Photo taken in 2000 (Toys manufacturer in Dunguan, PRC)
After glimpsed survey results and Obama's news, I find that manufacturing job loss is similar situation both in USA and Hong Kong. So that this article entitled "Manufacturing Revitalization". We need Smart Manufacturing, which is defined as "the integration of network-based data and information that provides real-time understanding, reasoning, planning, management and related decision making of all aspects of a manufacturing and supply chain enterprise." Smart Manufacturing could be integrated Big Data analysis, Internet for real-time communication and supply chain management, indicating the nature of Internet of Things (IoT).
The key development in IoT included:
i) breakthrough the core technology
ii) Integrated the supply chain
iii) Established the related standard
iv) Training and developing talent pool
Prof. Iizuka (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo) had gave a talk to HKSQ named "Quality Management makes people and organization SMARTER" on 26 Nov 2013. The smartness was defined to have four abilities included "Purpose-oriented", "Cause and effect", "Essence" and "Learning". He concluded that Smartness factors were very closed to Quality approach. Moreover, TQM was an excellent management tool for organizational improvement and innovation.
Photo taken in 2013 (Domestic Product manufacturer in Dunguan, PRC)
The trend of advance manufacturing is obviously, like Hong Kong Science Park, that technology developing direction will focus on IoT, 3D printing and 3D IC technology.
Obama Announces Institute to Create Manufacturing Jobs - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/us/politics/obama.html?_r=0
“The development opportunity of Ubiquitous Network / The Internet of Things” in Briefing Session on ICT Standards – Mainland and Hong Kong (Part 2) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2010/11/briefing-session-on-ict-standards_05.html
Quality Management makes people and organization SMARTER - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2013/11/quality-management-makes-people-and.html
Conference on 3D-IC: Market, Technology & Applications - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2012/08/conference-on-3d-ic-market-technology.html
Symposium on High-performance and Emerging Technologies - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2013/08/symposium-on-high-performance-and.html