Since Germany announced the “Industry 4.0” at Hannover Messe in Arpil 2011, after Germany the adnvanced countries also announced their national industry development strategy and policy for enhancing their international industry competititveness. The intelligent and automaic manufacturung is a clear industry development direction among all advanced countries, and the present structure of industry supply chain will be broken and then rebuild a new one. In the past, Taiwanese small and medium manufacturing industry made a success high and fast economy growth by sub-contract manufacturing during 1970 to 2000, but it’s gone. For facing the future challenges, Taiwanness Govement and Industry and Academic need to deeply consider together and make a national industry development strategy to combind each other for leading Taiwan to create another high economy growth as well as maintain the position and competitiveness in the internation industry supply chain.
In this study, the first, we collect and analys related literatures of industry 4.0 and related information and communication technologies, to understand the context and make sure the development possibility in the future. The second, because we are in global competition, so we also collect and analys the advanced countries’ industry development strategy and policy including the United State, Germany, China, Japen, South Korea to be a refernce for understanding what they are doing and what we need to do form now on. Finally, for making a strategy to the impact of industry 4.0, we refer to a structure which from “The art of war”: “VISION”, “TREND”, “SITUATION”, “SOUL”, and “ORGANIZATION and PROCESS” to discuss related factors with real cases which can be an evidence for reliablility.
Taiwanese small and medium manufacturing industry now is in a very bad economy situation because the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and the huge competition and impact from China in the international industry supply chain. Everyone have got to think different for industry development in the future and to do right thing form now on. We suggest that Taiwanese small and medium manufacturing industry should be positive, steady to do transformation, upgrading, and innovation. For IT manufacturing, based on a successful A-Team experience from bicycle manufacturing industry, can combine different industry to create a completed industry 4.0 solution to create more additional value. For traditional manufacturing industry, can apply the ICT solution to upgrade yourself continually and closer customers to discover potential demands for create more additional value.