Exploring a New Lean Operation Mode for Chinese Manufacturing Enterprises Based on Comparing Major “Industry 4.0” Strategies

  • Run ZhaoEmail author
  • Haixia Sang
Conference paper


The term “Industrie 4.0” originating from the German government evokes a new era of industrial revolution. To catch up with the world industry development trend, different countries has separately launched the corresponding strategies to define their own core meanings and terms for the 4th Industrial Revolution. In this paper, some obvious differences are summed up by comparing major “Industry 4.0” strategies. Based on the current Chinese manufacturing conditions and development history, a new lean operation mode for Chinese manufacturing enterprises is put forward to realize and deepen China’s “Industry 4.0” strategy, entitled “Made in China 2025”.


Industry 4.0 Lean operation mode Chinese manufacturing enterprises 



The authors wish to express their sincere gratitude to Prof. S. Takakuwa of Chuo University for his kindly suggestion and help. This research was supported by the Chuo University Joint Research “Paradigm shift of the manufacturing business in IoT/industry 4.0 environment” and the JiangSu University of Science and Technology Startup Research Fund for High-Level Talents (1042921513).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringJiangSu University of Science and TechnologyZhenjiangChina
  2. 2.Department of Industrial & Management System EngineeringWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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