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Is Your Supply Chain a Smart Supply Chain?

What is Smart Supply Chain?

New technological innovations and tools such as the Internet, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and big data, once integrated into industrial supply chain management, not only solve the problems of traditional supply chains, but also further create a highly intelligent and serviced supply chain system, intelligent supply chains. Smart supply chain is different from the traditional supply chain, on the basis of which information technology is combined to build an integrated system for the supply chain of enterprises, in order to facilitate the realization of intelligent, digital, networked and automated enterprises. Smart supply chain is driven by consumer demand, technology penetration is strong, pay more attention to information sharing and interaction with customers and suppliers. From the micro level, the intelligent supply chain with the help of information technology means to optimize the supply chain business process, is conducive to improve the market response speed, reduce the cost of enterprises, is conducive to the supply chain to become transparent, flexible and agile, the ability to collaborate between departments to strengthen, is conducive to enterprises to establish their core competitiveness. Smart supply chain is an important grasper to promote supply-side structural reform, which is conducive to reducing cost efficiency, better connecting production and consumption, and promoting supply and demand matching and consumption upgrading. In October 2017, the General Office of the State Council issued the Guidance on Promoting Supply Chain Innovation and Application, which states that by 2020, we will build a smart supply chain system covering key industries in China and cultivate about 100 leading global supply chain enterprises. Promoting the innovation and application of intelligent supply chain has become an important part of promoting supply-side structural reform and cultivating new economic growth points. Logistics and the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing issued the China Smart Logistics 2025 "Blue Book" - "China Smart Logistics 2025 Application Outlook", the Blue Book pointed out that in 2016 logistics data, logistics cloud, logistics technical services market size of more than 200 billion yuan, it is expected that by 2025, China's smart logistics services market size will exceed trillion.

Intelligent procurement development is unstoppable

The Report on the Development of E-Commerce Procurement of Chinese Enterprises (2017) points out that in 2017, China's enterprises have reached 100 billion yuan in e-commerce procurement of consumer-oriented general-purpose products, and the volume of online transactions of such products and services by enterprises increased by more than 70% YoY, making it the fastest growing segment of the B2B e-commerce market. At the same time, China's enterprises in this category of e-commerce procurement ratio has reached the overall procurement scale of 20%. E-commerce procurement is unstoppable. The extreme pursuit of e-commerce procurement has given birth to intelligent procurement, and the development of technology has made the application process of smart procurement more and more clear. According to the China Enterprise e-commerce procurement development report (2017), half of China's enterprises have carried out e-commerce procurement, about 14.5 million. Of these, manufacturing enterprises accounted for the largest proportion, already more than 40%, and the financial, transportation and tobacco industries were the most powerful, with significant growth in 2017. At present, the procurement of consumer-oriented general-purpose products and services mainly focuses on the daily office, travel conference, employee welfare, marketing activities and other applications, especially including information technology, including the highest degree of e-commerce procurement of daily office applications. Intelligent procurement through the application of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotic process automation and cloud collaboration network and other technologies to create predictable strategic source, automated procurement execution and forward-looking supplier management, so as to achieve cost-effectiveness, significantly reduce compliance risk, the procurement department into a new value creation center for enterprises. At present, the e-commerce platform for enterprises to provide consumer-oriented general products is divided into three main categories: First, comprehensive B2C e-commerce website enterprise procurement channels, such as, Suning enterprise purchase, Tmall enterprise purchase, etc.; Trade-oriented enterprises procurement platform, such as 1688 large enterprise procurement platform, HC famous enterprise procurement platform, Qi heart network, sunshine printing network, etc. ; Haier enterprise purchase and so on. With the further application of e-commerce procurement, enterprises have produced more and more extreme demand for e-commerce procurement, and promoted the docking of e-commerce platform and internal information platform. In the supply and marketing relationship with enterprises at the same time, e-commerce platform using artificial intelligence, big data and other new technologies into the enterprise's supply, marketing, mining links, the momentum of the modern intelligent supply chain is beginning to emerge. Digital technology means are driving enterprise procurement behavior more and more intelligent, intelligent, intelligent enterprise procurement era is coming.

Small Summary

With the enhancement of science and technology, the future supply chain is also moving towards the direction of wisdom, enterprises with the help of intelligent supply chain, can better manage. The development of smart supply chain, the future can be expected.

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