With further integration of next generation information technology with manufacturing, substantial changes will take place to production mode, corporate organization and product mode in the manufacturing industry.
Intelligent and Internet-based operation for production mode: Intelligent operation, mainly including three aspects: 1. Production process will consist of new sensors, intelligent control system, robot and complete automatic production line and " unmanned factories" will increase in number; 2. Industrial information systemss will get interconnected and integrated via Internet and the entire production process will become more precise and coordinated; 3. Intelligent analytic tools such as industrial cloud platform and industrial bid data will help enterprises make better decision. Internet-based operation, enterprises will more frequently break down product value chains via Internet to cooperative enterprises in different countries and production process will be completed efficiently through collaboration by many enterprises around the world.