Supply Chain Collaboration and Supplier Development in Chinese E-commerce Industry: a case study of JD.com

Zhu, Yilin (2016) Supply Chain Collaboration and Supplier Development in Chinese E-commerce Industry: a case study of JD.com. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Abstract

Due to the fact that supply chain collaboration (SCC) can achieve synergies and superior performance, it has become the trend of supply chain development and the goal for many companies. Especially, in the last 30 years, e-commerce has grown in popularity, its supply chain also tends to collaboration. Hence, the purpose of this dissertation is to analyze JD.com, the biggest direct sales e-commerce company in China, as a case study to research its supply chain collaboration condition and supplier management. There are six chapters to introduce and illustrate the supply chain collaboration of JD.com. This case will focus on what is JD.com operation model and its collaboration model? How does JD.com collaborate with their main and minor suppliers? Through collaborating, what benefits did JD.com and collaborating suppliers gain? What can we learn from JD.com SSC and supplier development? This paper concludes that there exist some issues in JD.com’s current supply chain collaboration and that SCC is not widely applied. Actually, all those existing problems are resulted from the immature development of e-commerce in China. Thereby, together with some knowledge background in literature review, we are offering some suggestions with regards to the current condition of JD.com to help them improve.

Key words: supply chain collaboration; e-commerce; suppliers collaboration; information sharing; JD.com

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: ZHU, Yilin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 03:31
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/36438

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