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“I am extremely humbled by this award. This award really belongs to every Michelman associate. We have enjoyed the LEAN programme despite the hard work and came up with 50 improvement initiatives. I implemented one of the initiatives to reduce my leadership team meeting time by 33 per cent which is channelled to other productive work. Half of the initiatives have been implemented at the end of the 12 weeks and we have now completed more of these projects. We feel highly empowered and energised to take Michelman to the next level of Operational Excellence as we continue our learning journey.”

Most Inspiring Trainee Award (Winner)
Mr Phillip Choo
Vice President & Managing Director
Michelman Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd



“I am very happy to have led 12 members of my StemCord team, including 4 of our Heads of Department, in the OMNI programme. Through the programme, we are equipped with the OmniMethodology™ that we have since applied for operations improvement, especially in sales leads generation, leads follow-up and leads conversion, to increase our sales volume target by 10 per cent. My team is collaborating very well with SIMTech in developing a customised workflow and use of Digital Apps to reduce our new Client Recruitment process time by 50 per cent. Most importantly, I see teamwork in my team and they are now working in alignment with the company’s strategy in applying the Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Flowchart for operations improvement and adopting the OmniMethodology™ to move towards a common goal. All of us benefited from the OMNI programme, It’s a win-win for everyone! On behalf of StemCord, we would like to say a Big Thank you.”

Most Inspiring Trainee Award (1st Runner-up)
Ms Valerie Wong
Chief Executive Officer
StemCord Pte Ltd


“I enjoyed attending the Additive Manufacturing classes at SIMTech and did my best to be attentive, practised critical thinking and asked questions that were relevant to my company’s needs. My colleagues and I have also formed a team to explore the opportunities of 3D printing in our company. We have identified key company components with the potential to be re-designed for 3D printing, starting from design conceptualisation, design-optimisation of part geometries, and enhancement of functional features using the 3D printing manufacturing guidelines taught during the classes. My team and I did a cost analysis to compare the cost of 3D printing versus conventional manufacturing for selected components and we have submitted a proposal for our management’s review. We hope to improve the development of 3D printing in our company using the available components and latest 3D printing technology.”

Most Inspiring Trainee Award (2nd Runner-up)
Ms Chen Yet Shin
Senior Product Development Engineer
TechnipFMC




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“In 2016, I came across the OMNI programme from A*STAR SIMTech. The OMNI programme not only taught knowledge but also weaved in live projects that would help the learners apply the new knowledge to solve real issues in the respective organisation.

In February 2017, we kicked off the programme with 20 members, dedicating every Monday morning to our OMNI sessions for almost 7 months. As I felt LEAN was important, I led the way and learnt alongside my team members. Secondly, I allocated time every week to think about LEAN and we gradually built a new muscle memory within the team.

Even when the course ended in September 2017, we did not stop there. We continued to generate new projects and track them under our Balanced Score Card. What was really enlightening was to see middle managers initiating new projects and updating their achievements at our management and staff conference. Gemba, A3 and 5W have become a new vocabulary in the NTUC LearningHub leadership. Our next phase is to ensure that all our staff is inducted to basic LEAN knowledge through an e-learning module and 1-day appreciation class.

One of the outcomes of this journey was the 20 projects initiated during our course. These have resulted in improved customer experiences at our counters by reducing waiting time, improved cash flow, a more efficient back-end processing team, increased our class loading efficiency, better classroom management, and reduced operating costs by going paperless, wireless and cashless. I am happy that we have achieved an overall productivity gain of about 7 per cent improvement in costs through these projects.

While these projects have served us well, what is more important for me is that we have built a new LEAN culture of continuous improvement within NTUC LearningHub. This mindset and culture will be the new fishing rod that will help us grow stronger and better to serve our customers and be even more resilient as an organisation in the face of technological change.”

Winner:
Mr Kwek Kok Kwong
Chief Executive officer
NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd



“I am very privileged to be involved in Bell Asia’s continuous improvement journey as the LEAN champion. The LEAN programme has provided a formal structure and methodology to help us sustain this culture within the company.

We were introduced to A*STAR SIMTech’s LEAN and various tools and techniques. In particular, we used Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to understand our processes better and how each department affects service delivery to our customers.

Through VSM, we have identified over 40 hotspots, many of these are in line with our management priorities. With the help of the SIMTech mentors, our team uses A3 to systematically reduce wastes and non-value added activities. We are happy to achieve a cost saving of more than S$190,000 at the end of the programme.

