2017 Smart Factory Recognition Seminar
  • Date  : OCT 24 (Tue), 2017
  • Time : 14:00 – 17:00
  • Location : Anyang Creation Economic Convergence Center (A-cube), Anyang, Korea
  • Organizer : Anyang Creation Industry Promotion Agency
  • Contact : Anyang Creative Creation Agency
  • Presenter : Professor Kim, Vice Chairman of Korea ICT Convergence Network /Kang Hakju, CEO of ulalaLAB /Kim Dong-oh, CEO of BMT

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2017 Smart Factory Recognition Seminar

“Smart Factory Solutions” is an increasingly popular buzz term recently. SyncusTech has kept in line with this trend by actively studying and participating in projects in a variety of fields. In particular, SyncusTech has focused on the development and manufacturing of main boards, which are at the core of industrial equipment, and in line with the prevailing trend. Our energy is concentrated on developing in-house ODM smart factory solutions and customizing our products to meet a wide range of technical requirements. To that end, we attended the Anyang Creation Industry Promotion Agency’s seminar in order to be introduced to new ideas and insights as to where small businesses will steer in their quest to construct smart factories.

INDUSTRY 4.0 AND SMART FACTORY Misunderstandings VS Explanation

Misunderstandings about Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories

It is aimed only at automation to improve productivity and resource efficiency.

The goal is to reduce manpower through automation.

Smart Factories means smarter factories.

You can build tens of thousands of smart factories right now.

Industry 4.0 implementation is an individual enterprise strategy.

It is a simple functional strategy, like an IT or production strategy.

It is applicable to all countries, all industries, and all companies.

※ Source
Direction of smart factory suitable for small company in Korea, Professor Kim(Vice Chairman of Korea ICT Convergence Network)

Explanation for Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories

It aim is decentralization, autonomy, and networked production system.

The goal is to provide customized products to customers.

All data in the manufacturing process is supported by IT.

Large scale development in Germany to be completed in 2035.

It is not an individual corporate strategy, but a cross-enterprise ecosystem strategy.

It involves the pursuit of new forms of inter-company cooperation.

It should be carried out with consideration of the environment and the competence of the company.

The reality of Smart Factory in Korea

Difference of Industry 4.0 and 3.0

※ Source
Direction of smart factory suitable for small company in Korea,
Professor Kim(Vice Chairman of Korea ICT Convergence Network)

  • At the seminar, Professor Kim Eun posited that current domestic small businesses have mostly only entered Industry 1.0-2.0. Those businesses also face the difficult decision of whether upon constructing Industry 3.0, they should gradually implement Industry 4.0 or jump directly into it.
  • In Industry 3.0, IoT and big data plays a central role in mass production: the IoT is utilized to collect all field data, and big data is utilized to manage yield for manufactured products.
  • In Industry 4.0, cost efficiencies can be achieved alongside personalized product differentiation. This is done by virtue of AI-based CPS, facilities are decentralized and able to work autonomously, with machines self-communicating. Products can then be monitored remotely, and manufactured at a mass scale unit cost.

Goal of Industry 4.0

※ Source
Direction of smart factory suitable for small company in Korea,
Professor Kim(Vice Chairman of Korea ICT Convergence Network)

  • According to Professor Kim, the present smart factory strategies of process improvement and automation doesn’t suit the realities of the domestic situation. He criticized the present government harshly, emphasizing the need to recognize that in the market for mass produced products, low-cost products stand little chance of winning against the competition in China.
  • In particular, he referred to the strategy currently pursued according to a government policy. It is geared to increasing the “Smart Factory” aspect of Korean’s small businesses. He commented that hasty implementation can only lead to rigid and uniform automation.

What is a Smart Factory of True Responsibility?

The customer role in the four paradigms

※ Source
BITKOM/Fraunhofer IAO, 2014, 30p

  • In the past, products were created by craftsmen and tailored to each individual needs. Due to the industrial revolution, mass production and standardized products had flooded the market, and as a result, an individual’s needs are neglected.
  • In recent years, to supply individually tailored products, mass production of small items was converted to lower quantities of multiple items. Thus, a manufacturing environment was created where optional changes could be made over the course of production. However, there were many restrictions and inefficiencies in time and cost.
  • Recently developing manufacturing innovations, i.e. Smart Factory, are aimed at producing individualized products by factory automation, as previously only done in mass production. In other words, its goal is to build a system whereby ODM products tailored to individual needs can be supplied at mass production prices via factory process automation.

Industry 4.0, dual strategy and stakeholders

※ Source
Korean (2010) “The Global Manufacturing Revolution”

  • Germany is regarded as one of the leaders in Industry 4.0, and there a snowballing cycle is starting by means of a dual strategy. If the final products are tailored to individual needs and at a reasonable price, demand for such products will increase, and more products are ordered.
  • Industry 4.0 in Germany is not simply aimed at factory automation, but also pursues a thorough and well-planned long-term strategy. Product differentiation can create a snowballing cycle for the overall structure of the industry, whereby end-product demand is increased, as is demand for equipment designed to build such a system.
  • SyncusTech focuses its energies on realizing that ideal structure through the ODM Smart Factory solutions that are suitable for the reality of the manufacturing industry in Korea. SyncusTech develops smart factory solution ODM products that can be supplied at mass production prices.

2017 Smart Factory Recognition Seminar