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2022-08-21
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How should supply chain management cope with the trend of industry 4.0 and interconnection

how should supply chain management cope with the trend of industry 4.0 and interconnection

China Construction Machinery Information

with the rise of industry 4.0, the market boundaries of different industries have gradually blurred, and global enterprises will face unprecedented challenges. The way professional managers of supply chain and operation think about human resources will also change. For Chinese enterprises, how to follow the successful experience of international leading enterprises and build on the Internet + in the process of industrial upgrading, transformation and innovation, is the focus that cannot be ignored when thinking about supply chain management

apeics CEO abeeshkenazi shared the latest trend of global supply chain management under the trend of industry 4.0 and how supply chain and operation management professionals should adjust their thinking and continue to pursue excellence in the volatile market in the face of the trend driven by Internet technology

the topic of industry 4.0 is being discussed in full swing all over the world. From your point of view, what changes will occur in supply chain management after introducing the concept of automation and intelligence

from the history of China's manufacturing industry, we find that China has undergone a transformation, no longer focusing on low-cost labor as in the past, but on the production capacity of higher varieties. In this process, the training and provision of knowledge labor is very critical, so we very much support China's ongoing transformation from low labor cost manufacturing to knowledge economy manufacturing

with regard to industry 4.0, I think the challenges faced by China are no different from those in other parts of the world. Now we have a lot of big data, and the number of data is growing exponentially every day. The challenge now is not that we lack data or have no data, but to understand how to make good use of these data. We need to understand what aspects these data support enterprises in making decisions, and what data we need to make some judgments when supporting this decision, So big data has changed our entire supply chain, and the so-called basis of supply chain management is to understand our employees and whether our supply chain can operate efficiently by measuring some indicators and KPIs. Of course, big data now has a great impact on our entire supply chain and the operation of the whole company, but now the biggest challenge is to let individuals know how to use these big data. We need to evaluate how individuals use these big data, not just how to obtain them

of course, having automation or other technologies does not mean that it can replace the labor of all workers. What is more important is to let individuals know what data they need. Sometimes, with a lot of data, you can make decisions quickly, but you may not make correct decisions. Therefore, the key lies in how to provide training to all employees of the company, so that they can understand what information is necessary, how to use this information, and what impact this information will have on the organization. So, of course, we support the development of industry 4.0 very much, but at the same time, we also think that what matches this should be to train employees to better understand the concept of industry 4.0 and the impact of these new technologies on the company, which is as important as focusing only on the development of Technology. On the one hand, we should embrace the progress of technology, on the other hand, we should support the training of employees. Only in this way can we bring win-win results. I think this is not only the concept of APICS, but also applicable to China

what do you think are some obvious problems in China's current supply chain management? In your opinion, what is the essence of Germany's proposal of industry 4.0? There are some views that Germany's proposal of industry 4.0 may help Germany surpass or win the first place as a manufacturing power. What is your view

we believe that the biggest challenge is the cultivation and development of talents. The crux of the problem is whether there are enough talents and whether there are trained high-quality talents. Although there are many people now, many people have not received the necessary training. The biggest challenge is whether there are qualified knowledge workers to support the so-called changes in technology and supply chain

the second challenge is to retain talents. After training, many individuals will leave their original organizations to seek higher paying jobs in other companies. They are generally not loyal to the companies that invest in their training, which is the second challenge

in addition, another big challenge in industry 4.0 is that individuals must have the ability to think critically. They must assess where the current problem is, rather than just rushing to find a solution to apply the solution after seeing the problem. Nowadays, people tend to rely too much on technology, thinking that there is such advanced technology that they can make a decision through the computer and immediately start to implement it, but they actually ignore personal evaluation of content. I think there is a bad trend to rely too much on technology and ignore personal experience and knowledge in the operating system

