Supply chain is the core of key enterprises, as early as 2016, the People’s Daily has written that “to revive the real economy, let industry do have a future, making money, it is necessary to intelligent manufacturing, but also down to earth, high-quality products and services” . In the “Made in China 2025” and in the Industry 4.0 concept to promote, China’s supply chain industry to the smart, green and efficient transformation and upgrading of motivation is quite substantial, but the current transformation of the supply chain industry more than a “fragmented”, from their own the small system, small field of view, but in order to achieve supply chain industry also need to change the depth of the supply chain, multi-person collaboration from the perspective of the supply chain point of view, great effort of reform.
Today, the supply chain is no longer a fresh topic , enterprise supply chain analysis and interpretation of the concept of competition in the supply chain have a certain understanding. Many industry insiders pointed out that China’s manufacturing industry with special emphasis on “supply chain integration” and “supply chain collaboration.” The so-called supply chain integration, is the traditional management functions for a single enterprise, between various enterprises to expand the entire supply chain, strategic integrated systems to improve the efficiency of the entire supply chain and including all of the company. With the rapid development of information technology, the Internet, etc., to efficient supply chain integration and collaboration brings a strong technical support, allows manufacturing companies suddenly found that improving efficiency in the supply chain level with many possibilities and great room, while supply chain toward intelligent systems is one of the necessary conditions for efficient integration of the supply chain. What counts as intelligent supply chain system supply chain? When the supply chain, hit the “Intelligent Manufacturing”, “Internet +” and other hot concept, manufacturing industry supply chain system transmutation what will happen? We may change the industry from the prying eyes out of two. Intelligent Manufacturing and Supply Chain, gradually clear concept comes to “smart” word, people’s understanding of intelligence is a gradually deepening process. Early consider equivalent to the intelligent automation. Then with the development of technology to produce computer microchips, there have been some new intelligent products, such as shoot cameras, smart washing machines, they can get information from the field, and replace people make judgments and choices, not just the process automation, people think that this kind of product is “smart”. And now the “smart” has evolved into an integrated system refers to financial automation, electronic, network in one, simply, is “Automation + information.” CurrentlyMany advanced modern supply chain system already has the information technology, digital, networked, integrated, intelligent, flexible, agile, visualization, automation and other advanced technical features. Many supply chain systems and networks using the latest infrared, laser, radio, encoding, recognition site, automatic identification, positioning, non-contact feeder, fiber, large data, a sensor, RFID, wireless sensor networks, satellite positioning and other high new technologies such optical, mechanical, electrical and information technology in one integrated application supply chain system, is embodied in the supply chain business intelligence applications. Intelligent modern supply chain has become an important direction of supply chain development. Intelligent decision-making methods to improve intelligence and automation of modern supply chain systems, and ultimately rapid response, on time delivery of quality services, led the improvement of the economic benefits of modern supply chain distribution industry is the development of modern supply chain business purposes. Intelligence is the application of high-level supply chain automation, information technology, supply chain operations it emphasizes the use of artificial intelligence technology to solve a large number of related logistics and decision-making needs. Although the traditional purpose of intelligent supply chain and supply chain operations are done handling the material, but the characteristics of the operation has resulted in significant differences: (1) traditional supply chain provides only a simple displacement, intelligent supply chain is able to provide more value-added service; (2) the traditional supply chain is a passive service, intelligent supply chain is active service; (3) the traditional supply chain implementation of artificial control, intelligent supply chain implementation of information management; (4) the traditional supply chain is a single link management, intelligent supply chain is to optimize the overall system. To create intelligent supply chain, manufacturing in the manufacturing sector, the most fiery of the concept of industrial enterprises internally and externally is 4.0, intelligent manufacturing. So in the end manufacturing industry is 4.0 times what? Intelligent manufacturing and supply chain what does it matter? Industry 4.0 The concept originated in Germany, chief scientist of China Housing rd Runner, Dr. German Institute for Supply Chain has been a concise explanation of related concepts, he said: “Industry 4.0” is the mobile Internet, networking and large data such as a new generation of information technology to drive to the actual situation fusion system (CPS) based on integration of mechanical, electrical, automation, information