Intelligent manufacturing system is a human-machine integrated intelligent system composed of intelligent machines and human experts. Intelligent manufacturing system composed of intelligent machine and human experts intelligent man-machine integration system, it is in manufacturing process in a highly flexible and less integrated approach, with the help of computer simulation of intelligent activities of human expert analysis, reasoning, judgment, planning and decision-making, etc., to replace or extend man's part of the mental work in a manufacturing environment.At the same time, the intelligence of human experts is collected, stored, refined, shared, integrated and developed.

The “Industry 4.0” research project was jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. It was formed under the advice and promotion of the German Academy of Engineering, the Fraunhofer Society, Siemens and other German academics and industry, and has risen to National level strategy. The German federal government has invested 200 million euros. The German government proposed the "Industry 4.0" strategy and officially launched at the Hannover Messe in April 2011. The purpose is to increase the competitiveness of German industry and take the lead in the new round of industrial revolution. The strategy has been widely recognized by German research institutions and industry, and has been included in the "High Technology Strategy 2020" by the German government, becoming one of the country's top ten future projects. The Industrial Internet was initiated by General Electric Company of the United States and was promoted by the Industrial Internet Alliance established by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel. Intelligent manufacturing consists of three aspects:

1、“Smart Factory”, focusing on the development of intelligent production systems and processes, and the realization of networked distributed production facilities;

2、"Intelligent production" mainly involves production logistics management, human-computer interaction and application of 3D technology in industrial production processes. The program will pay special attention to attracting SMEs to participate, and strive to make SMEs users and beneficiaries of the next generation of intelligent production technology, and also become the creators and suppliers of advanced industrial production technology;

3、"Intelligent Logistics" mainly integrates logistics resources through the Internet, Internet of Things, and logistics network, and gives full play to the efficiency of existing logistics resource suppliers. The demand side can quickly obtain service matching and obtain logistics support.