Two examples of our successful improvement initiatives are the: Re-organisation of our parts storage in the warehouse which helped to reduce pick-time by 50-75 per cent which is equivalent to half a head count that could be deployed to do other value add jobs.

Use of trolleys to visually identify the core parts on loan from vendors, helping the company to save more than S$70,000 annually.”

1st Runner-up:
Mr Low Suan Teng, Nicholas
EHS & Facility Specialist
Bell Helicopter Asia Pte Ltd

"Bell Helicopter Asia has embarked on LEAN programme at the end of 2017 as we wanted to stay competitive. I gave full support to the LEAN programme by sending 15 staff to work with the SIMTech team. After 12 weeks, I see many improvements in operations and LEAN culture is fostered at Bell now.”

Mr Chris Schaefer
General Manager
Bell Helicopter Asia Pte Ltd


“I enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Precision Measurements and Characterisation course as it has all the necessary topics that cover my work scope as a QA Manager in a Precision Engineering (PE) company producing niche optic products.

The entire course was a caring and sharing experience, meeting professionals and peers from the PE industry. Every module that I learnt in the entire course is useful for my job.

In the engineering optics module, I learnt the detail specifications of optical components in a microscope which helped me to understand how the microscope works and its different modes of operation. For the precision measurements module, I apply the learning of different types of optical measurement system by proposing to our customers which measurement techniques are the best. Under the materials characterisation module, I also learnt how to use the Scanning Electron Microscope for failure analysis for optical parts. This is particularly useful for understanding our problems in our new process on micro-feature optics with our nanoscribe system.

This course also encouraged me to sign up for a Master Degree course in Engineering Business Management. I thank SIMTech once again for the wonderful opportunity provided.”

2nd Runner-up:
Mr Sundaram Sampathkumar
QA Manager
Moveon Technologies



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“I was appointed to lead the LEAN committee in my company, Craftmark. Equipped with the various LEAN techniques, the committee came together. The committee brainstormed and implemented 14 projects to streamline and improve the company’s operations. To date, the committee has completed 9 of these projects, one of which I have worked closely with the Sales team to digitise the payroll process. This particular project has helped the HR Department to reduce the payroll processing time by 63%.”

Winner:
Ms Liang Sophen
Human Resource Manager
The Craftmark Group
Please visit here to view Ms Liang's video on YouTube.


“Craftmark believes in continuous learning and improvement, and have always encouraged our staff to do so. We selected and sent some of our staff to attend SIMTech’s LEAN course to enhance on their personal and professional growth.

As Ms Liang has recently joined the company, we appointed her to lead Craftmark’s LEAN committee as an opportunity for her to network and learn more about the company through interacting with her peers from other departments. Ms Liang has proved herself to be an effective leader. She guided her fellow LEAN team members to apply the techniques they have picked up in the course in Craftmark.

We are glad that she has also motivated her peers to embark on their individual improvement projects and would like to thank SIMTech for guiding the committee in Craftmark’s continuous improvement journey.”

Mrs Tan Ee Leng
Managing Director
The Craftmark Group


“I signed up for this course to pick up new methods in assessing my company’s, Carlton Hotel Singapore, need in managing energy usage and determining the correct load profile for the upcoming chillers’ replacement work. Through this course, I learnt how to perform more accurate data collection and analysis for Carlton’s existing chillers’ operation, load profile and each chiller’s efficiency. I also learnt how to make use of SIMTech’s E²MAS and SIMProg software to calculate the refrigerant tonnage required to cool the hotel in an efficient manner.

With this skill, I can forecast cooling loads based on past hotel occupancies and activities to optimise the chillers’ operation, reducing energy wastage and lowering the maintenance costs. I have started to optimise the chillers’ operation by switching off some chillers at night and the average savings per day is about 5%, which is equivalent to approximately $36,000/annum based on a tariff of $0.15/kWh.”

1st Runner-up:
Mr Tham Weng Fatt, Joseph
Director of Engineering
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Please visit here to view Mr Tham's video on YouTube.

“The data mining course by SIMTech is very relevant to what I am doing at HPE and I am able to apply what I have learnt in my class to overcome the challenges I face at work. Sometimes, we have customers that request us to expedite their orders and ask us to provide the earliest ship-out date from the factory. One of the main challenges to estimate the ship-out date is the hardware function testing time which varies with the configuration that the customer has ordered. So we need a tool that can help us to predict the function testing time faster with high accuracy.

