Information on what can be brought to the logistics enterprise, believe that the logistics people want to know the answer. Generally speaking, the reduction of cost, the improvement of core competitiveness, and the patency of the process are the most common benefits. However, due to the logistics enterprise itself, relying on the industry, information technology, corporate governance structure, entrepreneurial ability and other factors, the information can be brought to the interests of the logistics enterprises vary from business to business ".
The lower the cost of logistics
Whether enterprise logistics or logistics enterprises, how to optimize their logistics resources, how to implement the management and decision-making, in order to use the minimum cost to bring the greatest benefits, is one of the most important issues facing. Different from other systems, logistics systems, a large amount of information not only with time fluctuations, but also depends on the weather and economic conditions, is not stable.
Therefore, logistics management and decision making and activities need to be analyzed in real time, and in the shortest time, the best implementation scheme is given. Such as distribution, packing, transportation resources use, transportation route choice, work plan, the arrangement of personnel, inventory number of decision-making, demand and cost forecasting, system control and so on, all need to optimize or intelligent planning.
In the logistics information management system, the use of intelligent planning theory and methods, to achieve the optimization of management and decision-making, intelligent, can be the most reasonable use of limited resources, to minimize the consumption, and achieve the maximum economic benefits. According to the data, in 2006 China's total social logistics costs accounted for about 18.3% of GDP, in 2006 GDP calculation, in 2006 China's total social logistics costs of 3.8 yuan, if the logistics cost of our country is reduced by 38300000000 yuan every year, so this aspect of space and the potential is huge.
In the world, many advanced logistics enterprise management system, the application of modern science and technology and mathematical methods and means, the use of mathematical models and mathematical tools for enterprise logistics activities to make decisions, forecast and control, and then realize the real effective scientific management. Through the introduction of a variety of optimization model and advanced logistics management system in vehicle stowage and transportation route optimization, storage optimization aspects have very good application, bring economic benefits directly to customers.
For example, in the vehicle routing optimization, the statistics show that the reasonable arrangement of the vehicle routing can help users to use the original 60%-70% resources (vehicle, human) to complete the original work. Therefore, the logistics information technology can bring the greatest benefits with the minimum cost.
To promote the optimization of the logistics process
The direct result of the logistics information is the information flow, the information flow in time and accurate, and the rapid flow of information is directly related to the work flow of the logistics process. For example, for a vendor, to achieve rapid delivery, may take two ways, one is in the local sales office to accumulate a week's orders, will be sent to the regional office, on the basis of processing orders, the order is assigned to the distribution warehouse, and then through the air;
Two is through the slow water transport, the two are compared, the former is not much significance, and the latter may be achieved in the lower total cost even faster full delivery, thus, the key to the logistics information system is to balance the various components of the logistics system, which also determines that we must restructure the logistics process. For example, WAL-MART cooperation with suppliers, establish a rapid replenishment system.
As we know, the business process of a regular retailer and supplier is generally as follows: the retailer's sales, which is found to be at the lowest point, is the most common way to sell to the supplier, the supplier and the retailer. But WAL-MART has taken a different approach, based on the computer and network technology. WAL-MART for a supplier of daily sales data, not only to their own headquarters, but through the RETAILLINK software package, the use of the Internet, sent to the supplier's computer system.
In this way, the supplier of its commodity sales data is no longer 1 months later to know. From this, it can be seen that the logistics information is the inevitable requirement of logistics process reengineering. But the reorganization of the logistics process is not the overall negation of the original logistics system, but the logistics system to further sublimation, so that the logistics more reasonable, efficient, modern, so that logistics time, space, more extended.
- speed up the logistics standardization
It is estimated that if there is a reference standard, the current information system development costs can be reduced by 80%, the cost of each system can also be reduced by more than half, thereby avoiding a large number of low level repeat development and construction costs. In 2002 by the China Federation of logistics and purchasing, logistics and procurement of information technology excellence case and experience exchange conference, there are 10 companies in the logistics and procurement information technology is rated as an excellent case. One of the common features of these outstanding cases is that they have made different attempts in the standardization construction, and have achieved positive results. Therefore, logistics information technology to promote the standardization of logistics.
At present, there are three aspects of modern logistics standardization based on information technology and modern network technology. One is the standardization of business processes, the two is the information flow standardization, and the three is the standard of file format. Enterprise