In recent JIC Investment Workshop of “Prospects of Global Advanced Manufacturing Industry and Opportunities for China”, Zhang Chi, a keynote speaker from JIC, clarified JIC's logic in investing in the manufacturing field.
1. Following the logic of technology progression. Technological change is the fundamental power for economic and social evolution, and every technological revolution can trigger explosive growth of new technologies, new products, and new industries, give birth to new technological-economic paradigms, and then cause structural change of the economy and society. Therefore, JIC always takes technology progress as the logic thread of investment layout in manufacturing field. In practice, JIC pays special attention to the law of development of industry itself and to in-depth observation, tracing and studying the rational demands of the market, rather than making blind investments by following others.
2. Occupying strategic links in the global value chain. The strategic links in the value chain are those able to create core value for customers. From the prospective of investment practice, JIC carries out the study and streamlining of the strategic links of all segments of industries in the manufacturing sector, with common key judgment indicators including: sales proportion and added-value proportion in the value chain, purchase share, mastering core technique in value chain and owning “market logo” in the value chain, etc. Seizing the strategic links means having the initiative of industrial chain integration and development. JIC have also realized that to have this initiative, a more long-term vision and patience are needed to change from the pursuit of short-term interests to long-term cultivation of core value.
3. Identifying management far-sighted and good at cooperation. The combination of capital and enterprise is a relatively long-term relationship, for which both parties should work together with positive future outlooks. However, business operation is not an idealized process. In the operation, capital and enterprise have to jointly face many problems. Therefore, JIC pays special attention to the selection and building of the management, highlighting two points: 1. Whether or not the management has an open train of thought and a broad vision; 2. Whether or not the management is happy to cooperate and good at cooperation.
In the nearly 100 years of industrial development, the U.S. contributed science and cutting-edge technologies, Japan contributed lean production modes, and Germany contributed engineering technology in the manufacturing industry. China's manufacturing industry is experiencing change and being lifted out of an orientation focused on quantity to one focused on quality. JIC greatly hopes to make contributions to the development of China's manufacturing industry together with various industries, so as to help China's manufacturing industry occupy a powerful position in the global value chain.