Intelligentization can fundamentally improve the quality, efficiency and competitiveness of manufacturing

- Oct 10, 2018-

"From 2010, China is the largest manufacturing country, but China's manufacturing industry is generally large but not strong, innovation capacity is still weak, high-end supply is obviously insufficient, and the industry as a whole is at the low-end of the value chain, and the development imbalance is not sufficient. The problem is outstanding." At the 2018 China Manufacturing Innovation Conference held on September 18, Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, stressed.

Participants generally believe that in the face of this situation, intelligence is a key move for China to break through. Li Dongsheng, chairman of TCL Group, recalled that when the new factory was built 20 years ago, the automation equipment was more expensive, and it needed to be more efficient than the labor. Nowadays, this problem has disappeared in most industrial fields. The ability to intelligently manufacture is very important, both to ensure product quality and to shorten the product design cycle, "doing things right at once."

In this regard, Lu Shan, dean of the China Electronics and Information Industry Research Institute, said: "Intelligent upgrades can not only solve the problem of labor shortage and labor cost increase in the first-line production, but also fundamentally improve the quality, efficiency and competitiveness of the manufacturing industry. For a long time to come, the intelligent upgrade of production lines, workshops and factories will become a major battlefield for promoting intelligent manufacturing.” He believes that “enterprise is the main body of innovation, entrepreneurs are the coach of innovation, and experts are the main force of innovation. The government is the main responsibility of the innovation environment." In particular, the emphasis on the role of entrepreneurs, Lu Shan said that this is not calling for strong people like Jobs or Musk, but hope that entrepreneurs do a good job of talent integration and organization, enterprise innovation is The innovation of the group requires close coordination of production, education and research. Dong Mingzhu, Chairman of Gree Electric Appliances, said: "We have more than 80,000 employees, of which more than 12,000 are R&D personnel. The air-conditioning industry has doubled the efficiency and has derived CNC machine tools, intelligent equipment, molds and other industries." Into "net red", Dong Mingzhu said, "At this time next year, our air conditioners will use their own chips", and insist on innovation will always be in the blue ocean.

Zhou Ji, deputy director of the National Manufacturing Powers Strategic Advisory Committee, said that smart manufacturing is a “series-style” development process in developed countries in the West, from digitalization to networking to intelligent development. China should play a late-comer advantage and take the road of intelligent manufacturing innovation that is promoted in parallel. Zhou Ji said that by 2035, on the one hand, a large number of advanced intelligent products, such as smart home appliances, intelligent service robots, and smart toys, will emerge to serve a better life. On the other hand, it is necessary to focus on promoting major equipment in key areas. Intelligent upgrades, such as information manufacturing equipment, aerospace equipment, ships and marine equipment, medical and agricultural equipment, etc., especially to develop intelligent manufacturing equipment such as intelligent robots and intelligent machine tools.

Miao Wei said that in recent years, China's intelligent robots, high-end CNC machine tools and other key products and equipment continue to innovate and break through, the integration of manufacturing and the Internet is deepening, and new models and new formats are rapidly emerging. He stressed that innovation is endless and always on the road. "To promote the innovation and development of manufacturing industry, we should focus on strengthening the construction of manufacturing innovation system with new ideas and new ideas, promoting the deep integration of the Internet and the manufacturing industry, creating a multi-level talent team in the manufacturing industry and creating innovation. A good environment for development."

The conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Guangdong Provincial People's Government, sponsored by the Guangdong Provincial Economic and Information Technology Commission, the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government, and the China Electronic Information Industry Development Research Institute. The “China Manufacturing Innovation Index” was released at the meeting, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Guangdong Provincial People's Government jointly promoted the signing ceremony for the construction cooperation of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. At the meeting, the “China Manufacturing Innovation Alliance” was established. The alliance aims at the innovation of service manufacturing industry and is positioned to promote the construction of the domestic manufacturing innovation ecosystem.