Through applying what I have learnt during the course, my colleagues and I, with guidance from SIMTech’s Mentor, were able to build a predictive model to predict the testing time based on the customer’s configuration. By using the data mining methods, we are now able to predict the function testing time needed faster with high accuracy of more than 90%. This helped the company to provide a more accurate commitment date to the customer. The company’s management is impressed by the work that we have done and is intending to send my colleagues to attend the same data mining course that I have attended.”

2nd Runner-up:
Mr Ng Tiong Chye
Manufacturing Engineer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Singapore Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Mr Ng's video on YouTube.


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  “OMNI Programme has given us a good structural framework and foundation which enables us to fulfil our Enterprise Lean Thinking Cultural Transformation journey, via the two key pillars of People and Process Development.

With the focus on leadership and lean culture development, we are able to incorporate OmniMethodology™ into different areas within the company for various productivity enhancements. We have completed 23 initiatives and have significantly shortened our retrieval of process information from 8 to 2 hours. Overall, we have optimised our limited resources and achieved man-hour savings, ranging from $600 to $2000 for every initiative that we have implemented thus far.

I am glad to be given the opportunity to participate in this OMNI Programme and learn from the experienced industry trainers from SIMTech. It is certainly an eye opener for me to be exposed to the many best practices of the industry. I believe that together with A & One Leadership’s team, we can further contribute to the business growth of our company.”

Winner:
Miss Lim Sock Siang
Manager
A & One Precision Engineering Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Miss Lim's video on YouTube.

“There are always many challenges and changes around us, especially the global competition within the industry. In order to stay competitive, we have to respond to these changes and not only invest on the hardware but also on our people. The OMNI Programme was introduced to me and I realise that this programme is exactly what I need for my team. This programme not only trained us on general tools and techniques, it focuses very much on the people aspect as well. It is indeed a good starting kit for our company’s lean thinking cultural transformation.”

Mr Lim Yong Kang
Managing Director
A & One Precision Engineering Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view A & One Precision Engineering Pte Ltd's video on YouTube.

“Initially, I was quite hesitant to take on a full Graduate Diploma in Precision Measurements and Characterisation. But after attending the first module, I was keen to complete the course as it has provided me with the essential knowledge and practical skills in optics, precision measurements, automatic inspection and material characterisation. I have applied what I have learnt to establish new capabilities in my company by using laser interferometer for precision machine calibration. This has broadened my company’s capabilities and increased its competitiveness. And I was able to convince my wife to do this course with me and today we are both graduating together!”

1st Runner-up:
Mr Teu Cihua
Senior Technical Officer
Setsco Services Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Mr Teu's video on YouTube.

“The OMNI Programme has taught me how to make use of OmniMethodology™ and the Learn-Practise-Implement model to identify areas for improvement and implementation methods, tools and technologies to improve operations and productivity. By using the techniques taught during the course, we have identified and implemented 15 productivity initiatives to reduce inventory costs, increase sales, achieve space savings and improve labour productivity. One productivity initiative that we have rolled out under the OMNI Programme is the Design and Implement Packing Monitoring System initiative. It has helped us improve packing time by more than 10 per cent. I am appreciative of the guidance and support given by the course leaders who have helped my team roll out the productivity improvement plans for my company.”

2nd Runner-up:
Mr Ng Yok Soem
General Manager (Trade, Operations and Treasury)
Kian Ann Districentre Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Mr Ng's video on YouTube.


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“The PE WSQ OMNI programme has helped me initiate steps to improve the Galley Manufacturing Process and increase output by 33%. I managed to reduce the ‘Order-to-Delivery’ process by 41% through business process re-engineering . Applying the techniques taught in the programme has helped my company reduce the cost-of-poor-quality (COPQ) of incoming parts by up to 96% from our subcontractors. The positive experience has inspired me to continue my learning journey with SIMTech. I encourage others to do the same.”

Winner:
Mr Anthony Soon Beng Hock
Manager, Materials Planning
JAMCO SIngapore Pte Ltd





“After attending the PE WSQ LEAN Programme at SIMTech, I decided to implement a number of Kaizen ideas that were taught to my actual work processes. A seemingly simple decision to produce our films in-house has already seen a 20% improvement in our lead time and almost $60K savings per year. Earlier, I used to hear criticism that “Lean was not for the creative industry” but now, together with my company and SIMTech’s LEAN mentors, we have proved them wrong!”

