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Driving Digital Transformation in China’s Manufacturing Sector

The 20th National Congress of China emphasised the significance of high-quality development in the construction of a modern country. The report emphasised the importance of promoting high-quality development, with a focus on the real economy and the manufacturing industry.

Several regions have taken novel steps to foster modern industrialisation and transform the manufacturing industry. Cities are critical in promoting worldwide competitive manufacturing industry clusters and developing a complete and modern manufacturing industry chain system.

With this, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) has funded monitoring and evaluation research on high-quality manufacturing development. In 2022, CAICT published a list of the top 50 cities with high-quality manufacturing development, with plans to expand on this research in 2023, highlighting great cases and promising cities.

As a result, the agency is seeking topics with a clear theme, prominent focus, clear logic, and authentic materials that can fully reflect innovative practices, typical practices, and remarkable results in exploring and promoting the region’s high-quality manufacturing industry development.

The applicant city can choose to organise related materials around one or more of the following themes:

  • Promote the steady growth of the manufacturing industry
  • Promote independent and controllable technology
  • Promote high-end manufacturing
  • Promote the greening of the manufacturing industry
  • Promote intelligent manufacturing
  • Promote the integration of the manufacturing industry
  • Develop advanced manufacturing clusters
  • Build an industrial ecosystem
  • Stabilise the supply chain of the industrial chain

In addition to encouraging high-quality development, the report of China’s 20th National Congress emphasises the importance of fostering innovation in intelligent industrial systems. This entails hastening the integration of digitalisation, intelligence, and networking in the manufacturing business, as well as encouraging the use of the results of these innovations.

The creation of benchmark factories is one of the important projects in this regard. These factories serve as models for other manufacturing facilities, demonstrating cutting-edge technology, efficient operations, and best practices. The goal of establishing benchmark factories is to elevate the country’s overall manufacturing standard and stimulate continual improvement across the industry.

The use of digitalisation, intelligence, and networking in the manufacturing industry provides several advantages. By leveraging technology such as artificial intelligence, robots, and data analytics, it provides increased efficiency, productivity, and quality control. Manufacturers may optimise their operations, streamline processes, and adapt quickly to changing market needs by implementing intelligent manufacturing solutions.

China aspires to elevate its manufacturing capabilities, boost competitiveness, and position itself as a global leader in high-quality manufacturing by adopting digitalisation, intelligentisation and networking, as well as establishing benchmark factories and international advanced standards.

The purpose is to encourage the wider adoption of intelligent manufacturing systems and drive continual improvement in the industry by sharing successful practices and experiences.

Also, deep integration of the manufacturing industry and the digital economy necessitates using the power of emerging technologies like big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain.

Manufacturers can gather and analyse massive volumes of data, optimise manufacturing processes, and make informed decisions to improve overall performance by harnessing these technologies.

Integration of the manufacturing industry and the digital economy also allows for the development of new business models and prospects. Manufacturers can use digital platforms, e-commerce, and online marketplaces to enhance their market presence and engage in direct-to-consumer sales.

This connection helps firms to respond to changing consumer preferences, offer personalised products and services, and promote customer-centric methods.

China intends to establish itself as a global leader in high-quality manufacturing, innovation, and digital transformation by harnessing the potential of digital technology, embracing modern manufacturing systems, and encouraging cross-industry collaboration.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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