Yili eyes digital transformation, allying with JD


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Wang Peinuan (left), executive vice president of JD, and Liu Chunxi (right), vice president of Yili Group, sign a cooperation agreement, Oct 22. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co, based in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, plans to further promote digital transformation and upgrading, signing a cooperation agreement with domestic e-commerce giant JD on Oct 22.

In addition to building a national-level supply chain artificial intelligence demonstration application platform, the two parties will jointly promote strategic cooperation in dairy retail, logistics, and digital technology.

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Yili's smart factory has realized unmanned and intelligent management and control, and guarantees the highest possible quality for its products. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Yili and JD have a long history of cooperation. As early as 2017, the two companies carried out in-depth cooperation to realize the integration and development of traditional enterprises and the digital economy.

Yili has always been reliant on the internet and the use of advanced technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence to create new business models and bring more benefits and convenience to consumers around the globe.

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An unmanned logistics warehouse owned by JD [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Yili has continuously improved the digital level of the entire industrial chain through an operating system of full chain coverage, full scene penetration, full interaction, and full category sharing.

It has built a smart factory with an automated production line that seamlessly integrates smart boxing robots, palletizing robots, and winding robots, greatly improving production efficiency.

In addition, it has integrated information provided by more than 5 million sales terminals, 1 billion consumers and a large number of partners to build a big data radar platform to accurately understand consumer needs and continuously optimize products.

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A JD Logistics robotic arm [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]