1st Runner-up:
Miss Wincey Woon Shi Moi
Design Manager
Axxel Marketing


“I am grateful to the SIMTech mentors of the PE WSQ Programme in OEE who have helped me push for productivity improvements that have benefitted my company. By implementing a number of initiatives taught in the course, we have reduced machine down time and electrode set-up time by 26%. The set-up work piece time has also been reduced by 33%.“

2nd Runner-up:
Mr Ong Eng Seng
Senior Tooling Manager
Univac Precision Engineering Pte Ltd


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  "The Graduate Diploma in Precision Measurements and Characterisation has helped shorten my response time to customer queries, with a 10% increase in the rate of job completion."

Ms Miko Ong
Customer Service Officer
Optcal Gauging Singapore


  "I am impressed by the quality of the PE WSQ Graduate Diploma Programme which focuses on equipping us with practical industry skills and up-to-date knowledge on regulatory and quality issues which are important in this highly-regulated industry."

Ms Lee Siow Wei
Engineer
Becton Dickinson Medical Singapore Pte Ltd


  "The PE Graduate Diploma in MedTech Manufacturing was the turning point of my career. It equipped me with skills to make inroads into the industry and carve a niche for myself!"

Mr Leslie Tan
Managing Director
Royal Busan Singapore Pte Ltd



  "Thanks to the case-studies and projects taught in the Operations MaNagement Innovation (OMNI) Programme, I am able to manage my operations more efficiently. My bosses are happy with my enhanced contributions."

Mr Kwan Li Feng

Sales Manager
CKE Manufacturing Pte Ltd




"It was a fruitful journey during the Process Technology WSQ Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Manufacturing and Precision Engineering Graduate Diploma in Mechatronics. It was not a bed of roses throughout the learning journey but the rigorous journey helps to reinforce strong mechatronics engineering and environmental sustainability fundamental for my (part-time) Bachelor of Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety course with The University of Newcastle, Australia (Singapore campus). In addition, whatever was learned during these two programme broaden my perspective and greater appreciation on functional safety & engineering product design fundamental for everyday life, work and play."

Mr Tang Shi-Ming, Royston



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Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited first participated in the OMNI programme from 2011 to 2014 in response to rising costs and manpower crunch to achieve significant operations and productivity improvements. To adopt Industry 4.0, Teckwah collaborated with SIMTech in 2018 on another transformation journey. This time it is for with the Digital Transformation and Innovation™ (DTI™) which includes MPTC initiatives for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) & Manufacturing Data Mining Techniques, to accelerate the digital transformation of both its Packaging Printing and Logistics businesses. With SIMTech’s mentorship, Teckwah has developed digital transformation roadmaps, implementing an action plan and 15 DTI™ initiatives aimed at transforming the organisation into a Smart Factory, Smart Warehouse and Smart Logistics. The DTI™ Programme is expected to help Teckwah achieve significant business values with substantial investments in Industry R&D and productivity improvements in the next few years.”

Mr Ng Nai Ping
Executive Director
Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited



“The LEAN programme is fundamental in our journey towards Operational Excellence. It has empowered our associates not only to lean out our processes to run the business more efficiently, but also to build up a culture of continuous improvement, breaking down silos across departments and to strengthen our team culture. At the end of the training, I am extremely proud of my team and very happy to note that every associate is able to share how the LEAN programme has benefited each of them personally. After completing LEAN, 16 of our associates continued with SIMTech’s Digital Transformation and Innovation™ (DTI™) course. This has enabled us to build a clear roadmap for our Digitialisation and Industry 4.0 journey.”

Mr Phillip Choo
Vice President & Managing Director
Michelman Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd



“With the great support from our management, 15 AFPD shop-floor engineering staff, including managers and engineers, have been trained through SIMTech’s Manufacturing Data Mining Techniques course. 5 real case-studies were used during the training for project initiation. Through applying the knowledge and techniques learnt from this training, we have observed productivity improvement up to 93 per cent in the areas of lot testing, manpower saving in design of experiment or DOE and abnormalities detection in the Rubbing process, cycle time reduction in the set-up of “Stepper” for Photo process. After the training, we have proposed a pilot project to apply “Data Mining and Machine Learning Technologies” into the actual production line to realise the real benefit instead of just “Off-Line” evaluations results.”

