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Hardware tool industry planning

Release Time:

Sep 06,2021

The rapid development of domestic industry, for the hardware market continues to mature, improve the huge space and demand. At present, the development of the hardware industry is increasingly showing the characteristics of standardization

1. Overview of hardware industry
The rapid development of domestic industry, for the hardware market continues to mature, improve the huge space and demand. At present, the development of the hardware industry is increasingly showing the characteristics of standardization, serialization, flexibility and precision. With the gradual transfer of the global manufacturing center to China after China's accession to the WTO, domestic and foreign hardware manufacturers have seized the Chinese market, and the competition in the hardware manufacturing industry has become increasingly fierce. Hardware production enterprises in the cruel market competition with information management means to arm themselves, improve the speed of market response, strengthen cost control, increase production flexibility adjustment, so that enterprises can calmly cope with more intense competitive environment, improve the competitiveness of enterprises is the current trend.

Hardware is a discrete, process-based manufacturing industry, the production process is mainly metal processing and assembly of components. Hardware manufacturing mainly includes: blank casting, stamping manufacturing and machining. The processing links include casting, forging, heat meter treatment, raw material segmentation, iron wire bending, turning, milling, planing, grinding or sheet metal forming.

A wide range of hardware products, different specifications. At present, the hardware products operated by the material market have more than ten categories and hundreds of products. Including: locks, handles, doors and windows hardware, home decoration hardware, plumbing hardware, architectural decoration hardware, tools, bathroom hardware, kitchen hardware, etc.

The door and window hardware industry is a discrete manufacturing industry, and the production process is mainly metal processing and partial assembly. Hardware manufacturing mainly includes: stamping manufacturing and mechanical processing. The processing links include heat meter processing, raw material segmentation, iron wire bending, sheet metal forming and other processing technologies.

The production and operation modes of enterprises are diverse, including order design, order production, order processing and inventory production according to market forecast, and the mode of organizing production is multi-variety, small batch and mass production.

A wide range of products, different specifications. Door and window hardware includes:(1) hinge: glass hinge, corner hinge, bearing hinge (copper, steel), pipe hinge (2) hinge (3) track: drawer track, sliding door track, hanging wheel, glass pulley (4) bolt (light and dark) (5) door suction (6) ground suction (7) ground spring (8) door clamp (9) door closer (10) plate pin (11) door mirror (12) anti-theft buckle (13) pressure strip (copper, aluminum, pvc) (14) touch bead, magnetic touch bead.


2, hardware industry enterprise management and operation characteristics.
The basic processing process of the hardware manufacturing industry is to divide the raw materials, or sheet metal forming and other processing processes, become parts, and then assemble the products into assembly-type complex multi-step production.

The following from the various levels of enterprise management to see the specific operational characteristics and related management personnel problems: 


1) Production mode: including order design, order production, order processing and inventory production according to market forecast;

2) Production mode: It can be divided into multiple varieties, small batch production, small and medium batch production and mass production.

Outsourcing management:

1) Process outsourcing: product parts are generally combined with self-made and outsourcing processing. General electroplating, painting and other special processes will be entrusted to external manufacturers processing;

2) Task order outsourcing: semi-finished products will also be processed from the warehouse due to production capacity or non-processing reasons, due to a wide variety of reasons caused by the outsourcing system, outsourcing to complete the warehousing and settlement difficulties.

cost accounting

1) Hardware processing industry production process and process complexity caused by cost calculation is not easy, different batch of different layout cutting, resulting in a large difference in cost, the treatment of leftover material has a greater impact on the cost.

Sales Management

1) The market demand for hardware products is huge, but the development trend of internationalization of domestic competition and domestication of international competition is also producing more and more pressure on Chinese enterprises. Customers have higher and higher requirements for the delivery and quality of orders, and it is necessary to develop e-commerce in the future. How companies respond has become a major problem.

Procurement Management

1) in the procurement, because there are a lot of hardware materials prices will change with the market price changes, so there are a large number of procurement characteristics. In addition, the inventory unit and the purchase unit will be different, for example, the iron plate in the inventory is in blocks, and the purchase will be KG as the trading unit;

2) Although the material storage in the hardware industry is simple and convenient, it is not easy to ensure the "material account integration" of inventory. The daily change information of inventory is frequent, and due to the characteristics of material shape and material, it is often impossible to issue materials according to actual production requirements. Some losses and pound differences in the production process also cause difficulties in inventory management. In addition, the measurement of raw materials, inventory has two units of demand, such as square steel, round steel and other bars, inventory accounts are usually measured in kilograms, but at the same time hope to have "root" such units. At the same time, the requirements of the international market for China's hardware products will gradually develop and change, and there will be higher requirements for the quality, packaging and delivery period of Chinese products, and even gradually extend to the production process and product research and development, combining products with environmental protection, energy resources and human environment. And the huge market and the center of gravity, will further attract the hardware multinational manufacturing center to China. The integration with foreign enterprises will continuously improve the quality of China's hardware products and the competitiveness of enterprises. While continuing to expand the markets of traditional countries such as the United States and Japan, it will also blossom in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Europe and Africa.

3. Increased capital expansion

After China's accession to the WTO, in the global competition environment, in order to improve competitiveness, industrial capital has become an important theme of the operation of the industry. In 2004, Supor and Huadi went public, Hongbao is also actively working for the listing, and the capital market operation of Wanhe will not stop due to the failure of the reorganization with Yuemeyia. From the perspective of capital, the main feature of the current is the expansion of capital.

4, inter-enterprise cooperation is increasing.

From the perspective of competitive behavior, the cooperation of resource sharing among enterprises is increasing. On the one hand, manufacturers have strengthened the control of retail terminals, striving to reduce sales links, save sales costs, and make sales channels develop in the direction of specialization. The enterprise sales model is developing in the direction of adapting to diverse markets at the same time. On the other hand, the trend of the development of the sales industry has led to the rising status of large home appliance chain stores, increased control over the industry, and participation in and triggered price competition that was previously dominated by manufacturers. With its broad market coverage, procurement scale and cost advantages, large retailers will have increasing control over production enterprises in terms of product pricing and payment delivery. And as the lower level of small and medium-sized enterprises in this trend will be in a competitive disadvantage.

5. Pay more attention to user experience and product humanization

Developers from the product application, user needs, consumer habits, the existing market on the indoor lock extensive in-depth study, combined with the door factory and other senior industrial customer feedback, in the lock body function on the new design to meet the needs, tool companies will pay more attention to the user experience.

6. Attention to the integration of personality and taste in industrial modeling design

There are a variety of tool hardware styles on the market, but it is rare to bring a variety of cultural connotations into it as a design concept from the beginning of the design.

Tool companies from a few years ago began to work in this area of exploration and attempt, so that culture, personality taste into product design.

7. New height of intelligent development

The rise of the application of biometric technology and the development of smart locks and smart hardware will jointly elevate the application of tools and hardware to a new level. Home intelligence will likely enter the homes of ordinary people in the near future. Smart locks have broader market prospects, and smart locks will become popular products in the market.

8. Environmental protection, energy saving and safety

The serious environmental problems call for more responsible producers to take practical action. Whether the product has passed the certification of the environmental system and the occupational health and safety system, whether the environmental protection electroplating process is gradually adopted, the use of cyanide is reduced, and whether the electroplating wastewater treatment and the pollutant discharge standards of the electroplating industry are all issues that manufacturers begin to pay more attention.

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