The number catches up with Haier, Midea adds 2 global “lighthouse factories”, boe is newly selected

2022-06-11 0 By

In 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF), in collaboration with McKinsey, launched the Global Beacon Network initiative, which aims to provide a globally recognized roll-out acceleration platform for the massive digital transformation of manufacturing.The latest report, The Global Lighthouse Network: A Practical Guide to The Transformation of Responsible Industries, was released on 30 March 2022, announcing the addition of 13 new facilities to its global lighthouse network and three selected as new “Sustainable Lighthouse Factories” for their breakthroughs in the area of sustainability.To date, the global lighthouse Network has 103 members, six of whom have been named sustainable beacons.The number of lighthouse factories from China rose to 37.In addition to sustainability and productivity, 13 of McKinsey’s newly selected lighthouse factories have created significant value in key performance indicators such as agility, speed to market, batch reduction, on-time delivery and customization.The lighthouse Network’s latest call for manufacturers to prioritise the protection of the planet and people by driving the large-scale transformation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the help of six core elements, with sustainability and employee engagement at its core.The three new sustainable Beacon plants include Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Cork), Schneider Electric (Levudeleuil) and Western Digital (Penang).The 13 new lighthouse factories are from 3 in Europe and 10 in Asia, of which 6 are from China, namely BOE Technology Group (Fuzhou), Bosch (Changsha), Haier (Zhengzhou), Midea (Jingzhou), Midea (Hefei) and Procter & Gamble (Guangzhou).For the first time in Beijing east, with the introduction of the fuzhou factory is widely used in the fully automated production system and advanced artificial intelligence analysis technology, strive to achieve the most outstanding product quality, equipment, energy efficiency and sustainability, without a major capital investment, shorten new product ramp up period by 43%, would reduce unit cost by 34%,And increased production by 30%.Introduction to beauty, beauty (jingzhou) due to the change of consumer expectations and increasingly complex products, the factory has 30 years history of jingzhou mass introduced flexible automation, Internet and artificial intelligence technology, to change the manufacturing system, thus raised Labour productivity by 52%, production cycle is shortened by 25%,Public resource consumption per unit of product has been reduced by 20%.Beauty (hefei) in order to meet the needs of the domestic high-end market and overseas market expansion needs, washing machine co., LTD. Hefei beauty in artificial intelligence is widely deployed by the entire end-to-end value chain and the Internet of things technology, to improve the response speed and efficiency of the supply chain, will eventually order delivery time shortened by 56%, the customer report the defect rate was reduced by 36%,Labour productivity increased by 45 per cent.In order to respond to the rapidly growing market demand for water heaters and meet the increasing requirements for high-end products and services, Haier Zhengzhou Plant uses big data, 5G edge computing and ultra broadband solutions to establish closer ties with suppliers, factories and customers.Increased order response speed by 25%, production efficiency by 31% and product quality by 26% in 2020-2021.Foxconn has the largest number of lighthouse factories in the world with four, followed by Haier with three.After this addition, midea and Haier both have 4 companies in hand, ranking first with Foxconn. It is believed that this will increase the confidence of home appliance enterprises in carrying out the lighthouse factory project, and will also promote more enterprises to realize digital intelligent and sustainable development with the lighthouse factory as the goal.Source: World Economic Forum, McKinsey + Industrial Innovation Promotion Platform