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About innovation, these textile companies use "three magic weapons" to achieve transformation
In recent years, various industries throughout the country have been emphasizing innovation. Some people think that innovation is a commonplace. Why do we emphasize innovation? There are still many things that you and I do not know about innovation.
The “2017 Global Innovation Index GII” released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ranks 22nd in China, which is 3 places higher than last year. It is the highest ranking in history. The top ranked countries are Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Singapore, Finland, Germany, Ireland, South Korea, Luxembourg, Iceland, Japan, France, and Israel. The National Innovation Index 2016-2017 published by the China Academy of Science and Technology Development Strategy ranked No. 17 in China, which is one place higher than last year and also the best in history.
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Minister Miao Wei once pointed out that China ranks third in the four-tier echelon of global manufacturing. The first echelon is a global science and technology innovation center led by the United States; the second echelon is the high-end manufacturing field, including the European Union and Japan; The third tier is the low-end manufacturing sector, mainly emerging countries, including China. Moreover, this pattern cannot be fundamentally changed in a short period of time. To become a powerful country, it is necessary to work hard for at least another 30 years.
On the road to mass innovation, the textile industry cannot fall behind. Nowadays, the textile industry has entered a new stage of high-quality development. However, many companies have not yet found a reasonable path for how to encourage innovation and enhance the ability of independent innovation. To this end, three companies with little success in innovation talked about their experiences in order to bring new inspiration to their peers.
Wuxi First Cotton: "Change Pattern" Act
With the acceleration of the transformation process of textile companies' old and new kinetic energy, new equipment emerged in an endless stream, reshaping the industrial structure. In recent years, Wuxi Yimian Textile Group Co., Ltd. has persisted in advancing intelligent manufacturing. In addition to the machine, only a few people in the spinning workshop of the company's spinning workshop are engaged in inspections and simple operations. It is totally a “what is rare, but it smells Machine humming" screen.
“Since the past, the textile industry has been considered by many to be a traditional industry with 'low-end, low-efficiency, and excess production capacity.' In my opinion, the more traditional industries are, the more vital they are.” Wuxi Yimian Chairman and Party Committee Zhou Yu, the secretary, said that in the past two years, Wuxi First Cotton plans to continue to strengthen its technical reform work in order to achieve the goal of 5 to 8 people per 10,000 spindles and reach the world's most advanced level.
However, the "smart manufacturing" of Wuxi No. 1 Cotton is not only a simple "machine substitution". The proper handling of human-computer relations is also the key to changing the existing employment pattern of enterprises. Wuxi First Cotton recognizes that in the face of the replacement of employees, the company needs to focus on enhancing the attractiveness of the new generation of employees and exploring a reasonable human-machine collaboration model.
Li Lan, a graduate of Jiangnan University, said: “The demand for first-line operators in Wuxi has been decreasing year after year. At the same time, there is an increasing demand for high-end talent with professional knowledge and skills in equipment maintenance and technology research and development.” The development of intelligent manufacturing in Wuxi City has made a great impact on the original employment methods of enterprises. The machinery and equipment after technological transformation have higher accuracy and stability than people, which will inevitably eliminate some backward positions and extrude them. Part of the labor force, Wuxi No. 1 Cotton can study and solve the problem of “what can the machine do, what staff is more suitable for the task”, thus cultivating the machine irreplaceable labor force.
Hengli Chemical Fiber: "Material Rewards" Act
Not long ago, Chen Dewei, an engineer at the POY workshop in Zone A of Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., received a bonus of 10,000 yuan from the company. This is a special bonus for the company to innovate inventions for employees. At Hengli, there are many employees who like innovative inventions like Chen Dewei. Why are employees of Hengli Chemical Fiber so keen to contribute to innovation and development of the company?
In addition to its mature technology level, it is even more important that the company adopts a series of incentive mechanisms that motivate employees to use their innovative spirit.
“Our company attaches great importance to training employees' ability of independent innovation. I am very fond of hands-on practice. With the support of enterprises, I have more confidence in the work of innovation and invention.” According to Chen Dewei, the invention that their team authorized The patent name is “a hollow plus “U” shaped polyester tensile textured yarn and its preparation method”. Compared with the previous solid silk, this newly developed U-shaped hollow filament has light weight, heat preservation, moisture absorption and quick drying, etc. A variety of characteristics, more suitable for weaving into sports, thermal insulation fabrics.
With the support of policies, the company’s patent-pending staff emerged in an endless stream. Tang Fangming, director of Hengli Chemical Fiber Enterprise Management Office, said: “In order to encourage more workshop technicians to focus on innovation and to innovate more, starting from last year, the number of patent years granted that year was 5 For the inventor and the above, the company also set up a special award for outstanding contribution to patent applications for extra rewards.
Luo Kaimin, an engineer at Hengli Chemical Fiber Filament E, got this bonus. In 2017, he authorized six utility model patents such as “a spinnerette fixture”. Luo Kaimin's hobby is playing chess. He likes to use his brain. He is also good at observing and exploring in the workshop. "I see that some tools are inefficient, and I wonder if there is a better way to invent a more efficient tool?" said Luo Kaimin. "The previous device only had one spinneret at a time." A spinneret fixing device can clamp a row of spinnerets at the same time, and it can be as many as six or seven as needed, which greatly improves the production efficiency."
Suss shares: "using external force" method
In order to enhance the company's ability to independently innovate and create an innovative technical talent team, Jiangsu Susi Silk Co., Ltd. provides employees with more opportunities to communicate with outsiders through the “use of external forces” approach. In recent years, the company has carried out school-enterprise cooperation, introduced expert lecturers, improved the staff's business level and innovation ability, and brought practical gains to the company's quality improvement and efficiency increase.
Last year, teachers and students from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan walked into Susi Co., Ltd. and exchanged ideas with the company's production technicians. The two sides adopt a combination of theory and practice to jointly design and manufacture silk garments, and continue to innovate in the field of garment design. Su Wei, general manager of Su silk, said: "This way of cooperation not only provides students with a platform for communication, but also helps us find problems and solve problems. In the process, we also learned a lot and made us designing. Some of the concepts, design techniques, and design practices have been effectively improved.” In addition, in order to strengthen the company’s talent development work, Suzie invited professors from the Jiangsu Economic Management Cadre Academy and Nanjing Aerospace University to come to the company to hold training courses. At the same time, the selection of technical backbones went to Donghua University, Suzhou University Silk Academy and other colleges for further study. Both "introducing" and "going out" led to the construction of an innovative talent team.
The company’s principle of “taking advantage of external forces” has also been fully reflected in enhancing the ability of companies to overcome difficulties. In order to solve the problem of color fastness of finished silk products, Suzie Co., Ltd. established a new product research group for color spun silk. They have invited German and French experts to come to the company for dyeing process technical guidance, training professional and technical personnel, and adding German-made twister and other spinning machines with advanced international standards, which has laid a solid foundation for the successful development of new products for color spinning and reeling. Foundation.
While consolidating the existing reeling and crepe products, the company continues to develop environmentally-friendly silk products. Through the introduction of the Italian Constantine design team, the company has successfully developed four new types of silk products, including silk home textiles, home wear, apparel and clothing. After being put on the market, the company has won good economic and social benefits for the company.