During the meeting, the requests and needs of the Chinese government for standardisation work in the field of intelligent manufacturing were illustrated in detail by Tian Shihong, leader of the Coordination and Promotion Group and administrator of the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC), and by Xin Guobin, the vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. These are:
- Improve the system guarantee mechanism;
- Revise and modify the Guidelines for the Establishment of the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standards System;
- Accelerate research on standards;
- Further promote the application of standards;
- Formulate and optimise performance evaluation indicators for the development of intelligent manufacturing;
- Extend international cooperation.
You Zheng, the leader of the Expert Advisory Group, illustrated the Expert Advisory Group Work Report, which mainly summarises five major tasks undertaken by the group, specifically:
- Improvement of the organisation mechanisms of the Expert Advisory Group;
- Guiding of the revision of the Guidelines for the Establishment of the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standards System;
- Continuous support to intelligent manufacturing comprehensive standardisation projects;
You Zheng also pointed out that the Expert Advisory Group will continue to work on the basis of the Specifications on the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standardisation Group, specifically by providing advices to the Coordination and Promotion Group on the standardisation plan, system and policies in the field of intelligent manufacturing; by providing technical guidance to the Administrative Group; and by engaging in and promoting the research, formulation, divulgation, implementation and application of domestic and international standards in the field of intelligent manufacturing.
Zhao Bo, the leader of the Administrative Group and of the China Electronics Standardisation Institute (CESI), illustrated the Administrative Group Work Report, which mainly highlights four major achievements made by the group since 2016, including the establishment and optimisation of standardisation top-level planning; as well as the divulgation, implementation and promotion of standards. Zhao Bo also highlighted key existing challenges, and provided recommendations for the revision of the Guidelines for the Establishment of the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standards System and for the establishment of an intelligent manufacturing standards system specific for each industry sector.
In addition, during the meeting officials from SAMR/SAC announced the new composition of the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standardisation Coordination and Promotion Group, Expert Advisory Group and Administration Group, specifying their responsibilities and configuration. They also provided an overview of the following content:
- Working System of the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standardisation Expert Advisory Group (Revised Draft);
- Charter of the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standardisation Administrative Group (Revised Draft);
- Procedures for Intelligent Manufacturing Standardisation Projects (Revised Draft);
- Progress of the establishment of the intelligent manufacturing standards system for the shipbuilding industry, the building materials industry, and the petrochemical industry.
Finally, the officials also discussed on the Guidelines for the Establishment of the National Intelligent Manufacturing Standards System (2021 Edition) (Draft) and on the Work Plan for the Pilot Application of Intelligent Manufacturing Standards (Draft).