Exploring a New Lean Operation Mode for Chinese Manufacturing Enterprises Based on Comparing Major “Industry 4.0” Strategies
The term “Industrie 4.0” originating from the German government evokes a new era of industrial revolution. To catch up with the world industry development trend, different countries has separately launched the corresponding strategies to define their own core meanings and terms for the 4th Industrial Revolution. In this paper, some obvious differences are summed up by comparing major “Industry 4.0” strategies. Based on the current Chinese manufacturing conditions and development history, a new lean operation mode for Chinese manufacturing enterprises is put forward to realize and deepen China’s “Industry 4.0” strategy, entitled “Made in China 2025”.
KeywordsIndustry 4.0 Lean operation mode Chinese manufacturing enterprises
The authors wish to express their sincere gratitude to Prof. S. Takakuwa of Chuo University for his kindly suggestion and help. This research was supported by the Chuo University Joint Research “Paradigm shift of the manufacturing business in IoT/industry 4.0 environment” and the JiangSu University of Science and Technology Startup Research Fund for High-Level Talents (1042921513).
- 1.M.P. Groover, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems, 3rd edn. (Wiley, 2007)Google Scholar
- 2.L.L. Wang, Comparative research on Germany “industrie 4.0” and “made in China”, in 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (2016), pp. 27–30Google Scholar
- 3.M. Hermann, T. Pentek, B. Otto, Design Principles for Industrie 4.0 Scenarios. Accessed 4 May 2016Google Scholar
- 5.S. Klaus, The Fourth Industrial Revolution (World Economic Forum, 2016), pp. 51–59Google Scholar
- 6.L.D. Bernardini, http://www.automationworld.com/industry-40-or-industrial-internet-things-whats-your-preference (2015)