If you simply divide logistics into warehouses and transportation, you can find that even small companies manage their own inventory with invoicing. In other words, more than 80% of companies know what's in their warehouses. However, even the largest businesses have a hard time knowing which vehicle their cargo is in and what the current condition is. However, it is precisely road transportation that almost all commercial logistics must go through.
In China's logistics industry, five million freight vehicles are in operation every day, of which more than 80% of business activities are dispatched and monitored by telephone, and fully manual settlement is achieved through cash transactions. For more than 80% of transportation activities, you will only know where your goods are when you go to thousands of dispatching rooms without computers and listen to the rescheduling in a loud voice. 80% of the freight settlement process is only You go to thousands of business locations and flip through the ledgers and slips of paper in the drawers to find out exactly how each shipping fee is incurred. The asymmetry of information constitutes a huge black hole. The basic logistics links with the highest uncertainty and the highest cost cannot share tracking and monitoring information, and there is no way to share settlement information. This huge black hole only has information going in and no information going out. At present, CIOs of many logistics enterprises have gradually realized that the extension of the industrial chain and the maturation of information technology make the future development of logistics enterprises must be based on supply chain services, because modern logistics construction must be able to respond quickly to the market, The resources can be quickly integrated, so that the logistics, capital flow and information flow can achieve the optimal integrated management mode.
Therefore, it is necessary to apply the innovative technology of the Internet of Things to speed up the construction of cold chain logistics informatization. Make full use of existing technology, accelerate the construction of a number of cold chain logistics demonstration projects, realize real-time supervision of the whole life cycle and whole process of cold chain products (food, agricultural products and medicine, etc.), and promote the transparency, technology and integration of cold chain transportation management change. However, hardware construction is only the front-end of IoT development, while data transmission, information processing, intelligent business management and operation at the back-end are the future core part and high-end value of the entire logistics network chain, which is precisely the difficulty in promoting IoT applications.