China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) has introduced a cloud manufacturing system to support its production of military equipment, the state-owned group announced on 10 October.
Norinco said the networking initiative enables "upstream and downstream" manufacturing integration with suppliers as well as collaborative research and development activities and resource sharing.
The corporation - China's largest manufacturer of military land systems - said it completed the first phase of the cloud manufacturing platform in July 2018 and that the development of the second phase is currently "under intense development".
Norinco said the industrial cloud platform will support the transformation and upgrading of the group's companies.
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