Optimizing the Express Delivery Plan in an Online Shopping Festival

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Overview: The Double-11 shopping festival in China (similar to Black Friday in US) results in a huge number of packages every year, leaving a big challenge and pressure to the express delivery industry during that period. Unlike Amazon having storehouses almost in every city, the sellers in China are concentrated in Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone and Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, while their customers are throughout the country. It is necessary to make a better express delivery plan to improve the delivery efficiency and release the couriers’ pressure.

Geographers at Work: Analyzing the sales of products in different places from data of previous years. Increasing shipping warehouses in some cities of intensive shopping history. Optimizing the shipping schedule and adjusting shipping paths.

Skills: GIS, data analysis, logistics, managing.