as for whether Germany, China or the United States will win the competition in the manufacturing field, I'm sorry that I can't guess who will win in the end. But I do know that those enterprises that are willing to invest in talents and develop talents for a long time can achieve final success, whether from the perspective of companies or countries. From the experience of our partner companies, we can see that those companies can finally succeed if they have been committed to the unremitting development and training of talents for a long time. Compared with those companies that train employees temporarily and do one-time training, it is not easy to succeed. Therefore, I think that those companies that pay special attention to knowledge and training pay attention to knowledge and training is the key and cornerstone for an enterprise or even a country to succeed in the end. We now see that China has embarked on the path of transformation, from low-cost labor to high-quality manufacturing. Because China is not short of labor, it can win over countries with low-cost labor providers. No matter the company or the country, as long as they can provide this kind of training consistently for a long time, and can cultivate individuals who can lead the company to success, the organization can achieve the final success

big data and Internet are having a huge impact on the industry. What changes have these changes made to the management of the supply chain? This is what we usually call stress whitening. What challenges have we encountered

the impact of big data and "interconnection +" on the whole industry and supply chain. I think because of the emergence of these two trends, the speed of obtaining information and decision-making have been greatly accelerated. Now people can easily obtain an explosive amount of information and data. On the other hand, companies and organizations should also have a better ability to evaluate how to use these data more effectively. With the better application of interconnection, we find that the transparency and visibility of the whole supply chain have been greatly improved. In the past, many supply chain data were only used and visible within the company, but now due to the development of "interconnection +" and big data, many data, even the data of its suppliers or partners, can be shared within the whole supply chain system, which is a major change trend

I think that supply chain management is no longer a problem of localization, but has become a problem of globalization, so whether it has the ability to transfer information around the world and better understand data becomes crucial. So, of course, we are very supportive of our organizations and companies regarding big data as an opportunity for future development. Equally important is not to ignore how to cultivate individuals within the enterprise to have the ability to better interpret and use these data

How can APICS help them solve the challenges they face in the supply chain

our training can enhance the confidence of these employees and individuals in China. They feel that they have the ability to make the right strategy and find the right solution. We know that China does not lack such wise and knowledgeable employees. The challenge now is whether they are willing to step forward and take up leadership positions or are willing to come forward and express their different views. I think we should also make some efforts at the organizational level. They should encourage those employees who dare to express different views. Of course, APICS can play this role. These training certifications we provide can enable employees to have enough ability and confidence to make the right decision. On the other hand, there are organizational efforts, which is to recognize those individuals who are willing to come forward and express different views, I think the combination of these two may help cultivate the critical thinking ability of Chinese students

APICS will find some local partners in various countries and regions. Our main partners are education and consulting companies and institutions. We require our lecturers to provide training history. They should not only have professional knowledge and education, but also have practical experience. Therefore, if our partners want to serve as lecturers like us, they must participate in our IDP project. Through the IDP project, we can ensure that any individual who serves as lecturers for us, on the one hand, should have professional background and knowledge in this field, on the other hand, he should also have practical experience in this field, which is the premise

most of our partners, not all of them are educational institutions and training companies. They help us provide this kind of training to our members. On the other hand, they can also go to the company to provide specific door-to-door consulting services, that is, to improve the management of the company's operation supply chain, and generally adopt medium viscosity mineral oil for the implementation of some projects. Partners are very critical for us, because they better understand the needs and challenges of some local members than we do, and not just copy some solutions from abroad to China

if suppliers want to win the favor of good companies, they must show that they have high quality. What is the industry recognition of high quality? That is, they should adopt a set of standards, processes and vocabulary recognized by the industry. Because supply chain management has become a global agenda, all excellent enterprises point out that the vocabulary, definitions and processes of good supply chain management are the same for Liang Wu Guanghui. I think it is in this regard that APICS can provide our own unique help, because we can provide a set of public and industry recognized process standards and definitions to help enterprises design, develop and improve the industrial chain

there are many chip distributors in the semiconductor field. For these distributors, the inventory and stock of the whole chip and the real-time dynamics of some industries should be paid close attention to, for example, in the semiconductor field

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