n recent years, with the development of science and technology, the construction of digital chemical plant has become an important strategic goal of many enterprises. So how to build a digital factory has become the primary problem.
The construction of digital factory is different from the traditional business model
Digitalization can fundamentally transform manufacturing enterprises. The core features of the digital factory are: intelligent products, automation of production, integration of information flow and material flow. At present, from the perspective of the world, no enterprise has announced to build a fully digital factory. Although Siemens has model factories all over the world, it has not been fully promoted all over the world. Leading manufacturing enterprises are adopting a series of advanced technologies to realize the digitalization of production and even the whole supply chain. These technologies include big data analysis solutions, end-to-end real-time planning and interconnection, automatic control systems, digital twins, etc. With these technologies, efficiency can be improved, and enterprises can mass produce highly customized products. However, to fully realize the potential of digitalization, enterprises still need to connect with major suppliers and key customers in real time.
Factory digitalization is more than manufacturing Digitalization.
Now the digital factory is just a part of "intelligent manufacturing". Under the intelligent manufacturing, the traditional manufacturing process will be reorganized, and its ultimate goal is to realize the intelligent products. Among them, personalized customer demand and design, information access and sharing between suppliers and manufacturers, quick response of after-sales service and other links, together with the digital factory, become a very important part of intelligent manufacturing. The digital factory can not only cover every business link from R & D to after-sales, but also expand to the horizontal supplier management field.
When discussing the future prospect of digital chemical plants, the most mentioned is "large-scale customized production", which requires enterprises to build relevant enterprise capabilities from six dimensions:
1. Strong customer demand collection and analysis ability;
2. Product R & D system of social interaction;
3. Modular and intelligent product manufacturing process;
4. Supply chain management with high flexibility;
5. Production capacity matching with customer requirements (including equipment maintenance capacity);
6. Intelligent inventory and log
istics management system.
In addition to large-scale customized production, the future prospect of digital chemical plants also includes energy saving, making the supply chain more secure, and accurately finding solutions to problems of experts in related fields. Moreover, the production mode of the digital factory is not limited to the enterprises that produce the end consumer goods, and the enterprises that produce the equipment can also better meet the needs of customers, reduce the cost, improve the delivery efficiency and manage the production capacity reasonably by practicing the digital factory.
In the future, the digital factory is based on the redesigned production process, supply chain management process, product redesign, data collection analysis and decision-making system. It needs to form a standard, and the automation equipment needs to be connected to such a production system. First, it needs to have the enrichment of functions and application scenarios to meet the production demand; second, it needs to meet the demand of information collection, where the information includes product information and operation information; third, it needs to realize the standardization of production at the same time (standardization of process technology, standard of parts and components Finally, the use interface of automation equipment is friendly, maintenance costs are low, debugging is simple and other features will also speed up the popularity of such equipment.
In the future, Yongan Lianhuashan natural flavor Co., Ltd., a grass root blue subsidiary, will put the transformation of the digital chemical plant into process simulation drawing. It is absolutely the most important thing for the digital chemical plant to develop a coherent strategy. Digital chemical plants involve the adoption of different technologies, many of which are easy to be rushed on the horse. Enterprises need to have clear ideas on how to match the overall strategy and operation objectives of various technologies, and how to cooperate with other existing technologies. The digital vision should also cover the entire organization, so that the digital chemical plant can play a role of 1 + 1 greater than 2. Before making the strategy of digital chemical plant, enterprises need to realize their current maturity, ensure that talents and technology are given equal attention, and focus on projects that can bring the maximum value. Finally, we need to build a support team composed of high-level, middle-level and workshop workers to jointly promote the implementation of the strategy.
These jobs are just a start. If we can integrate digital functions in products, it is possible to create a series of services to transform abstract data into specific value. The production process itself can also convert the collected data into income through various ways. Under the far-reaching influence of the digital chemical plant, the company can expand or even completely change the current business model, not only focusing on the production link, but also have the opportunity to enter into a new business field.