Recently, JD Industrial Products officially launched JD Industrial Products exclusive procurement management platform, to help industrial enterprises realize the digital transformation of procurement management. The platform by building conforms to the industrial characteristics of the underlying logic of procurement management, seeking source, trading, the performance and service to build the function of intelligent selection, intelligent decisions such as exclusive, solve the industrial procurement for category is various and complex specification, describes the phenomenon such as the lack of “unified” selection, find the source of problem, and effective management of industrial service implementation process, To provide industrial enterprises with better comprehensive value of procurement management services.
Digital transformation is important, but choosing the right entry point is even more important. In particular, industrial enterprises involve more production links and need more long-term and systematic investment. If there is not enough strategic consensus and long-term results can not be seen, it is easy to give up halfway. Therefore, it is more important to choose a digital incision that is easy to see the effect.
As the front-end entry of supply chain, procurement management, on the one hand, has strong synergy with a series of links such as production, finance, fixed capital, warehousing and distribution of enterprise management. On the other hand, digital results can be directly reflected by supply chain data such as cost reduction and delivery time shortening, which is especially suitable for transformation.
Compared with other industries, the industrial enterprise purchasing management of the digital has been in a state of relative lag, one of the important factors in the long tail of the industrial products, non-standard types, specifications and parameters of the complex, and the industry is lack of commodity description “standard”, making industrial products purchasing need to find the source link in type selection, invest a lot of energy. Therefore, the procurement logic of industrial products is completely different from that of general goods, and enterprises cannot simply reuse the relatively mature general goods procurement management platform and experience in the current market.
One of the core product capabilities of Jingdong Industrial Products, the exclusive industrial product procurement management platform released by Jingdong Industrial Products, is to solve the problems of difficult selection and sourcing of industrial products caused by various categories, complex specifications and parameters, and lack of “unified standards” in description. The core competence behind it comes from the Mercator standard product library released by JD Industrial Products at last year’s Expo. At present, Mercator Standard Commodity Database is establishing 15 professional standard categories and their corresponding specifications — namely, MKU(Standard Category) — by cooperating with upstream brand manufacturers. Industrial enterprises can accurately recommend industrial products by selecting the corresponding category and inputting the specifications, models and parameters.
Beijing DongGong mining using intelligent products, intelligent decision-making functions, such as corporate clients by selecting the corresponding category, input specification, type and parameters, Beijing DongGong mining will be based on customer demand, weigh the costs and various decision-making factors such as inventory and delivery performance ability, choose the most accurate recommendations, conform to the requirements of suppliers will be the past “people find goods” model upgraded to “goods”.
In addition to building a procurement platform for industrial products that meets the needs of industrial enterprises, JD Industrial Products integrates the mature procurement management technical capabilities and management modules accumulated by long-term service for enterprise customers into JD Industrial Purchase, which can transfer procurement data in real-time in the system. It helps industrial enterprises to realize the digital and visual management of the whole process of purchasing demand issuance, approval, execution, follow-up delivery, performance and distribution, and provides a full-link digital intelligent solution for industrial product procurement.
Specifically, in the procurement budget link, JD can use big data to assist budgeting; In the link of purchasing plan, the automatic matching of purchasing list and purchasing plan can be realized. Completed the real-time synchronization of outbound information, delivery information and signature information in the order distribution link; In the link of contract signing and receiving, it can be signed online through electronic contract, electronic seal and so on. In the reconciliation and payment link, JD provides automatic reconciliation, electronic invoice automatic issuance functions, online one-click reconciliation and billing; Also important performance delivery link in purchasing management, jingdong industrial products of the latest build “smart supply chain performance decision” into “jing DongGong mining”, also through the system algorithm considering cost, inventory, service index, distribution of hundreds of decision factors, such as matching platform the most conforms to the requirements of the supplier, the optimal value of the performance way customers complete services for the enterprise.
Song Chunzheng, vice president of Jingdong Group and president of enterprise business group, said that the digitization of industrial enterprises in the past often needs to reshape the production and management process of enterprises, but the real pressure does not allow industrial enterprises to carry out such a time-consuming and labor-consuming “major surgery”. JD Industrial Products takes procurement management as the entry point and provides a new way for industrial enterprises to be digitized.