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Posted on 15 August 2023


In 2022, some multinational companies accelerated their localization processes in China, such as carrying out localized R&D and production and expanding production lines to shorten delivery time; some companies cut non-core businesses and focus more on the in-depth development of core businesses. In order to better adapt to changes in market demand, companies have also made many adjustments: in production, they are gradually building digital procurement platforms and intelligent logistics platforms to further improve the efficiency of the supply chain; in sales, they are further cultivating the domestic market to create products and services that are closer to the domestic market demand; in recruitment, companies generally tend to be more conservative for non-core or non-shortage positions.

Manufacturing is the main source of carbon emissions. Promoting the transformation of the manufacturing industry to low carbon has become an important part of achieving the goals of "carbon neutral" and "carbon peak". According to the 13th Five Year Plan, how to create "green manufacturing" has become the primary goal of industrial development, gradually realize maximizing resource utilization efficiency and minimizing environmental impact.

Medium and large-sized enterprises are still keen on digital transformation. The diversity of business models, and complexity of production and sales processes make these companies' demand for digital transformation even stronger. Currently, the digital transformation is mainly reflected in three aspects: business model, internal processes and production. For example, a top international automation company want to increase the integration and investment in software business, based on the original hardware business, to create a more diversified set of consulting, software, hardware services in one overall solution. Therefore, the company has been deeply engaged in the direction of digital twin and flexible production, and is committed to creating manufacturing intelligence to serve various industries.

The hot areas of manufacturing industry in 2022, driven by technology iterations and the energy crisis, are focused on IOT, energy and digitalization. In 2023, under the influence of international politics, it is expected that State-owned enterprises or private companies are expected to continue to make efforts in some necked areas, such as the semiconductor industry and high-end manufacturing equipment industries; the competitive landscape in different segments of the industry is expected to shift. In areas with high technical barriers, foreign companies still dominate, but in areas with low technical barriers, private companies can quickly seize the market.



The upgrade of green environmental protection policies has increased the demand for talents related to EHS, ESG, government affairs, etc. The global supply chain problems caused by the epidemic have led to an increase in demand for supply chain optimization talents. Due to the impact of international policies, enterprises need higher level management talents and high-end technical personnel to meet their long-term development needs. From the perspective of specific positions, business development, digitization, and project management are the most scarce, with significant salary increases. Sales and technical positions in the popular application industry will still be a hot recruitment topic for the next year.

Companies are most concerned about candidates' relevant industry experience, communication skills, and teamwork capability. From the perspective of enterprises, the accumulation of relevant professional and industry experience can quickly achieve the utilization and transformation of resources; Good communication and teamwork skills can better achieve the integration and scheduling of internal resources, understand customer pain points more quickly, and respond quickly to market changes.

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