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2022-08-01
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Food Informatization: the focus of food safety is on quality and safety. Editor's note: "information technology has been widely used in China's food industry and is an important technical support for China's food safety." In the view of Wang Wei, Deputy Secretary General of China Food Industry Association, information technology has set up a safety platform for the food industry

the development of informatization in China's food industry is extremely unbalanced, and the actual situation of the industry should be considered in promoting informatization. "Informatization in the food industry is a general trend, but there are many small and medium-sized enterprises in the food industry in China, with generally small scale and low profit margin. The informatization construction should be carried out step by step." Wang Wei said

lack of overall planning for informatization of small and medium-sized enterprises

biefenglei, deputy general manager of smart card industry of Tongfang Co., Ltd., told that informatization construction is common in large food enterprises, and almost all of them have adopted the solutions of large general software suppliers. As the main body of the whole food industry, small and medium-sized enterprises need to further promote informatization

biefenglei believes that the application of industry management software in the food industry is not as extensive as that in other manufacturing industries, and there are not many successful experiences to learn from. Most small and medium-sized food enterprises do not pay much attention to information construction because of their weak awareness or high it threshold, which directly leads to the scale of small and medium-sized food enterprises wandering within a certain range

Gao Liang, senior analyst of IDC China industry research and consulting service department, agreed. He pointed out that many small and medium-sized food enterprises in China have insufficient understanding of informatization, and the concept still stays at the level that computer plus stations equals informatization, which also leads to less investment in informatization construction. However, some enterprises that are carrying out or preparing to carry out information construction do not consider the enterprise information construction from a strategic perspective and lack long-term strategic planning. Many small and medium-sized food enterprises do not have the overall planning and design of information construction, or the planning is a mere formality, with many single projects and few comprehensive application systems. Most of the developed projects are single item management, which can not realize system integration and information sharing, and have not formed a comprehensive application system for enterprise decision-making level

it is highlighted that compared with large food enterprises in the industry, small and medium-sized food enterprises have fewer internal management links, centralized decision-making power, small batch and diversified production, and rapid response to the market. This determines that China's small and medium-sized food enterprises must conform to their own characteristics in information construction; While formulating the long-term strategic plan for information construction, it is necessary to carry out information construction in stages and with pertinence, and of course, to improve the allocation of relevant human resources

the informatization of food enterprises can be divided into two levels by the original cross-sectional area of the parallel part. The first level is the use of tools or independent software, such as financial management system or material management system. This level mainly emphasizes the improvement of personal ability or local ability of the enterprise. The second level is to use the enterprise level system. The more common enterprise level management systems are enterprise resource planning (ERP), product life cycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM) and so on, which are fixed on the inlet port of the machine head with nuts. Gaoliang believes that most of the informatization of small and medium-sized food enterprises are still at the first level, and the informatization construction stays in the application of some financial management software, only realizing the informatization in some fields, and the second level involves less

liuxiaobing, chief information officer of Shuanghui group, believes that small problems have big difficulties. He told us that the business of Shuanghui group is very large, involving agriculture, slaughtering, as well as huge logistics systems and commercial companies, so it is impossible to buy a general software. At this time, Shuanghui has two choices. One is to buy various software to put it together. In this way, the IT system will become larger and larger, and there will be problems in upgrading. Another option is to integrate the software business. But what bothered him was that no domestic manufacturer could make such software. Today, Shuanghui uses its own software platform

regardless of the scale, there is a common problem in the informatization of food enterprises at present, that is, the systems of various departments are independent, the information is scattered, incompatible, and there is no unified standard. The information management system focuses on production capacity and cost control, resulting in low utilization of information or repeated input, resulting in a waste of information and time. In response to this situation, zhuhaijun, deputy director of the food department of SGS, said that integrating the information content related to product quality and safety and the requirements of the food safety standard system into the existing information system should be the key to improving the management level of food enterprises

process control and RFID are opportunities

"there will be more and more food enterprises that need to standardize, improve and adapt it products to the characteristics of the industry, and IT enterprises should also take a long-term view and enter this market first to develop relevant products." Zhu Hai a: please confirm whether the "test piece" is firmly held. Jun said, "domestic IT enterprises have not found a good prospect in the food information market."

the "Eleventh Five Year" special plan for information technology transformation and upgrading of traditional industries (hereinafter referred to as the "special plan") clearly requires that in the process oriented light industry, the focus of information technology application is to improve the control level of production process, improve product quality, and promote energy conservation and consumption reduction in production processes. However, the level of automatic production control in the domestic food industry is not optimistic. At present, the production process control technology of domestic manufacturers lags far behind that of foreign manufacturers, partly because of the consideration of cost

zhuhaijun told that at present, the production equipment used by large domestic food enterprises are mainly imported from abroad. These equipment have their own information system and data mode, and are not compatible with the management system of domestic enterprises. When it enterprises develop management systems for enterprises, they should consider the compatibility and interface of the two data, so that the production information can be more conducive to the use of enterprises

he hoped that domestic IT manufacturers would "read" the opportunities from the special plan, understand the characteristics and processing processes of food enterprises' processed products, and integrate and optimize the existing systems. He believes that it enterprises that do this will take the lead in the competition

highlights that the demand for information construction such as food quality traceability system, advanced raw material inspection and dynamic monitoring of production process will greatly increase in the future. He said that the "food industry adjustment and revitalization plan" issued by the State Council emphasized "food safety". It can be predicted that the government will formulate a series of strict standards and testing systems for food safety in the future. The lack of information construction in the safety link of food enterprises will become a "death hole" for development. Any food enterprise that wants to develop in the long run must put the food safety information construction in the most important position

in the interview, we learned that although food safety informatization has become an indispensable part of food safety supervision, there is still a gap between China and developed countries in terms of administrative management and information management, and the simple bar code technology relies too much on manual operation. In this case, the information chain is easy to break or appear untrue information. Biefenglei said: "the whole process tracking and tracing of food quality involves many links such as production, processing, circulation and consumption. If any link in the supply chain goes wrong, the whole chain will be disconnected."

at present, RFID (radio frequency identification technology) has been widely used in food safety management. Its advantages are unmatched by other identification technologies such as bar code, magnetic card and IC card. Bian Hongli, chief engineer of the national electronic label product quality supervision and inspection center, said in an interview that China attaches great importance to and supports RFID technology and its application. In recent years, the country has successively issued relevant policies and measures to promote the development of the RFID industry, including the "Eleventh Five Year Plan" for scientific and Technological Development and the "plan for the adjustment and revitalization of the electronic information industry", And the "RFID technology application pilot" project of the national development and Reform Commission

however, if RFID applications are to be further promoted, there are two barriers: technology and cost. Bian Hongli, taking pig breeding as an example, said that how to transfer the data in the pig ear tag to the pieces of pork after slaughtering, and how to share the resulting costs will affect the application of RFID technology in pig breeding

biefenglei pointed out that it will take some time for all parties to understand and recognize the role of RFID in terms of the current price and actual application of RFID, so as to finally reach a cost sharing method acceptable to all parties. In his opinion, the final solution to the cost problem should be the product of comprehensive coordination, which requires the joint participation of enterprises, governments and consumers

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