As the early founder of historiography, sociology, economics, and demography, Ibn Khaldûn was an eminent sociologist, philosopher, and historian. He took into consideration sociological effects on society as whole, cataloging impacts on merchants and markets in an era four millennia before Adam Smith was even born.
Khaldûn's execution strategy centers around two key operational concepts and a theory of Ibn Khaldûn to achieve a 45 minute delivery standard; mobility innovation; and redevelopment of a landmark building once at the heart of a metropolitan economy.
A majority of the innovation of the past half-century has taken place on the coasts of the United States, with the central corridor largely been ignored. We believe our business model which supports local and regional enterprises can transform the rust belt to the gold belt, bringing much needed opportunities to the American Heartland. As Khaldûn pointed out, "Businesses owned by responsible and organized merchants shall eventually surpass those owned by wealthy rulers."
delivering any set of goods in under one hour as a standard is a macroeconomic problem
Khaldûn will use vertical redevelopment as the core of its distribution model. As urban cores age, some of it's iconic landmarks which once soared in the sky as a symbol of prosperity are left in the shadows of new modern glass lined towers. These properties were designed and engineered to last centuries, but lacked the appeal for REIT's and other investors. Khaldûn will use these properties as a base of operations for its platform in each market. This investment leverages the portfolio companies and the intellectual property to make these properties financially viable once again.
The focus on mobility is two-fold. First, the use of robots in vertical warehouses and the second, on the final mile. Mobility thus far has been accomplished by pools of crowd sourced drivers, and sometimes in aging non-maintained vehicles. Those big vans delivering packages and having packages thrown on the front porch works, but there are two big problems. First, the outsourced driver; underpaid, under high amounts of pressure and under little incentive to perform. The second issue is the number of "touches". More touches equate to more chances for error. As such, Khaldûn will leverage autonomous delivery vehicles in development, proven robotic hardware, while developing it's own proprietary software and routing designs.
The platform technology is what underpins Khaldûn shopper momentum, loyalty and product delivery. The technology platform will include e-commerce, final mile routing (road & air), US Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance with FAA and IHSHA agencies, warehouse management, payments clearing, resource management, and retail banking services.
Unlike the omni-channel oligarchs who control the e-commerce markets, Khaldûn follows in the namesake of supporting the "local merchant". Accordingly, Khaldun is looking to invest in small premium labels as a minority partner. A belief that investing in new and existing consumer labels allows small businesses to thrive while maintaining control of their own business. This type of investment drives product innovation, which benefits society as a whole.
Investment in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering is function that will support the Khaldûn operational thesis. Robotics & process take place within the real estate holdings, while mobility moves the products flowing through these critical assets. Mobility will be the key technology that moves products inbound and will be executed through final mile. This set of system dynamics requires synchronization to levels previously achieved, but never executed prior to Khaldûn.