Great insights from Dr. Li Yuezhong, the Chairman of WELLE Group, as he spoke at the 2020 CAUES Expo in Beijing regarding digital transformation and innovation for environmental enterprises. In his presentation, Dr. Li discussed the development and prospect of environmental protection enterprises under the background of environmental protection policies such as garbage classification.
Dr. Li Yuezhong believes that digitalization is the future of the environmental protection industry, mainly for the following three reasons:
First, the environmental management level.
In recent years, the national concept of urban green development has changed. Local governments’ assessment has shifted from GDP to environmental quality indicators, which means they need to pay more attention to the collection, analysis, and summary of environmental quality data, and use data to guide the formulation of green development policies. The environmental protection industry is greatly affected by policies and needs to serve environmental management. The smart city concept puts forward higher requirements for the intelligent digitalization of environmental management, and environmental intelligent management plays a guiding role in the development of the environmental protection industry.
Second, the enterprise level.
The digitization and intelligence of enterprise management, as well as intelligent big data of specific production experience, operation, maintenance, and service, are of great importance to reducing production, operation, and maintenance costs, improving enterprise profitability, and enhancing enterprise competitiveness.
2020 is the first year of the digital transformation of the WELLE Group. This year, the Group joined hands with partners such as China Telecom, Accenture, Alibaba, and Glodon to build WELLE into an "online, regular, intelligent and standardized" digital operation platform and digital overall solution. Dr. Li Yuezhong also emphasized that the digital management of enterprises should start with the following three items:
Digital transformation within the enterprise. First, through digitization, a corporate governance platform with operation platform, digitization of products and services and intelligent output of technological achievements can be formed. Second, reengineering the management organization structure. The new type of internal production relations of enterprises is centered on creating value for customers.
Digital transformation of operating facilities. WELLE Group has more than 50 digital operation management system service projects covering 34 cities across the country. More than 1,000 field devices have been connected, and the production data access volume has reached 1 million per day. Relying on Xiamen Moving Data Technology Co., Ltd., accumulating industry data and big data for many years, the company will build an environmental intelligent management platform.
BIM technology empowerment. Through the "design + manufacturing + construction" full-process BIM application, WELLE Group enables engineering construction to reach the industrial level, provides customers with better quality and standard equipment, and forms a complete industrial chain structure. Empowerment in the design stage can improve the standardization of design and improve design efficiency. In addition, a database is built around project management to realize the digitalization of engineering construction.
Third, the environmental protection industry level.
Platform-based ecologicalization is the trend of future development. Platform and ecological development centered on customers will bring huge values. The big platform gathers more external partners and help better serve the target customers. Many companies will form a two-way empowerment relationship with large platforms.
Dr. Li Zhong believes that environmental protection enterprises should seize the strategic opportunity of industrial Internet and ecological construction of open and win-win cooperation with the help of digital technological innovation and management innovation. With the application of 5G and AI technology, the future of environmental protection enterprises is promising.