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"Digital+" stirs up new momentum

Reporter Ke Jing and correspondent Lin Dan

From April 4 to 27, the 28th Digital China Construction Summit was held in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. Data released at the meeting showed that in 2022, the scale of China's digital economy will reach 50.2 trillion yuan, accounting for 41.5% of GDP.

General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed: "We must accelerate the construction of digital China, build a digital economy with data as the key element, and promote the integrated development of the real economy and the digital economy." "In recent years, China's development pulse has become stronger, and the effectiveness of digital technology in empowering the real economy has become increasingly prominent. Built into the world's largest and technologically leading network infrastructure and the world's largest online retail market, the core industry scale of the industrial Internet exceeds 1.2 trillion yuan, and a large number of new formats related to digitalization continue to emerge... Today, the digital economy supported by the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, etc. is gradually becoming a new driving force for China's steady growth and development.

1 "Intelligent manufacturing" leads——

More than 2100,<> high-level digital workshops and smart factories have been built across the country

In the factory of Sanmenxia Shentong Carbon Co., Ltd. in Henan Province, Zhang Weiguo, the general manager of the company, is wearing a work uniform and is staring at the constantly beating numbers on the big screen of the wisdom center, studying and judging the on-site production situation. The company's first-quarter sales revenue reached 1 million yuan, achieving a "good start" for the year.

As a traditional chemical enterprise, Sanmenxia Shentong Carbon Co., Ltd. has focused on the production of pre-baked anodes for electrolytic aluminum in the past 70 years of development. This product is made of petroleum coke as aggregate and coal pitch as binder. Before the intelligent transformation of the production process, the production process not only has high energy consumption and pollution, but also has low production efficiency and low profit.

"Because the environmental protection is not up to standard, the company is in a state of suspension for more than 4 months every year." In the face of difficulties, Sanmenxia Shentong Carbon chose intelligent manufacturing solutions. Transform and upgrade old production equipment, build a "5G+" smart factory, and incorporate environmental protection, fire protection, inspection and energy consumption into the smart management platform.

The use of "5G+" industrial monitoring equipment not only realizes the "parallel control" of safe production and efficient environmental monitoring, but also saves a lot of manpower and energy consumption costs for enterprises. "Natural gas consumption alone can save 56,5 yuan in costs and <>,<> yuan in labor costs per month." Zhang Weiguo said that in addition, the precise control of roasting temperature has directly improved production efficiency and product quality, and the product has been widely recognized, and the market competitiveness has been greatly enhanced.

In the digital era, how to accelerate the digital transformation of traditional industries and empower high-quality development with digitalization, informatization and intelligence is not only a problem faced by Sanmenxia Shentong Carbon Co., Ltd., but also a topic that many enterprises urgently need to complete. With the continuous development of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data, there are more and more intelligent manufacturing scenarios such as smart factories and unmanned workshops, and digitalization has upgraded the traditional manufacturing industry.

In the textile and garment industry, an old manufacturing industry, in the past, the production of materials mainly relied on experience, production management relied on paper and pens, and commodity manufacturing relied on workers' feet on sewing machines... But now in the workshop of the men's trouser manufacturer Jümuwang, there are no workers with needles and threads, and there is no traditional sewing machine, and the operator only needs to put the fabric into the machine platform to automatically sew the garment.

"The introduction of smart devices makes product quality more stable and efficiency doubled." Liu Jianliang, director of the manufacturing center of JOEONE Co., Ltd., said that through big data technology, the company's digital factory relies on the intelligent control system to realize the collaborative operation of automatic sewing unit and traditional process.

