The Covid virus was first detected in China, and it was also the first country to suffer the adversity of the pandemic. Even so, China still managed to boost its economy during its many months of lockdown.
Chinese exports are as high as ever, as their production continued throughout the pandemic. So, have you ever wondered how the Chinese factories that produce millions of products every day, maintain all of their logistics systems and processes?
You may have heard how China, a very large nation frequently facing large scale emergencies and events, has learnt how to quickly recover from natural calamities within a day! Even when the roads and bridges have been torn apart, the Chinese government recovers promptly. This is due to Chinese proactiveness and foresightedness. China doesn’t wait for things to happen; instead, they make plans and contingency plans, finding new ways to overcome all challenges. It must be intriguing to know what the Chinese, the country with the highest GDP, has in store to improve its supply chain.
Integrating Technology of the Future
When the rest of the world is still struggling to integrate simple technologies like transport and warehouse management system’s and automation, China has its eye on advanced technologies.
3-D Product Design
China knows its strength in production and also has found a significant flaw in the contractual production industry, “making samples.” Every customer needs to check a sample before they put in for their final order. Now, the manufacturer has to factor in the price of samples within the total order amount. Not only that, it is inefficient for factories to produce just a sample when it can utilize their full power on clearing other complete orders.
Nowadays, many Chinese suppliers have started using 3-D design. With the help of computers, they make digital prototypes and share them with clients. The technology has advanced so much that the models can replicate the texture, the appearance of fabric and even accurately show stretches, drape, and how it would hang from the body.
The impact of Covid-19 helped further investing in this technology as sending samples is not as easy as before due to limited transportation. Clearly, 3D product technology is a huge advancement in the supply chain that will continue to revolutionize the industry.
Trade fairs have taken on a whole new dimension with the power of VR technology. Similarly, by combining VR with 3-D product design, Chinese suppliers allow clients to interact virtually with products in real-time. Clients, employers, and employees can interact with each other more accurately via VR avatars. Clients can also check out multiple vendors, product samples, and designs while sitting at the home country’s comfort, changing the face of the supply chain like never before.
China has long been using analytics to improve its operations. Now, they have taken it a step further by utilizing the power of Artificial Intelligence. Analytics, AI, and Cloud Computing all allow companies to fully automate specific tasks, including last-mile deliveries. Yes, many Chinese companies are now testing automated drone driven last-mile delivery. With AI, the Chinese supply chain has become more dynamic, efficient, and flexible.
Digitalizing has already become a thing of the past. In this fast-paced world, if you wish to keep up and stand your ground, then you must be on the lookout for advanced, novel technologies. Smart, automated warehouses, delivery, and cloud computing with AI integration is now becoming the norm.