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[Guide: some people say that the future is wet. But in a future dominated by IOT technology for information exchange, the world will be very dry. Its main components will be sensors, chips, optical cables, rather than human bodies. In this world where lightweight is a permanent theme, retailers, suppliers, logistics service providers will become real business machines, and people are just scattered decorations on them. In a world dominated by sensors and computers In law driven business organizations, the shackles of competitiveness caused by human nature and organizational weaknesses will be minimized.]

anywhere in the world, organizational process change means solving human problems. Whether it is the reduction of departments or the change of systems, they usually face the resistance brought by habits. Even if a new ERP system is introduced, its value depends on the cooperation of people. This is also the reason why the ideal of letting the front line call for artillery fire often cannot be realized. To fundamentally solve this problem, we need to make business organizations as dry as possible

some people say that the future is wet. But in a future where IOT technology dominates information exchange, the world will be very dry. Its main components will be sensors, chips and optical cables, not the human body. In this world, retailers, suppliers and logistics service providers will become real business machines, while people are just scattered decorations on them. In a business organization driven by sensors and algorithms, the shackles of competitiveness brought by human and organizational weaknesses will be minimized. The retail industry is likely to be the birthplace of this commercial revolution

RFID makes decisions from bottom to top

Zhao Jianxi, mayor of Hejin City, for retailers and suppliers, the market is the starting point of all decisions. Contrary to the direction of logistics, information from the market goes back up the supply chain, through stores and storage bases, and directly to suppliers, just as tactile signals are transmitted from nerve endings to the brain, mobilizing the orderly operation of the whole supply chain. The speed of reverse flow of information in this supply chain determines the efficiency of the whole chain and the competitiveness of retailers and suppliers

The popularity of RFID technology is bringing a supply chain revolution. In this revolution, Wal Mart is a well deserved innovation pioneer

this retail giant, which took the lead in introducing barcode in the retail sector in the 1970s, has become the most active advocate of applying RFID technology to the retail industry at the beginning of this century. In July, 2003, Wal Mart announced that it began to use RFID tags on containers and pallets. By 2007, there were more than 1000 Wal Mart stores using RFID technology. Today, Wal Mart is trying to promote the use of single grade RFID tags. This means that perhaps in the near future, people can easily use the built-in RFID reader in their hands, instantly obtain the price, production date, user evaluation and other information of all goods on the whole shelf, and easily complete the selection, price comparison and purchase process

retail industry is essentially an industry that does not need human participation, because its value does not depend on human creativity. Apart from promotion, retail is basically a reflective process, and the user's selection behavior is almost all information input. Therefore, the retail sector can establish a very pure pull mechanism, which is completely opposite to the push mechanism in the traditional organization operation, using a completely bottom-up decision-making process

in fact, as early as the early 1980s, Wal Mart adopted the fully electronic rapid supply chain management mode. This model has changed the traditional retail enterprises' practice of keeping business information confidential and sharing sales, inventory, cost and other information with suppliers in real time. Through Wal Mart's management system, suppliers can check the sales and inventory of their products at any time, reduce business communication costs and replenishment time, and have a more accurate grasp of market response

practice has proved that Wal Mart's supply chain management system has created an unshakable competitive advantage in the retail sector. However, there are still cost drops on Wal Mart's supply chain towels that have not been wrung out. The monitoring of the quantity of goods on the shelves by the stores and the management of incoming and outgoing goods by the storage center all require considerable manpower. Time is another hidden cost. Every minute that the shelves are empty brings losses to Wal Mart

after the introduction of RFID tags, Wal Mart's supply chain efficiency has further improved. In the past, all store staff needed several hours to check the goods on the shelves. Now, the same work can be completed in only half an hour by a few people. The precise control of shelves brought by RFID tags also puts forward requirements for suppliers' ability to supply goods quickly and frequently. Today's Wal Mart requires its suppliers to only provide products that sell for no more than five days at a time. While retailers reduce inventory costs, suppliers are facing challenges to order, WIP and component inventory control

single level RFID system breaks through human weakness

in order to meet the challenges of Wal Mart's supply chain, large suppliers represented by Dell began to introduce RFID tag management mechanism at single level, even at the component level. Today, the production line of Dell computer is full of product parts with RFID tags. These tags convert the order information received by Dell into radio frequency signals, and are used to instruct the automatic parts picker to collect the required parts for each PC. With these RFID tags, workers managing the production line can monitor the position of products on the production line and the shipment of finished products through the network

the comprehensive introduction of single grade RFID tags in the future will enable retailers to track every link from the warehouse to the point of sale for each minimum inventory unit (SKU). Ensuring the accuracy of inventory management and sufficient inventory of store products can directly improve the sales performance of retailers. As one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the United States, American Apparel once conducted a comparative experiment. The results showed that the sales of American apparel stores that introduced the single grade RFID management system increased by 14% compared with non RFID stores. In addition, the single grade RFID management system can provide 99% visibility of store inventory, and reduce 30% labor and 15% inventory

these figures may be an important driving force for Wal Mart to move forward towards the full deployment of single tier RFID systems. The 60000 global suppliers behind Wal Mart will have to follow and upgrade their internal supply chain management system. Although the deployment schedule of Wal Mart's RFID system has been postponed due to the high purchase cost of RFID tags and the resistance from suppliers, this trend is doomed to be irreversible. Wal Mart's efforts will eventually be emulated by its competitors

IOT industry applications, represented by RFID tags, eliminate a large number of human factors at the level of supply chain management, and solidify accurate and efficient decision-making and control processes in enterprise IT infrastructure by introducing automated production and inventory management systems led by sensors. It may be the wisest choice that we human beings can make at present to entrust the supply chain management based on real-time market information feedback to machines that are better at such tasks

characteristic means

1 fully electronic rapid supply chain management, which shares sales, inventory, cost and other information with suppliers in real time. Suppliers can check the sales and inventory of their products at any time, reducing business communication costs and replenishment time, and have a more accurate grasp of market response

2 the sales volume of the stores that have introduced the single grade RFID management system is 14% higher than that of non RFID stores. At the same time, it can also provide 99% of the store inventory visibility. In the formula, the voltage of the external power supply bridge is further cannulated, and the labor force and inventory are reduced by 30% and 15%. (Liu Yong)

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