Internet will become a new driving force for the development of aluminum industry

2018-04-15 10:50

Recently, the "First Internet plus Aluminum Industry Development Summit Forum" was held in Shanghai, where nearly ten domestic and foreign aluminum experts and Internet celebrities gathered to discuss supply side structural reform, resource recycling, and Internet assisted aluminum industry development from three aspects of resource utilization, aluminum industry development, and the Internet and aluminum industry. More than 300 government representatives at home and abroad Experts and scholars in the aluminum industry and upstream and downstream enterprises in the aluminum industry participated.
Resolving aluminum overcapacity through supply-side structural reform
The issue of overcapacity is still one of the most prominent issues in China's aluminum industry and even the world's aluminum industry. How to solve the problem of overcapacity in the aluminum industry, Wen Jun, Vice President of the China Non ferrous Metals Industry Association, believes that the supply-side structural reform of the aluminum industry is to strictly control the new production capacity of electrolytic aluminum, cultivate the market, guide consumption, increase effective supply, and continuously expand the application of aluminum in accordance with the principle of focusing on meeting domestic demand.
Why should we always advocate expanding consumption when it comes to the supply side? According to the literature, consumption and supply are two aspects of a key point, namely, supply for the upstream and consumption for the downstream.
On the supply side, according to preliminary statistics, as of the end of April 2017, the total capacity of electrolytic aluminum nationwide was 410.2 million tons (excluding 1.23 million tons that were permanently shut down in 2016). Among them, the operating capacity is 37.75 million tons, and the temporary shutdown is 3.27 million tons. In addition, there are more than 7 million tons of production capacity under construction. Therefore, the top priority of the aluminum industry is to strictly control the new electrolytic aluminum production capacity and reduce competitive costs; Secondly, continuously reduce energy and raw material consumption to achieve cleaner production; Third, strengthen technological innovation and increase effective supply; Fourth, accelerate the pace of mergers and acquisitions, optimize the layout of productivity; Finally, it is necessary to standardize the export order and actively respond to international trade frictions.
On the demand side, there is a certain difference between the overcapacity of the aluminum industry and other industries. Currently, it seems that the consumption peak of the aluminum industry has not yet arrived, and there is still great room for growth. At the same time, the excellent performance and price advantages of aluminum are more competitive in many fields. Therefore, cultivating markets and guiding consumption are particularly important. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen upstream and downstream cooperation, jointly carry out technical and application research, and accelerate the formulation of new application standards; Secondly, the guiding ideology is to provide users with products with the best cost performance ratio, and continue to expand the application of aluminum.
For many years, the China Non ferrous Metals Industry Association has been committed to expanding the application of aluminum and promoting aluminum consumption. Since 2012, the promotion of "replacing steel with aluminum" in the transportation field, "saving copper with aluminum" in the electric power field, and "saving wood with aluminum" and "replacing steel with aluminum" in the construction field has achieved good results. In 2017, the China Non ferrous Metals Industry Association will continue to promote the application and development of the aluminum industry in more fields, such as large-scale applications and development of aluminum furniture and aluminum air batteries.
The level of integration of industrialization and industrialization in the nonferrous industry needs to be improved urgently
Zhang Jian, Director of the Internet Economy Research Office of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, proposed that the current level of integration of industrialization and industrialization in the nonferrous metal industry and the readiness of large-scale enterprises for intelligent manufacturing are lower than those of other industries. Deepening and promoting the integration and innovative development of the industry and the Internet is an urgent need to promote the sustainable development of the economy of the nonferrous metal industry.
"The level of equipment and process informatization is a key link in improving product innovation capabilities, improving product quality, and ensuring optimal control of production processes," said Zhang Jian. Under the new economic normal, the traditional "troika" approach to driving the economy has changed, and the continuous transformation of traditional kinetic energy to new kinetic energy has become an urgent need for economic development. To this end, the country has issued a series of relevant policies, and made it clear that manufacturing is the main body of the national economy, the key link and the main battlefield for the implementation of "Internet plus".
In recent years, with the rapid development of information technology, enterprises are increasingly relying on new processes, new processes, new equipment, and new technologies supported by information technology in terms of product innovation capabilities. The application penetration rate of enterprise basic automation in major production processes and processes has approached 100%. Information technology is also being integrated into all aspects of the production, operation, management, and marketing of the nonferrous metal industry, becoming an endogenous element of industrial equipment, industrial capabilities, industrial quality, and industrial activities in the nonferrous metal industry. It has also promoted the refinement and intensive management level of the industry, and improved the timeliness, efficiency, and scientificity of enterprise decision-making.
How to promote the integrated and innovative development of the nonferrous metal industry and the Internet? Zhang Jian suggested that the platform transformation should be taken as an important entry point for the transformation of the current economic development mode and the upgrading of industrial structure, so as to transform the traditional industrial economy from scale, standardization, and specialization to the personalized, dynamic, and collaborative transformation of the digital economy, and achieve a rapid response to the customized economy and sharing economy centered in the era of the digital economy.
"In this process, it is necessary to promote the synchronous upgrading of the main body, activity objects, and basic resource conditions, rely on the platform to achieve product transactions, and promote the transaction of research and development and design capabilities, measurement and testing capabilities, manufacturing capabilities, and logistics capabilities." He said.
Ultimately, we will achieve a precise match between supply and demand, promote the transformation from a "push" supply chain to a "pull" supply chain, enhance the driving force for sustained economic growth, promote the transformation of the production mode and organizational mode of the nonferrous metal industry, enhance the innovation ability and creativity of enterprises, and achieve an overall leap in the level of social productivity. Zhang Jian said.
The era of "100 industries touch the net" has arrived
"Driven by national policies and the wave of 'Internet plus', the entire Chinese economic market has moved towards the era of' 100 industries accessing the Internet ', and the deep integration of aluminum industry and the Internet is also moving forward, gradually improving and maturing." Zhou Yufeng, general manager of Aluminum Group, said.
At present, China's Internet environment has matured, and the service concept of Internet plus industry has gradually penetrated into people's lives. With the increasing efforts of the country to promote the construction of an energy and resource saving society, the application of aluminum in the fields of automotive lightweight, high-speed rail, aerospace, and other fields is gradually increasing. The application of "saving copper with aluminum", "saving wood with aluminum", and "replacing steel with aluminum" continues to expand, and aluminum consumption will continue to grow. At the same time, there is still a certain gap between China and developed countries in terms of resource ownership and per capita consumption in the aluminum industry, and there is still great potential for the application field and market space of aluminum products.
How to promote the integration of the Internet and the aluminum industry? Zhou Yufeng suggested that, first of all, the integration industry needs a complete credit system to achieve effective resource docking; Secondly, as information and transactions achieve synergy, more needs emerge, upgrading from a vertical industry information delivery platform to a service platform throughout the industry chain; Third, it should be noted that the new round of Internet competition is no longer just a single competition, but a competition between the industrial chain and the ecosystem.