Industry Trends

Manufacturing Digital Transformation Trends
Manufacturing Digital Transformation Trends

As a leading industry in China's economic restructuring, manufacturing plays a decisive role. In May 2015, China introduced the "Made in China 2025" plan. It promotes the transformation of China from being just a manufacturing country to being a manufacturing power. At the same time, the rise of cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) are driving a digital and intelligent transformation of manufacturing. With the implementation of "Made in China 2025" and the in-depth integration of IT and manufacturing, profound changes will take place in the production method, enterprise organization, product mode, and service mode of the manufacturing industry.

Solution Panorama

Manufacturing CADaaS
The Manufacturing CADaaS solution relies on Huawei's cloud service capabilities to aggregate the CAD industry ecosystem and provide enterprises with secure, on-demand CAD services anywhere and at any time.
Manufacturing CAEaaS
The Manufacturing CAEaaS solution relies on Huawei's cloud service capabilities to aggregate the CAE industry ecosystem and provide enterprises with high performance, reliable, secure, and convenient cloud simulation services.
Manufacturing Predictive Maintenance
The Manufacturing Predictive Maintenance solution is used for collecting and parsing device data, pre-processing edge computing resources, and performing data modeling and analysis on the cloud.

Business Challenges

  • Industrial Structure Upgrade

    At present, the need to cut excessive industrial capacity and adjust the industry structure has become a major issue in China. In addition, challenges such as short lead times, as well as the need for low energy consumption and high resource utilization are driving the digital and intelligent transformation of enterprises.

  • Information Infrastructure Improvement

    Faced with fierce competition in global manufacturing, Chinese SMEs need to upgrade their digital infrastructure to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Heavy Asset Operations

    Enterprise IT hardware has a high initial investment, slow deployment, and high equipment O&M cost. Enterprises need to migrate away from heavy asset operations.

  • High Quality and Low Cost

    Users have higher requirements for product quality, labor cost are increasing, environmental protection laws and regulations are increasingly stringent, and the protection of intellectual property rights are being reinforced. As a result, SMEs are losing their cost advantages.

  • Personalized Manufacturing

    An increasing number of customers expect personalized high-quality products. Traditional popular products can no longer meet market demands.

Typical Scenarios

  • Cloud Design

  • Cloud Simulation

  • Production

  • Operations and Management

  • Intelligent Logistics

  • Sales

  • Intelligent Maintenance

Cloud Design


Two modes for use: Workspace and application virtualization. Enterprises that choose Workspace can install the CAD software on each Workspace. Each user can exclusively use a GPU-accelerated Workspace. Enterprises that choose application virtualization can use the CAD software remotely and multiple users can share the resources of a GPU-accelerated cloud server.


Rich Ecosystem
Through in-depth cooperation with mainstream CAD vendors, Cloud Design provides various software for an optimal user experience.

Excellent Experience
Huawei desktop transfer protocol enables a cloud workstation to replace a local workstation. It lets your users have a convenient and flexible office experience.

Security and Reliability
Design documents are stored in the cloud. It protects against disclosure of assets or loss of documents caused by local hard disk security breaches or damage.

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Cloud Simulation


High-performance, reliable, convenient, and secure simulation services to meet component simulation requirements in manufacturing. It shortens the TTM for products and improves the enterprise benefits.


Rich Ecosystem
Integrated with industry-leading simulation systems, such as Dassault, Altair, and ESI

Quick Deployment
Deployed in a few clicks and easily scalable

Optimal Performance
Industry-leading performance, 100 G IB computing network, 3.2 TB enterprise-level SSD disks, and high-speed local cache disk among all cloud services



Component-based system functions and standard industry interfaces to enable flexible assembly based on your service needs, strategies to meet different scenario requirements, data application services, life cycle management in the production process chain, and lean business management.