and communication technologies and business management processes through the depth, made to achieve the evolution of intelligence. Compared to “Industry 3.0”, “Industry 4.0” more automation and intelligence to achieve low consumption, low energy consumption in the case of greatly improve production efficiency and qualityLow-cost and personalized mass customization. Industry 4.0 includes three main themes: one is “smart factory”, focusing on intelligent production systems and processes, as well as a distributed network of production facilities; the second is “intelligent production”, the main production and research across the enterprise supply chain management, human-computer interaction and application of 3D technology in industrial processes, etc.; third is the “smart logistics”, mainly through the traditional Internet, networking, and networking services, integrated supply chain resources and give full play to the efficiency of existing logistics resources, while the demand side you can quickly get matching service, get smarter supply chain support. Thus, intelligent logistics is an important part of intelligent manufacturing indispensable. For manufacturing enterprises, the construction of the supply chain can be divided into internal and external two parts: internal supply chain is associated with the production process and the process Copyright Control Engineering , called production supply chain; external supply chain is related to the whole industry chain (supply chain) operations, such as for the upstream business procurement of raw materials and parts, shipping and other downstream customers for the product. Manufacturers of the production process requires not only production equipment, production technology, as well as production and supply chain organization. Production and supply chain has become an important manufacturing sectors of activity. Production and supply chain comprises a supply chain forms of various materials, such as raw materials supply chain, parts supply chain, in the production of semi-finished product supply chain and the like. Furthermore, production and supply chain also including a transfer container, pack, or the like tools. In short, the production and supply chain is a relatively tight and complicated process. Manufacturing is divided into continuous manufacturing and discrete manufacturing. Continuous manufacturing is continually adding a raw material formulation, and through a chemical reaction and a continuous supply chain process, the final output for the finished product and the finished product dispensing and packaging process. Continuous supply chain manufacturing need to collect data from a variety of instrumentation production line, to determine changes in the supply chain (object) form. And discrete manufacturing involves the assembly of the various parts, relatively continuous supply chain manufacturing process may be more complicated. Discrete manufacturing, if some parts supply is not on, it will lead to the production process is interrupted; if there is a problem of parts, assembling the finished product is defective. Whether continuous or discrete manufacturing manufacturing, to better organize production, it is necessary for the production and supply chain for accurate control, which require precision manufacturing supply chain organization to support the successful completion of the production process. For the systemExternal supply chain manufacturing enterprises, the upstream raw materials and components lean supply chain and distribution organization is to build lean supply chain, an important prerequisite for the completion of lean production. As the manufacturing sector continued to refine the division of labor, more and more industrial products shall be many enterprises to participate in production, and even the formation of a global division of labor in the production system to produce essentially a “global” products. Therefore we can say, a lot of producers is no longer a single company but by many enterprises constitute a “supply chain system.” This requires the supply chain “chain master” of the enterprise supply chain operations throughout the chain out and control. Supply chain collaboration requires that all members of the supply chain for a common goal, to achieve synergy in procurement management, production, sales, supply chain, research and development, finance and so on. Due to the uncertainty of customer demand, market volatility, members of the supply chain to do the procurement, we need to predict demand before production decisions can lead to inaccurate forecasting inventories increased, a serious shortage and decline in customer satisfaction. So, the core business will generally be shared with the upstream and downstream enterprises, including forecasts, orders, inventory, including the information to improve the accuracy of forecasting, planning and replenishment at the same time to collaborate with upstream and downstream businesses. External supply chain manufacturing enterprises also include finished goods supply chain, namely the delivery of the finished part of the supply chain services. The ability to deliver the finished product is a concentrated expression of the core competitiveness of manufacturing enterprises. Finished product delivery capabilities, in addition to the factors affected the product design, manufacturing processes, production processes, but also affected the supply chain. Finished product delivery process means starting from a library of links to shipping, through the middle of the supply chain, delivering goods to the customer directly to the hands of time and allow customers to