Huawei is manufacturing with digitalisation & intelligence

Leadership at Huawei utilises the power of digital transformation & leverages ICT products to help manufacturers accelerate digitalisation & intelligence

Huawei Enterprise Business Group is one of the business groups of Huawei. Since it was founded in 2011, it has maintained steady growth and earned the respect of customers and partners worldwide for its services. A decade after its creation, 267 Fortune Global 500 companies and over 700 cities have chosen Huawei as their preferred digital transformation partner. The company is present in a variety of industries, including government services, transportation, finance, energy and manufacturing, etc. Huawei's exploration of the future for industrial digital transformation focuses on three perspectives: Scenarios, Models and Ecosystems.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. The company has 207,000 employees and operates in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Huawei Connect 2023 took place in Shanghai 20th - 22nd September. Led by Huawei’s understanding of the latest breakthroughs in digital transformation and the manufacturing industry, guests explored topics including smart finance, energy infrastructure, inclusivity, cost-effective cloud management and more.  

"Huawei has been innovating in products and solutions, accumulating experience and practices as a manufacturing enterprise, and keeping to the concept of collaboration for shared success," said Liu Chao, CEO of Huawei's Manufacturing and Large Enterprises BU. "We are working with manufacturing and large enterprise customers to bring intelligent transformation to the next level, from intelligent ICT infrastructure, to intelligent business scenarios including R&D, production, supply, and sales, and now to intelligent products."

Here, we look at three examples which show Huawei’s sense of strong leadership and its understanding of digital transformation.

The expandable potential in digital transformation at Huawei

Digital transformation is essential for development in any enterprise. Throughout COVID-19, it became integral for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector as staff worked from home during the most trying period of their career. However, the digital transformation journey has been interrupted by high costs, a slow return on investment, the skill shortage and a range of technical difficulties.

Joining hands with Huawei, high-tech pharmaceutical packaging material manufacturer Jiangsu Hualan New Pharmaceutical Material Co., Ltd constructed the Hualan & Huawei Lighthouse Digital Factory, which aims to utilise big data and IoT to make manufacturing production safer, sustainable and more efficient.

Huawei’s goal is to entrench energy and cost-efficiency across its operations and management of Hualan NPM. Key features installed at the Hualan & Huawei Lighthouse Digital Factory to accomplish this include:

  • Big data, which provides human-machine collaboration capabilities. This can be used to collect quality-related data in real time, enhance layout plans, identify faults, schedule maintenance, analysis and decision-making
  • 56 process parameters across its production metric system which can streamline operation management through a simple barcode
  • Utility records, energy efficiency visualisations, energy consumption anomaly alarms, lifecycle carbon footprint records and carbon asset reports can be digitised with smart metres and a conferencing system. 

Huawei helps the manufacturing industry accelerate digitalisation and intelligence

Huawei has a hand in telecommunications, consumer electronics, solar panels - and now, as a result of partnering with drinks producer Moutai, even wine production. In its Huawei X Moutai: “Smart Moutai” Wine Production, Huawei has managed to digitalise the traditional manufacturing process of Baijiu, a decades-old distilled Chinese liquor, together with the Moutai market leader Kweichow Moutai.

The traditional process of making Moutai takes five years in a closely monitored storage environment, which changes with the seasons to prevent temperature alterations. The wine is distilled nine times over, then filtered for eight rounds and finally fermented seven times.  Most of this work is completed by workers, which is complex and labour-intensive.

In order to guarantee zero errors during the production process, Moutai teamed up with Huawei to construct new infrastructure that is less laborious for Moutai winemakers and, by using Huawei technologies, including 5G and cloud computing, to develop industrial internet platforms to support secure wine storage.

This new system reinforces emergency response management, fire prevention and administrative operation management, which tightens warehouse control and reduces the possibility of manual errors.

One bottle of Moutai sells for several hundred dollars apiece. However, one bottle of vintage Moutai could be fairly exchanged for a classic car, perhaps even a BYD... 

BYD is the world's third-biggest car manufacturer, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It is the world's fastest growing electric vehicle manufacturer and the BYD team knows that it needs to migrate design, Research & Development and application systems onto the cloud in order to reach its full potential. Terminals will also be required to connect to the BYD network, with additional production line terminals requiring wireless access. 

The volume of network devices is on the rise and as a result, huge pressure is being placed on manual O&M. Such changes are an enormous challenge to BYD's campus network infrastructure and BYD’s team knows that it needs to advance its network infrastructure. Out of a desire for greater efficiency, better competitiveness and NEV sustainability, Huawei's high-quality 10 Gbps CloudCampus and high-connectivity CloudFabric solutions were chosen. 

Key features of Huawei’s 10 Gbps campus network include:

10GE for wired terminals strengthens on-demand network support

This is designed to meet the various needs of different devices and ensure touch-free terminal access and free mobility.

High-density 10GE aggregation and 100GE core increase accessibility

These have a bandwidth strong enough to connect more devices and support up to 300,000 BYD users.

iMaster NCE-Campus

The iMaster NCE-Campus is able to automatically scan more than 9,000 network devices used by BYD, across a network of 70 campuses in five regions nationwide. This will improve network O&M efficiency by 48% and lead to 60% fewer complaints against network faults.

Huawei consistently transforms labour-intensive production lines through the adoption of an ultra-broadband network to ensure ultra-high speed wired bearing, to meet the ever-increasing service requirements of modern manufacturers.

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