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Eighteen small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) on Thursday signed up with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) to find solutions to raise productivity through technologies.
SINGAPORE: Eighteen small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) on Thursday signed up with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) to find solutions to raise productivity through technologies.
SIMTech, a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), has initiated a Collaborative Industry Project (CIP) to offer manufacturing SMEs an integrated approach to boost productivity in the various phases of the manufacturing process.
The CIP is co-funded through a S$1 billion National Productivity Fund. The project brings together manufacturers, in partnership to find productivity solutions.
Dr Lee Eng Wah, director of Manufacturing Productivity and Technology Centre at SIMTech, said: "Usually, we start out by talking to companies. We also hold industry forums where we engage the industries' input and feedback.
"When they provide input on feedback, we realise that some of these are very common requirements so what we did is that we take these requirements, we carry out some research and then we develop technologies."
One of its initiatives is the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification Technology.
This is widely used in many industries including manufacturing, aerospace, construction, marine, transport, healthcare and service sectors.