NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At 9:00 January 16th Tokyo time, “Hello, China Mode is coming” popped up on four giant screens of Tokyo Shibuya Business District; at 13:30 January 17th, the China, JAPAN and South Korea Leading Enterprise Manufacturing Innovation Summit Forum of the 47th NEPCON JAPAN was convened, and Haier as the only representative of Chinese enterprises introduced the “Mass Customization Mode” to the representatives of Toyota, Sony, Fujitsu and more than 500 major companies. According to industrial insiders, this is the first time in the history of the Japanese industry to embrace the “China Mode,” which has triggered a “new industrial trend of thoughts.”
“China Mode” refers to the Haier COSMOPlat mass customization mode. Neither inefficient production of handicraft workshops, nor offering of modules for users to purchase, it allows users to get involved in the whole process, and enjoy the value of the whole life cycle. On the scene, the “China Mode” brought new thoughts for the Japanese industry.
As the era changes, Japanese industry also expects to learn wisdom from the “China Mode.” According to statistics of Japan Association Corporate Executives, the Japanese manufacturing industry which ranked the 2nd for global labor productivity, only next to the United States in 2000, has now dropped to the 11th. Representative Director of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives warned, “We must deeply recognize the reality of Japanese enterprise management degradation, and make changes with the aid of others.”
On the subject of industrial upgrading, Germany, the United States and Japan have made tremendous explorations. Nevertheless, at the end of 2017, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) Nescom adopted a General Standard Proposal for Mass Customization initiated by China Haier, to promote “China Mode” as “the world’s new industrial mode.”
The fundamental reason for its standing-out from strong industrial powers lies in that China has pinpointed the “purpose” of this revolution -- to create a better life for users. In other words, COSMOPlat’s maximum value is to introduce the largest and most important “variable” of “users” to the global industrial system.
So far, Haier COSMOPlat has been copied to 12 industries in 20 countries, and the world manufacturing is stepping into the “China era,” to be followed by “Europe and America era,” “Japan and South Korea era.”