In the second half of the hottest battle, China's

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In the second half of the decisive battle, China's manufacturing industry accelerated the tempering of the resilient supply chain from the connection of things to the connection of business processes to the connection between enterprises. The continuous implementation of industrial interconnection has quietly entered the second half

recently, it was learned from the Ministry of industry and information technology that by the end of March, the numerical control rate of key processes and the popularity of digital R & D and design tools had reached 52.1% and 73% respectively, the total number of industrial equipment connected to industrial interconnection platforms had reached 73 million, and the number of industrial apps had exceeded 590000. By connecting a large number of industrial devices to the cloud and realizing intelligent collaboration in all links of the industrial chain, industrial interconnection is considered to be the key force of digital transformation

data shows that there are more than 500 industrial Internet platforms in China, while the statistics worldwide are 600. Obviously, whether measured by the number of platforms, apps or related hardware devices, China undoubtedly ranks first. But at present, the biggest problem is that many industrial interconnection platforms in China are self built by large enterprises, which lack data sharing and collaborative application between them, and the huge potential value of data secondary development is ignored

for China's manufacturing industry, how to build a more flexible and agile supply chain with industrial interconnection as the carrier and improve the business toughness of enterprises has become one of the keys to forge core competitiveness

two sides of a coin

a big test of the COVID-19 has made global enterprises begin to examine and layout the supply chain from a new perspective. If the previous focus on the supply chain was more from the consideration of continuous optimization of efficiency and cost, now the focus is more on safety and sustainability, such as the ability to resist risks and shocks

indeed, with the rapid penetration of Internet, the substantial improvement of production level, the rapid development of logistics system and the continuous acceleration of globalization, the core position of supply chain in the business process has gradually become prominent. This has prompted enterprises to constantly squeeze inventory and labor costs, control costs through the accelerated flow of global procurement, and maximize profits

this undoubtedly puts forward new requirements for the toughness of the supply chain. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has magnified this crisis to the extreme, exposing huge vulnerabilities and loopholes in the global supply chain

how to help manufacturing enterprises to ensure that the supply chain can be transferred, acquired and delivered despite the huge impact, the world's top software suppliers are looking for the best answer

from the perspective of toughness, toughness means the speed at which we quickly rebound from negative to normal in the face of crisis. An important thing about the lack of resilience of enterprises is that their business processes are not connected and the response speed is very slow. Dr. Peng Junsong, vice president and chief digital officer of SAP China, believes that under the current situation of industrial interconnection and multi platforms, the future is not only to realize the exchange and integration of data between platforms, but also to further realize the integration of business processes between platforms

Peng Junsong, for example, said that there was a bicycle enterprise whose orders fell sharply at the beginning of the epidemic, but because many public transportation was affected during the epidemic, the orders of the enterprise suddenly rebounded after reaching the bottom. At this time, the test comes: first, your purchasing ability should be able to quickly pass the demand to all suppliers for sourcing through electronic means. Second, your production capacity should be expanded quickly. If your own capacity is insufficient, you should be able to contract it out quickly. We say that industrial interconnection is precisely because it has the ability to integrate from design to procurement, manufacturing, delivery and operation, so that enterprises can have such a high efficiency to cope with changes. Peng Junsong believes that the rapid improvement of all capabilities depends on industrial interconnection to realize the response speed of enterprises, the integration of their own manufacturing equipment, the connection with suppliers, the connection with logistics providers, and so on

According to McKinsey's prediction, by 2025, manufacturing enterprises and suppliers will be able to create a potential value of $3.7 trillion by promoting industrial interconnection and other related projects

for Chinese manufacturing enterprises, although they are in different degrees of mechanization, informatization and digitalization, they can find their own solutions by embracing interconnection. No matter in the design, procurement, logistics, manufacturing or operation stages, every enterprise needs to have an ecological network. In the past, enterprises made point-to-point connections with these partners. With the funds of the project itself, it is a limited digital connection. It is unrealistic to rely on the enterprise itself to connect after a large number of enterprises and lack of independent core technology. There is a concept of business network. Enterprises with the background of third-party ICT (information and communication technology) build infrastructure to provide a highway that everyone can follow

as early as 2015, XCMG group reached a strategic agreement with SAP. The strategic cooperation project between the two sides expanded the application of IOT intelligent cloud service to the intelligent manufacturing and intelligent services of XCMG's global equipment from the upstream and downstream of the construction machinery value chain based on big data technology and application, so as to achieve the coverage and optimization of business processes such as R & D and design, installation and commissioning, intelligent logistics, risk early warning of construction machinery equipment

in fact, large enterprises like XCMG, Sany Heavy Industry, heli forklift, Daquan, SINOTRUK, Shanghai Electric and other large enterprises have made a deep layout in industrial interconnection. Next, these enterprises mainly consider how to use the latest technologies and capabilities to achieve the goal of global expansion of procurement and networking in the eyes of ordinary people

in addition, there is also a concept of asset intelligence network. For example, if an enterprise sells a car in an overseas region, it is necessary to understand its workload, its possible maintenance spare parts, corresponding technological transformation, relevant drawing changes, etc., and put the car as the most important digital asset among the digital twins, so that all relevant stakeholders have permission to use it. Sany Heavy Industry has fully started to promote and apply the functions such as the chuck (10) and the friction pairs (11) and (12) of the pin and disk overseas. On the basis of deepening practice, Sany also developed a set of industrial interconnection platform root cloud, which provides a reference case for the industry

how to reach the super connection

an obvious trend is that in recent years, sap and other enterprises in China are committed to becoming the real super connector of China's industrial interconnection platform. By modularizing and applying all mature smart suites, we will build an industrial interconnection connection platform and break the island phenomenon between industrial interconnection platforms

in order to break the isolated island of the platform and solve the problem of systematic upgrading of the platform, the Chinese government has been actively acting. Not long ago, the industrial interconnection platform innovation cooperation center established under the leadership of the government is an exchange platform and innovation carrier jointly initiated and established by 7 subordinate institutions and more than 170 industrial interconnection platform enterprises. It aims to break through the barriers of innovation chain, industrial chain, supply chain, capital chain and talent chain, and accelerate the systematic and standardized innovation and development of the platform

at present, the strategy for the development of China's industrial interconnection is that large enterprises build platforms and small and medium-sized enterprises use platforms. The establishment of platforms by large enterprises means that leading enterprises in various industries build their own platforms based on various industries. The advantage of industrial platforms is that they are targeted at vertical industries, but in terms of the connectivity between platforms, it may bring cost challenges

the ideal state in the future is that although each manufacturer may develop its own industrial interconnection platform, different industrial interconnection platforms and different devices can be connected through open interfaces based on cloud and edge. Of course, this involves a series of issues such as security and collaboration, which need partners to create standards and jointly solve. Said dongzhigang, SAP global vice president and SAP China Co general manager

Dong Zhigang said that in the second half of industrial interconnection, SAP will comprehensively integrate the original traditional IT technology and the data generated by the enterprise in the operation process from the four dimensions of it and ot integration, data drive, interoperability and continuous innovation, so as to reduce costs into the insight urgently needed by smart Enterprises, and then translate it into relevant actions, so as to optimize existing business processes, including manufacturing links

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