At the "Digital Brain, Achievement of Smart Enterprise" forum held concurrently with the Digital China Construction Summit, Chen Zilong, technical director of Unigroup Huazhi Enterprise, also used AI digital workshop as an example to vividly show how advanced technologies such as AI vision can reduce costs and increase efficiency for manufacturing enterprises. With the help of AI vision, the staff can "view the workshop on one screen, patrol the production line with one click, and trace the process in one yard". It takes 10 hours for the staff to view the video information minute by minute, and it only takes 1 minute for AI vision to lock on to the target. By associating production equipment codes and order data, you can quickly retrieve the production process video of problematic products afterwards. In this way, enterprises can quickly identify the crux of production, analyze and judge in time, and avoid losses.

At present, more and more traditional manufacturing industries in China have begun to embrace digitalization. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China has built more than 2100,209 high-level digital workshops and intelligent factories, of which 209 are demonstration benchmark factories, the effectiveness analysis of these 20 enterprises before and after intelligent transformation, it is found that after the transformation, the product development cycle of these factories is shortened by 7.34%, the production efficiency is increased by 8.27%, the defective product rate of products is reduced by 4.21%, and carbon emissions are reduced by 2.<>%.

2 Smart Retail——

Provide consumers with online and offline full-scenario sales services

During May Day, Chen Shan, who was traveling in Chengdu, Sichuan, took a fancy to a dress in a department store. "The Chengdu store doesn't have my size, but I found that the brand has it in the online store, so I immediately placed an order and sent it home the next day, which is so convenient!" Chen Shan said.

With your fingers and mobile phones, you can choose and buy your favorite products without leaving home. In recent years, visiting brand store APP has become a new way of shopping, and some people call it "smart retail". Through the use of the Internet and Internet of Things technology, the integration of physical stores and mobile phones, and then through big data to perceive consumption habits, predict consumption trends, guide manufacturing, this "smart retail" characterized by "goods + services" gradually enter the streets of the city, providing consumers with more diversified and personalized products and services.

Around 8 a.m., it's rush hour for work. Mr. Sui, who works near Jingyao Qiantan in Shanghai, walked into the convenience store, quickly selected a nutritious breakfast, and left the store directly.

"Take it and go", this unconscious payment shopping method comes from Shanghai Lawson convenience. In the shopping process of unconscious payment, consumers swipe their faces or scan the code before entering the store, and after selecting something, the system will automatically settle and deduct the payment, and the whole process does not require staff help or wait.

When asked about the experience brought by unconscious payment, Mr. Sui repeatedly said: "It's very convenient! Especially when I go to work in the morning, many traditional convenience stores are very crowded, and unmanned retail is very suitable for fast-paced urban people like me. ”

Mini program ordering, unmanned supermarkets, virtual reality (VR) fitting, live streaming and other scenarios all belong to the application category of "smart retail". "When I first started working as a shopping guide, I was fiddling with my clothes. Now in addition to going to work every day, I also need to sell goods live and match goods. "Lu Xiaobai is a shopping guide for a women's clothing brand. In the live broadcast event, she attracted many fans with her understanding of the brand and personalized matching, not only increasing online orders, but also directing traffic to offline stores.

Providing consumers with online and offline full-scenario sales services is becoming the consensus of many brick-and-mortar retail enterprises. "The effect of digitalization on physical shopping malls is very obvious." Practitioners generally believe that the "online" and "offline" of "smart retail" has never been a trade-off relationship. Through the promotion of digital platforms, brick-and-mortar retail enterprises have expanded their visibility, not only increasing the flow of customers to the store, increasing the transaction value, but also forming long-term interactive relationships with customers, so that enterprises are expected to transform ordinary consumers into loyal customers through optimized services.

Advances in digital technology in retail are providing better service to consumers, while massive data-driven data can help operators make better decisions.

As one of the leading enterprises in the retail industry, in recent years, Yonghui Supermarket has insisted on empowering the supply chain with technology, driving growth with digital, and promoting the integrated operation system of online and offline omni-channels. YHDOS is a full-link retail digital system independently developed by Yonghui, which integrates omni-channel procurement and sales coordination, operation, finance and other work, and can query key reports and business reports with one click, obtain intuitive business data through digital means, and improve the operational efficiency of managers.

