At present, the majority of factories to upgrade simply for the two points, which are increasing labor costs and product quality stability. Of course, there is a certain correlation. Personnel directly determines the quality of production. The reason for the large flow of personnel is that there are differences in the concept of today’s workers and the workers of the previous generation. The working target of previous generation workers is simple, is to make money for the family. But due to the smooth flow of information, today’s workers pay more attention to the embodiment of personal value and future, which leads to workers endurance decline, and the contradiction is easy to intensify.
The upgrading of the plant can save the cost of human resources, put the limited funds into automation machinery, saving unnecessary waste of resources. Such as Foxconn machine substitutions, the enterprises which first entered the industry 4.0, human can cut into the same industry of small and medium-sized enterprises or other industries, so although labor costs are rising, but there will be no shortage of labor shortage in recent years. In any case, the enterprise can still survive. however compared to the machine, there will be all kinds of accidents, human is less efficient than the machine.
With the continuous decline in the price of intelligent systems, the popularity of industrial 4.0 in glass deep processing factory will be predictable, if enterprises can not adapt to the trend, they will be eliminated. Companies often say “No ERP die, die in ERP” more than ten years ago. History seems to reappear at this moment. People began to talk “No industry 4.0 die, die in industry 4.0”. But the results tell us that today’s glass deep processing enterprises have fully accepted the concept of ERP. ERP has become an indispensable management tool for deep processing factory.
Like other industries, glass deep processing industry has also experiencing or will usher in the three stages of competitiveness and growth model, that is, demand driven, efficiency driven and innovation driven.
Demand driven economic model, before 2008, the concept of Low-E glass was hot, at this stage, in addition to some powerful glass brand had its own LOW-E resources, other glass deep processing factory got the Low-E resources of the original film can sign the bill with customers. Other companies saw the potential to invest a lot of money to expand the scale, the main feature is the glass produced will certain have people buy. Marks the end of the first stage is supply market quickly exceeded the demand, and began to appear more intense competition, the processing factories instead of the LOW-E original suppliers into a high profile. But the good times don’t last long, with all the processing plants have started producing LOW-E products, only more and more low price can attract customers. As a result, prices are getting lower and lower, enterprises did not have the funds to invest in product quality improvement and innovation, caught in a vicious spiral. The enterprises with extensive management and blind expansion are rapidly shrinking or even collapse.
When companies realize this point, then began the second stage, that is efficiency driven economic model, the surviving elites gradually entered the second stage of lean management, efforts to reduce production costs and improve product quality. To improve efficiency, the workshop revolution began, which is the stage at now, using the method of intelligent plant, to start a new round of reform. The third innovation driven stage also has emerged.