sign up. Today, this part of increasing attention, because this is the only part of the supply chain is in contact with end customers (including distributors or consumers), the merits of this part of the level of operational efficiency and service levels directly affect customer satisfaction. In short, an excellent finished product supply chain operations, a great help to improve the manufacturing enterprise customer stickiness and improve the competitiveness of enterprises. Manufacturing demand and stimulate supply chain technology manufacturing to update with the upgrading and development of intelligent manufacturing , requires manufacturers to supply chain systems have become increasingly demanding, mainly reflected in: on the one hand more precise control of the information supply chain operations professionals called the “transparency” requirements; on the other hand, also requested the supply chain management services to reduce costs and facilitation, Which necessarily requires a higher quality of supply chain outsourcing services. Manufacturers to meet this demand supply chain, companies can not do without the service and technical support, the company involved here can be roughly divided into two categories: help build enterprise supply chain system and the specific implementation of supply chain operations services business. Help build the supply chain companies, including supply chain systems integrator, provider of supply chain software, supply chain equipment manufacturers. Specific implementation of supply chain services companies, including third-party and fourth-party supply chain enterprise supply chain platform. The level of the entire supply chain from the point of view, enhance the level of information supply chain is a necessary condition to promote supply chain management, but also to meet the technical foundation for enterprise manufacturing supply chain more precise control of. With many years of market development, ERP has become a standard in many enterprises has become an important business support system of supply chain management. However, traditional ERP systems typically support major procurement, production, sales, warehousing and other sectors, support for transportation management module system is relatively weak, most companies can not see the goods in transit information system. Due to the complexity of the supply chain, supply chain visualization technology capable of data transfer products in the supply chain link generated in the collection, processing, and transmitting Copyright Control Engineering , it is possible to effectively help manufacturers make rapid response and decision-making. Therefore, to enhance supply chain visibility technology and combined with TMS systems, manufacturers increasingly attention. In response to the various costs (especially labor costs) are rising, manufacturers have a huge demand for intelligent supply chain equipment, which facilitates the supply chain equipment and research and development enterprises to introduce more advanced technology products. From the supply chain equipment exhibition last two years, we found that more and more companies began to supply chain introduced various types of automation equipment, intelligent equipment, including automated three-dimensional library, automated sorting system, intelligent supply chain robots. Manufacturing enterprises to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs, supply chain outsourcing is inevitable. Supply chain outsourcing usually involves the supply chain service provider for problem management. For the supply chain service providers, information technology has become the basic requirements of the manufacturing enterprise customers. Good supply chain service provider is not good, appear wrangling, disputes between each other much more than a case, every response and implementation of supply chain tasks is timely, as the customer’s manufacturing enterprises are no longer with the subjective experience and judgment, and more rely more on big data system generated objective pointsAnalysis. With the implementation of supply chain service providers performance of big data, you can analyze which aspects of the implementation prone to problems, the need to strengthen management; know which vendor’s service better or worse, in order to develop a more targeted supplier management policies; know how to guide suppliers to improve business efficiency and supply chain services. From the fourth party supply chain perspective, there are two obvious trends: First, more and more companies start offering SaaS platform services product information. The company has pioneered community-based “SaaS platform + Mobile APP” mode, shippers, third-party supply chain companies, transportation companies, drivers and consignees seamless interconnection, the formation of a modern transport business based on core processes, balanced, win-win network, to create value for customers. Second, more and more involved in the supply chain financial services platform, which can reduce supply chain operating costs of the customer’s business to some extent. In any case CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , a new era has arrived manufacturing industry. Industry 4.0 and “Made in China 2025” in reference to build digital factory, intelligent factory, only realized the information, data and intelligent supply chain system, can be regarded as intelligent digital factory and factory. Therefore, the construction of a high degree of information, data and intelligent supply chain system to become the inevitable choice of the development of manufacturing enterprises to upgrade.