been sustaining the anti-epidemic fight and work resumption, the Science and Technology Daily reported Friday.

The artificial intelligence (AI) open innovative platform of the smart supply chain is playing its role thanks to the joint efforts of government authorities and enterprises, said Zhou Bowen, president of JD Cloud&AI and JD Group Technology Committee.

Variants of the emerging smart supply chains quickly showed the power of AI and other innovative digital technologies, thanks to the country's persistent efforts in boosting the sectors.

Last August, China's Ministry of Science and Technology announced a list of national AI open innovative platforms, including the smart supply chain which is backed by the Chinese tech giant and online retailer JD.com.

After the outbreak of COVID-19, governments and medical institutions saw surging demand for precise information matching and fast supply.

According to Zhou, they quickly introduced the "emergency resource information publishing and match platform" based on the smart supply chain platform on Jan. 29.

"On Feb. 11, JD.com and the China Academy of Industrial Internet jointly introduced the national industrial big data public service platform on supplies for the epidemic prevention and control works," he said.

To date, the "emergency resource information publishing and match platform" has generated more than 15,000 users, and provided 660 million items of supplies to 600 government institutions and 500 medical institutions across the country.