Technology empowerment opens a new round of competition in the logistics industry

Recently, the reporter learned in the "Technology Empowerment and Innovation Futures - GIIS 2019 Logistics Industry Innovation Summit" that technological innovation is opening a new round of logistics competition. The new logistics competition is the ability of cross-border integration and big data algorithms. The industry believes that in the era of technology empowerment, big data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, supply chain, etc. will become the key points for the transformation of the entire industry. In the next ten years, logistics enterprises that build technological strategies will form a comprehensive logistics industry cluster with large regional and even international competitiveness.

The logistics industry has gone through the period of scale growth. In the second half of the competition, it will pay more attention to efficiency optimization and service upgrade, both of which are closely related to technology. The industry believes that 2018 is a "visible" logistics technology year, and in 2019 the logistics industry turned to the "invisible" higher-level big data and supply chain stage.

With the continuous injection of technology, enterprises have gradually realized that big data and supply chain have become the core of logistics industry to reduce costs and increase efficiency and enhance customer experience, and they have accelerated into the track. Under the circumstance of logistics technology, big data and supply chain have become the "new blue sea" of the logistics market.

Yu Yu, vice president of Yiou Company and dean of the Yiou Think Tank Research Institute, said that only when the business layer can control the high-quality, high-granularity data of the business, can the value of these data be finally applied to the decision-making and business of logistics enterprises. Different links.

Fang Dianjun, chief scientist of the Fraunhofer Institute for Logistics in Germany, believes that logistics should be customer-oriented, because logistics is a horizontal service throughout the entire industrial process. From the top of the supply chain, through the factory, and finally to the customer, the entire process has logistics technology support.

Driven by data, the entire logistics industry is showing new blueprints. The invisible data behind the logistics industry enables logistics companies to quickly customize efficient and reasonable logistics distribution solutions, determine the transportation and transportation routes, and implement monitoring, improve logistics distribution efficiency, and reduce logistics and distribution costs.

Li Zhihao, vice president, solution and innovation leader of SF DHL, believes that there are three digital progress processes, digital, visual and intelligent. There are three important points in data utilization, namely, data connection and integration in different channels, cleaning data, and presenting data to customers in a simple and clear manner.

Wang Yongjun, chairman of Aneng Logistics, believes that there are four levels of digitalization of logistics. First, data on customers, venues, light and heavy goods, seasons, prices, etc., determine logistics efficiency, determine whether the core data can be scaled; second, node design , network planning, network optimization data; third is the operation of KPIs, reports, punctuality rate, traditional ERP statistics report data; fourth is the public attribute data. The first one occupies the most core value in the value of the entire operational efficiency.

The insiders also pointed out that the efficiency reduction by data is only the first step. The ultimate goal is to increase the supply chain construction, realize the coordinated development of upstream and downstream industries, and form a virtuous circle of ecological circles.

Jiajia Road Freight, vice president of China Jiaoxing Road, proposed that the vehicle networking technology can promote the ecological transformation of road freight transportation, and use the Internet of Vehicles as the basis to change and improve with “+ logistics”, “+ insurance” and “+ finance”. Road freight ecology. The management sublimation of the supply chain is centered around the balance of inventory holding costs, the entire customer experience, and operating costs.

Zhang Genyun, chief planner of Jingdong Logistics, believes that the development trend of the supply chain is summarized in two words: up and down and short chain. The upper limit is: the degree of emphasis, the value-added chain, the rise of the industrial belt and the consumer's lower touch; the short-chain refers to the direct, total-to-total, omnichannel, and pre-stock. Although the supply chain development of different industries shows different styles in different fields of concern, in the final analysis, the core elements are always inseparable, that is, the users and consumers of the terminal.

Under the capital blessing, logistics development has also seen new trends. Wang Rui, Managing Director of Ocean Capital, pointed out investment opportunities in the B2B supply chain industry. He believes that, first of all, the structural capacity of the industry is surplus. The upstream needs to expand more channels to sell goods. The intermediate links need to reduce costs and increase efficiency and strengthen inventory turnover. This situation is conducive to the emerging B2B platform, grabbing more atmosphere from the old channel distribution system. Second, downstream demand changes the upstream supply chain, and the downstream will develop in a diversified direction. Orders will appear in small batches, multiple batches, and then immediate supply, flexible management, flexible supply and personalized supply. Third, the infrastructure is increasingly perfect, high standard warehouse, highway, 5G and so on. Fourth, capital push. The direction of supply chain investment will continue to focus on innovative business models that deliver goods.

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