Flexible Assembly
The service system data processing is standardized, off-the-shelf applications are provided, and standard and open APIs are used between the different components. Together, they enable a variety of applications and services based on demand, flexible assembly, and plug and play setup for users.

Unified Deployment in the Cloud
Workspace is used as the terminal in the production line, enabling deployment of the production system in the cloud, unified resource planning, and providing a one-stop cloud solution.

Operations and Management


Huawei SAP cloud solution helps enterprises optimize operations and management to allow flexible production. It takes advantage of prediction and analysis to help enterprises improve their operations efficiency.


SAP MII and SAP ME are deployed in HUAWEI CLOUD to make the production and operations process visible.

SAP Pco is used to integrate operations in the workshop with the core business process.

SAP HANA is used to update machine data in real time, optimize production, and increase asset utilization.

Intelligent Logistics


Combine Huawei best practices and adopt multiple optimized algorithms to optimize the storage, packing, transport, and customs declaration processes to improve logistics efficiency.


Goods Quantity Estimation
Previous shipped orders are analyzed to improve the accuracy of goods quantity estimation. Packing is simulated to provide a goods quantity estimation that can be better explained.

Warehousing Planning
The correlation between materials in the warehouse is analyzed and used for the warehouse layout and material storage. Materials strongly correlated to each other are stored together to improve the efficiency of warehouse operations.

Intelligent Packing
An estimation of the packing list before shipment is provided to calculate the optimal placement of goods.

Path Planning
Rented vehicles are distributed rationally based on the delivery plan to increase the full-load ratio of vehicles and reduce the number of trips.

Order Identification
Logistics orders are identified by OCR, reducing the cost and improving the efficiency of database data entry.

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Build an independent e-commerce platform based on HUAWEI CLOUD which integrates online wholesale and distribution, online customer marketing, and offline service modes to provide B2C, B2B2C, O2O, and C2M e-Commerce solutions.


C2M-driven Consumption Upgrade
Consumption demands are connected with the production line to minimize intermediate stages, allow you to meet demands quickly, eliminate inventory effectively, lower product prices and increase product benefits, shorten the duration between production and sales, and improve production efficiency.

All-channel Integration Management
Online and offline channels are integrated. Standard digital product and component catalogs are provided to shorten the sales process, integrate the supply chain, streamline ERP, synchronize online and offline inventory in real time, and increase the product turnover.

Neutrality, Security, and High Performance
Cloud security protection and scaling up to 100 million parallel data processing streams and 1 million transaction capabilities are provided. Consumption data is available to let you better respond to sales activities.

Intelligent Maintenance


Predict device maintenance improves service O&M efficiency, reduces unscheduled device down time, and saves on-site labor costs.


Industry Data Collection
Device data can be obtained from the OPC interface, time sequence database, industry gateway, and sensor.

Full-stack Data Service
Data injection, storage, analysis, mining, and visibility capabilities are available, and wizard-based configuration and provisioning of the typical reference structure are provided.

Predictive Modeling
Typical industrial algorithms are pre-integrated, such as the decision tree, classification, clustering, regression, and abnormality detection. Training models can be exported and loaded into rule engines to enable real-time alarms.

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Solution Architectures


The manufacturing digital transformation solution provides a one-stop cloud solution for manufacturers based on common solutions, including high-performance computing, Workspace, e-Commerce, SAP, and IoT, to help reduce costs and allow a quick digital transformation.


Service neutrality
Rich ecosystem
One-stop solution
Remarkable design experience
Smooth shopping experience
Comprehensive security protection

Success Stories

Success Stories

  • The ProMACE2.0 industrial cloud platform of PCITC is based on HUAWEI CLOUD technologies. It provides standard industrial applications.
  • Topstar deployed its new generation S/4 HANA system on HUAWEI CLOUD to effectively link ERP, MES, and CAD to speed up its digital transformation.
  • Based on Huawei's e-Commerce Cloud solution, 365me combines online and offline channels to carry millions of industrial SKUs.