The Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC) at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), was launched in October 2011. MPTC promotes the use of technology to enhance manufacturing productivity by improving efficiency and effectiveness. It also strives to create increased value through innovation towards high-value products and services. Overall, MPTC actively engages local companies to harness A*STAR’s technologies, tools, and capabilities in automation, processes, and systems to gain “step-change” improvements in productivity. Today, MPTC has also helped many companies in their Digital Transformation journey through the use of technologies.
MISSION & ROLESMissionMPTC endeavours to spur industries towards using manufacturing technologies for productivity, growth and long-term sustainability.RolesThe key roles of the MPTC are:
Technologies & Tools for Productivity ImprovementEmbarking on a Productivity and Digital Transformation Journey with companies by
Supported by the following core capabilities
LEAN Implementation ProgrammeThis programme aims to achieve productivity breakthroughs for an organisation by educating trainees in the fundamentals of LEAN principles and equipping them with LEAN techniques that can be implemented in the workplace.
To help companies adopt technology that allows configurable mobile workflows to digitise paper travellers, job-sheets, checklists, forms, and track on-the-go activities.
The ability to respond to customers’ specific needs in a timely manner through a connected environment, from customer order to delivery
The planning and control capabilities, from understanding changes in the supply chain to influencing activities on the shopfloor
Smart Manufacturing Operations ManagementSmart MOM streamlines production operations to ensure realistic delivery commitment and meet customer expectations.
FITPRISE Business Process Automation & Tracking SystemA digitised business workflow system configurable to your operations workflow. it can significantly reduce time spend in tracking quotations, projects and preparing management reports such as sales pipeline, project budget/actual costing and resource allocation reports.
Real-Time DashboardTo help companies implement dashboards with customisable user interface, ability to automatically pull real-time data from multiple sources and perform simple data analytics.
Inventory PlanningTo train participants in inventory planning principles and knowledge, and equip them with skills and inventory planning system for inventory performance analysis and optimisation.
Energy Efficiency Monitoring and Analysis SystemTo train participants in inventory planning principles and knowledge, and equip them with skills and inventory planning system for inventory performance analysis and optimisation.
The use of the technology in a connected environment to reduce non-productive “fire fighting” activities
Overall Equipment Effectiveness Monitoring System (OEEMS)To help companies implement an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) monitoring system to provide overall factory visibility on machine status, stoppages, job status and enable root cause analysis to maximise machine utilisation and effectiveness.
Maintenance Management System (MMS)To help companies to implement a Maintenance Management System (MMS) to improve productivity and service quality by capturing all maintenance data digitally and providing information for quick decision support.
Project Resource Management System (PRMS)To enable companies to better manage their projects by providing accurate and timely identification and tracking of actual resources used and/or to track the calibration and inspection of safety equipment.
Quality Monitoring System (QMS)To help companies implement an on-line quality monitoring and management system for product quality monitoring with semi-auto data capturing and automatic outlier alerting to improve productivity and response to quality issues.
IIoT-enabled Equipment Condition Monitoring and AlertTo help companies implement an equipment condition and alert system using Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) devices to enable remote monitoring of machine conditions and alerting on deterioration and/or impending failures to minimise service disruptions.
e-DataLogger+With eDataLogger+, companies can create high-quality reports on their mobile devices. Companies can use the smart in-built functions such as inserting photos, signature, auto- complete with database, barcode, QR code and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) scanner to reduce time and error in generating reports.
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