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

Recently, "the first Internet + aluminum industry development summit forum" was held in Shanghai, nearly ten domestic and foreign aluminum industry experts and Internet experts gathered, respectively, from the use of resources, aluminum industry development, the Internet and aluminum industry three links on the supply-side structural reform, resource recycling, the Internet to help the development of aluminum industry and other aspects More than 300 domestic and foreign government representatives, aluminum industry experts and scholars and aluminum industry upstream and downstream enterprises participated in the discussion.

Solving aluminum overcapacity with supply-side structural reform

The problem of overcapacity is still one of the most prominent problems in China's aluminum industry and even the world's aluminum industry. How to solve the problem of overcapacity in the aluminum industry, the vice president of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, literature Jun believes that the supply-side structural reform of the aluminum industry is in accordance with the principle of meeting domestic demand, strictly control the new production capacity of electrolytic aluminum, cultivate the market, guide consumption, increase the effective supply, and continuously expand the application of aluminum.

Why talk about the supply side but always advocate the expansion of consumption, literature army said, consumption and supply is a key point of two aspects, for the upstream is supply, for the downstream is consumption.

On the supply side, according to preliminary statistics, as of the end of April 2017, the country's total electrolytic aluminum production capacity of 41.02 million tons (excluding the 1.23 million tons permanently shut down in 2016). Among them, 37.75 million tons of operating capacity and 3.27 million tons of temporary shutdown. There is also more than 7 million tons of capacity under construction. Therefore, the top priority of the aluminum industry is first of all to hold the strict control of new electrolytic aluminum production capacity this "bull's nose", reduce the cost of competition; secondly, constantly reduce energy and raw material consumption, clean production; third, strengthen technological innovation, increase effective supply; fourth, accelerate the pace of mergers and acquisitions, optimize the productivity layout; and finally to regulate Export order, and actively respond to international trade friction.

In the demand side, the aluminum industry overcapacity and other industries there are certain differences, it seems that the peak of consumption of the aluminum industry has not yet arrived, still has a lot of room for growth, at the same time, aluminum's excellent performance and price advantage in many areas more competitive. Therefore, it is especially important to cultivate the market and guide consumption. At the same time should strengthen upstream and downstream cooperation, together with technical and application research, accelerate the development of new application standards research and development; Secondly, for the user to provide the best value for money products as a guiding principle, continue to expand the application of aluminum.

For many years, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association has been committed to expanding the application of aluminum and promoting the consumption of aluminum. 2012, began to promote the "aluminum instead of steel" in the field of transportation, "aluminum and copper" in the field of electricity, and "aluminum and wood" in the field of construction. "In 2017, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association will continue to promote the application of aluminum industry in more fields, such as aluminum furniture and aluminum air battery scale application and development.

The level of integration of two in the non-ferrous industry needs to be improved

Zhang Jian, director of the Internet Economy Research Office of the State Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, proposed that the current level of integration of non-ferrous metals industry and large enterprises are less ready for intelligent manufacturing than other industries, deepen and promote the industry and the Internet integration and innovation development is to promote the sustainable economic development of non-ferrous metals industry urgent needs.

"The level of equipment and process informatization is a key link to enhance product innovation, improve product quality and ensure optimal control of the production process." Zhang Jian said. In the new economic normal, the traditional "troika" to drive the economy has changed, the traditional kinetic energy to new kinetic energy succession conversion has become an urgent need for economic development. To this end, the state has introduced a series of relevant policies and made it clear that the manufacturing industry is the main body of the national economy and the key link and main battlefield for the implementation of "Internet+".

In recent years, with the rapid development of the level of information technology, enterprises are increasingly dependent on new processes, new procedures, new equipment and new technologies supported by information technology in terms of product innovation, and the penetration rate of basic automation in the main production processes and procedures is close to 100%. Information technology is also being integrated into all aspects of production, operation, management and marketing in the non-ferrous metals industry, becoming an endogenous element of industrial equipment, industrial capacity, industrial quality and industrial activities in the non-ferrous metals industry, and promoting a significant increase in the level of refinement and intensive management of the industry, improving the timeliness, efficiency and science of corporate decision-making.

How to promote the non-ferrous metals industry and the Internet integration and innovation development? Zhang Jian suggested that the platform-based transformation should be taken as an important entry point for the current transformation of economic development and industrial structure upgrading, so that the scale, standardization and specialization of the traditional industrial economy can be transformed to the personalization, dynamism and collaboration of the digital economy, and reach a rapid response to the digital economy era as the core of the customization and sharing economy.

"In this process, it is necessary to promote the simultaneous upgrading of subjects, activity objects and basic resource conditions, relying on the platform, to realize the transaction of products and promote the transaction of R&D and design capabilities, measurement and testing capabilities, manufacturing capabilities and logistics capabilities." He said.

Eventually realize the accurate matching of supply and demand, promote the "push" supply chain to "pull" supply chain transformation, to enhance the sustained economic growth momentum, promote the non-ferrous metal industry production mode and organizational changes, enhance the innovation ability and creative vitality of enterprises. The level of social productivity to achieve an overall leap. Zhang Jian said.

The era of "hundred industries touching the network" has come

"In the national policy and the 'Internet +' wave, the whole Chinese economic market has been towards the 'hundred industry touch network' era, and the depth of integration of aluminum industry + Internet is also moving forward, gradually perfect and mature. " Aluminum group network general manager Zhou Yufeng said.

At present, China's Internet environment has matured, and the service concept of Internet+industry has gradually penetrated into people's lives. With the country promoting energy and resource-saving society construction increasing, the application of aluminum in automobile lightweight, high-speed rail, aerospace and other fields is gradually increasing, "to aluminum to save copper" "to aluminum to save wood" "to aluminum instead of steel "The application of expanding, aluminum consumption will also continue to grow. At the same time, the aluminum industry in the possession of resources, per capita consumption and other aspects of China and developed countries still exists a certain gap, aluminum products application areas and market space still exists a large potential.

How to promote the integration of the Internet and aluminum industry, Zhou Yufeng suggested that, first of all, the integration industry needs a perfect credit system to achieve effective resource docking; secondly, when the information, transactions to achieve synergy, more demand then emerged, will be from the vertical industry information provision platform to the whole industry chain service platform upgrade; third, should pay attention to the new round of Internet competition is no longer just a single competition, but the industry chain and Third, it should be noted that the new round of Internet competition is no longer just a single competition, but the competition of industry chain and ecosystem.