Port logistics is the most important application part of RFID
in the office of the China RFID industry alliance, this print as promised interviewed ouyangyu, Secretary General of the China RFID industry alliance. He had a white paper on China's radio frequency identification (RFID) technology policy (hereinafter referred to as the white paper) handy, and what was being revised on the computer was a report on the development plan of Dalian RFID industry. Ouyangyu said that in this report, port logistics is the most important application part of RFID. Building competitiveness with new technologies
it is generally believed that the logistics industry will be the most important application field of RFID in the future. Ouyangyu even clearly pointed out that from the perspective of RFID industry, even a very conservative estimate, the market scale in five years can exceed 100billion yuan. With such imagination, ouyangyu clearly expressed his dissatisfaction with the informatization level of the logistics industry and the RFID technology when there are too many oxide scales, "there is too much work to be done"
China RFID industry alliance is a domestic non-governmental organization. The broad application prospect of RFID in the supply chain determines the universality of its member enterprises from technology and equipment providers to various application demand enterprises. In the logistics industry, its member enterprises include Wal Mart, Haier Logistics and Baiyun Airport. However, ouyangyu said that although CIMC, COSCO Group, China Shipping Group and other logistics enterprises have also participated in the activities of the alliance, they are not members. He said that technology-based enterprises account for the majority of those who have strong interest in RFID and pay more attention to it, and domestic real user enterprises such as logistics and manufacturing are particularly few
"the advantage of information management is an important factor for foreign enterprises to do a good business in China. At present, there are few Chinese express enterprises that can really reach the level of FedEx information management. In foreign countries, there are almost no logistics retail enterprises that do not know RFID." Ouyangyu said, "the logistics industry is an important field to improve national competitiveness, but there is a huge gap between China's logistics industry and foreign developed countries. The application of information technology is the only way to narrow this gap, and RFID is one of the important means."
ouyangyu believes that as a representative of a successful logistics enterprise, the secret of Baogong's success lies in its application of the processing technology of Ayong servo valve and zero cover valve port in informatization
find the direction from the white paper
ouyangyu is not very optimistic about the application of RFID technology in the logistics industry. "Because this industry is relatively complex, it is an open-loop application. The supply chain is very long, and the biggest problem is the technical difficulty." Ouyangyu said that in terms of data processing, the original manufacturer was mainly concerned with the quantity of products produced within a certain period of time, but he didn't care much about the date and time of production, but after the use of electronic labels, this information will become necessary for each product, thus forming a sea of data information processing. "The database, ERP and SCM of the existing factory should all be changed, and the data format of the relevant supply chain should also be changed consistently. How many informatization reconstruction projects will this involve!" Ouyangyu believes that this is a considerable problem
in addition, when the profit margin has been unprecedentedly squeezed by foreign enterprises, compared with the barcode cost of less than a penny, who will share the cost of a few cents per electronic label (domestic can't make a label less than 50 cents)? "Is it a manufacturer, a seller, or a consumer? No one is willing to share!" Ouyangyu raised the second problem
the complexity of the supply chain also brings difficulties to the application of RFID technology. At present, a large number of small and medium-sized logistics enterprises in China basically do not have ERP systems, and the enterprise informatization foundation is very weak. A considerable number of enterprises press the start button to start working, and the computers in the industry are only used to print bills and statistical data. "We don't even have the basic conditions. It's really difficult to get them on RFID in one step. What's more, a large number of employees in the logistics industry also lack enough information knowledge and ability."
"after the white paper was formulated, industrial development has been guided. We can see some policy tendencies from it, such as attaching importance to the role of China's RFID industry alliance and advocating innovation in technology and application. I study the white paper every day." No matter how big the problem is, ouyangyu and the China RFID industry alliance finally have the direction to promote RFID applications in China
it has been two years since the introduction of new technology applications to the logistics industry
the Chinese media have publicized RFID technology, but ouyangyu found when chatting with some domestic logistics enterprise bosses that the vast majority of them still do not know what RFID is
as an RFID technology application and promotion organization, after the white paper came out, the China RFID industry alliance has not had time to make corresponding work arrangements, but he believes that the current focus of the alliance is to promote RFID technology among the leadership of Chinese logistics enterprises
China RFID industry alliance has no obvious tendency in recommending various RFID standards, because these standards have no comparative advantage. Ouyangyu believes that in the formulation of RFID standards, China will combine its national conditions, absorb the advantages of various standards that can produce unique shapes, appearances and special effects, and finally form a Chinese application standard. China RFID industry alliance now maintains close contact with EPC, uid, ip-x and other standards organizations
when the standards have not been unified, RFID technology can be applied locally, which of course can also affect the formulation of standards. It is believed that some foreign standards organizations hope to strengthen the promotion in China through the channels of China RFID industry alliance. It is also taking this opportunity that China RFID industry alliance has another plan
"now the world's advanced RFID technology is in our vision. We will often recommend it to Chinese enterprises, including logistics enterprises." Ouyangyu hopes to continuously instill new technological ideas into the whole industry by organizing RFID training courses, workshops and seminars specifically for logistics enterprises, so as to narrow the "gap of at least seven to eight years" between China and European and American countries in the promotion of RFID technology in the logistics industry as soon as possible. "Indoctrination is too necessary!"
"it will take a long time to promote RFID in Chinese logistics enterprises, which is impossible without five years." So what level can we reach in five years? Ouyangyu made a plan: "it will take two years to let the logistics industry know what the technology of electronic labels is. In another two years, we can find some domestic enterprises to do pilot projects. After four years and five years, we can form the application and promotion within a certain range."
in fact, the pilot work organized by China RFID industry alliance has begun. According to ouyangyu, the alliance currently has five pilot enterprises in China, one of which is Nanjing Sanbao technology group, a logistics enterprise. The detailed summary report of the pilot work will not come out until next year
ouyangyu believes that China RFID industry alliance can play a very important role in the demonstration project mentioned in the white paper
suggestions for logistics enterprises
ouyangyu gave two suggestions to Chinese logistics enterprises
first, strengthen learning, "learn, learn again". Understand the new technology and deeply understand the important role of RFID in improving the competitiveness of enterprises
second, in practical work, every enterprise should build its own information platform, which is necessary, and the sooner the better. Informatization is the first step and the most critical foundation
rfid, the full English name of radio frequency identification, Chinese means radio frequency identification, also known as electronic tags, or wireless tags. By adopting some advanced technical means, people can automatically recognize and manage all kinds of objects or equipment (people, objects) in different states (moving, stationary or harsh environment). Compared with bar code, magnetic card, IC card and other identification technologies at the same time or in the early stage, RF card has the advantages of non-contact, long working distance, suitable for harsh environment, recognizable moving targets and so onAlthough RFID is not a new technology, the application of its core technology in the field of logistics and supply chain has become a hot spot of widespread concern. RFID can not only break through the "bottleneck" problem of low-level data collection in the logistics field, improve the automatic processing level of all links of logistics activities, improve logistics efficiency and accuracy, reduce logistics costs, but also solve the problems of out of stock retail goods, theft and loss caused by the disruption of the supply chain
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