Transformation of "Smart Manufacturing": IBM Helps Fuyao Glass Seize the Market Opportunity
Recently, Mr. Xia Le Bing, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Fuyao Glass Industry Group (hereinafter referred to as Fuyao Glass), shared his experience of applying IBM Cloud Platform at the 2018 IBM Think Forum (China), and analyzed "why Fuyao should go to the cloud" from different perspectives, including Fuyao Glass' original industrial architecture, actual needs and target vision. As one of the first pilot demonstration enterprises of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Fuyao Glass has built a "customer-centric" enterprise-level end-to-end "process support platform" using the IBM Cloud Platform to implement the strategic goal of intelligent manufacturing.
Along with the global technological development, the traditional manufacturing field is setting off a change to accelerate the direction of smart manufacturing. In the process of transforming the enterprise, it is important to solve the problems in the past IT construction and also to lay the foundation for achieving smart manufacturing in the future. However, there are many difficulties in carrying out reform with traditional information technology ideas, such as difficulties in connecting internal systems, difficulties in operation and maintenance, and long development cycles, which make the reform of enterprises difficult.
Faced with the increasingly fierce market competition and its own urgent need for smart manufacturing transformation, Fuyao Glass has gradually built an intelligent manufacturing collaboration platform with the help of IBM's private cloud platform and other product technologies to realize a comprehensive integration of business information across different organizations, systems and technologies, and to penetrate customer-oriented end-to-end processes.