Yonghui supermarket store staff said that since the digital transformation of the store, the work has become more convenient. Taking picking as an example, in the past, picking was a very "brain-burning" job, but now the staff only needs to complete order picking and commodity review of multiple online channels through a single system, and the error rate is very low.

3 Digital careers –

There are nearly 2 million jobs in China's digital economy

"For ordinary people, DingTalk may just be a tool for communication, but for me, it is necessary to build DingTalk background and functions to make it more convenient for everyone to use and achieve digital management." At Green Pepper Culture Creative Co., Ltd., Wu Yue described his work as a digital manager while giving examples.

How to build the personnel structure of the enterprise, and how to manage the "finances, materials and affairs" of the enterprise? Digital managers are like the CIOs of small and medium-sized enterprises, and the pain points and blocking points faced by enterprises in front-line work can often be "brightened" after their "clever hand" planning.

In September 2022, the "Occupational Classification Dictionary of the People's Republic of China (9 Edition)" added the "digital occupation" logo for the first time, identifying a total of 2022 digital occupations. In addition to digital managers, emerging professions with obvious digital characteristics, such as robot engineers, digital solution designers, and agricultural digital technicians, are among them, opening up new possibilities for job creation.

Zhuo Xian, Vice Minister of Development Strategy and Regional Economy of the Development Research Center of the State Council, pointed out that the current generation of new jobs and new occupations is related to the industrialization of the digital economy. It is estimated that nearly 2 million jobs in China's digital economy, accounting for 1/4 of the total employment population, which is equivalent to the total employment population of the United States and Germany. Not only that, the proportion of digital employment in China is still increasing, and the number of digital occupations is also increasing.

For the prospects of such digital craftsmen "rookies", Wu Yue said that he is more optimistic. "A company may need several digital managers to work with each other to complete the digital management work." He said that for individuals, this career is a new channel for promotion to corporate management and a new source of career development.

Also looking forward to the development of the digital economy is Li Zhen, a long-established robot engineering technician.

Li Zhen's daily work mainly revolves around robots, mainly involving product planning, scheme formulation, technical review, product design, etc. At last year's China International Digital Products Expo, the robot developed by Li Zhen's team made a stunning appearance and received a lot of praise.

As the "intelligent brain" behind the project, Li Zhen said that over the years, the robot manufacturing industry has had a greater influence, gradually entering the public's field of vision, and the popularity rate is getting higher and higher. The rapid development of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technology has also ushered in new development space for this industry. Li Zhen believes that the use of the Internet of Things to empower robots is the direction of future technology development.

Talent is the "chip" of the digital economy. Li Jinsheng, director of the Department of Professional and Technical Personnel Management of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, said that the innovation drive of the digital economy is essentially talent-driven, and the key to promoting digital industrialization and industrial digitalization lies in talents.

In the face of the new requirements for digital skills talents put forward by the development of the digital industry, many places have explored talent training channels through various ways. Hebei Province issued the implementation plan for the cultivation of technical skills talents in the field of digital economy, and proposed to implement standardized training, socialized evaluation and project-based management around new occupations in the field of digital technology such as intelligent manufacturing, blockchain, and big data engineering and technical personnel. Jiangsu Province has formulated a digital economy talent development plan, implemented the digital economy outstanding engineer career pilot project, and planned to train 1000,<> outstanding digital economy engineers every year. Focusing on key areas of digital economy development such as new energy and intelligent networked vehicles, artificial intelligence, and big data, Chongqing has implemented the "Chongqing Talent Program" and "Hongyan Plan" to further promote the breakthrough of core technologies and the development of industrial clusters in the digital industry...

In the spring of the digital era, digital talents, like living water at the source, are increasingly becoming the backbone of driving the development of China's digital economy and opening a new chapter in the construction of digital China. (China Discipline Inspection and Supervision News)