Mr Kevin Looi
IT Department Manager
AFPD Pte Ltd


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“In 2016, I came across the OMNI programme from A*STAR SIMTech. The OMNI programme not only taught knowledge but also weaved in live projects that would help the learners apply the new knowledge to solve real issues in the respective organisation.

In February 2017, we kicked off the programme with 20 members, dedicating every Monday morning to our OMNI sessions for almost 7 months. As I felt LEAN was important, I led the way and learnt alongside my team members. Secondly, I allocated time every week to think about LEAN and we gradually built a new muscle memory within the team.

Even when the course ended in September 2017, we did not stop there. We continued to generate new projects and track them under our Balanced Score Card. What was really enlightening was to see middle managers initiating new projects and updating their achievements at our management and staff conference. Gemba, A3 and 5W have become a new vocabulary in the NTUC LearningHub leadership. Our next phase is to ensure that all our staff is inducted to basic LEAN knowledge through an e-learning module and 1-day appreciation class.

One of the outcomes of this journey was the 20 projects initiated during our course. These have resulted in improved customer experiences at our counters by reducing waiting time, improved cash flow, a more efficient back-end processing team, increased our class loading efficiency, better classroom management, and reduced operating costs by going paperless, wireless and cashless. I am happy that we have achieved an overall productivity gain of about 7 per cent improvement in costs through these projects.

While these projects have served us well, what is more important for me is that we have built a new LEAN culture of continuous improvement within NTUC LearningHub. This mindset and culture will be the new fishing rod that will help us grow stronger and better to serve our customers and be even more resilient as an organisation in the face of technological change.”


Mr Kwek Kok Kwong
Chief Executive officer
NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd



“I would like to take this opportunity to thank A*STAR SIMTech and Dr Li Xiang for the great effort and contribution to raise our awareness and understanding of data mining and data analytics through the data mining course. From this course, we understand the basic principles of data mining to apply data mining technologies with the tool developed by SIMTech.

This is very relevant to what we are doing in ASM to implement smart intelligence in our equipment for Industry 4.0 through big data analytics. Seven in-house projects have been selected to go through hands-on training of applying data mining technologies. Five of these projects are for productivity improvement. For example, previously it was a challenge for our engineering team to accurately estimate tail length and Free Air Bael (FAB) with existing process parameter data in wire bonding process.

During the training, the team has established correlation models by fuzzy neural network method which can help to estimate the tail length and FAB with more than 95 per cent accuracy using sample production data. The predictive model can help to reduce development time by 50 per cent; for design optimisation, 50 per cent material savings and 75 per cent manpower savings are achieved compared with traditional methods.

The company’s management is impressed by these achievements of the teams in applying data mining.To further achieve mutual gain through the collaboration between ASM and SIMTech on using data mining and analytics to improve various areas in manufacturing, our company is an industry partner to work with SIMTech in smart product development and manufacturing.”

Mr Kenny Kwan
Vice President, Technology
ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd



“Our transformation journey started off with four of us including myself participating in A*STAR SIMTech’s OMNI programme. It turned out to be an eye-opening and enriching experience as we learnt about productivity management and creating productivity gains through impactful initiatives.

Inspired by our own learning journey, we kicked off the transformation journey in our company and identified three key pillars of change for the company – People, Process and Systems. It is ZACD’s belief in continuous learning for our staff, and continuous innovation in our products and services. Therefore, we have enrolled 16 staff of ZACD and SLP from different business functions for the OMNI programme.

Ten initiatives have been implemented, with more in the pipeline. Some of the initiatives include a Database system which streamline sales matching process, resulting in 75 per cent productivity gain. HR also implemented a digital Performance Management System which shortens appraisal process and improve productivity by 50 per cent. In the long-term, as an integrated real estate asset manager, it is ZACD’s plan to integrate SIMTech’s technology into our industrial project pipeline, providing SMART Factory solutions for industry 4.0 businesses.

We would like to thank SIMTech for their support in guiding ZACD’s OMNI Taskforce in our continuous improvement journey.”

Mr Darren Chew
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
ZACD Group Ltd



“Markono Print Media has evolved from a traditional printing business to a supply chain business to support the potential industry. To support our business transformation with the substantial investment in machinery and automation, we believe that the software is more important than the hardware we have invested. That is why we invited many staff members into the OMNI programme. Through the OMNI programme, we are able to get the team together and provide the tools to enable the team to solve problems and challenges in a structured manner. Through this programme, we achieved team cohesiveness and we are clear in our business strategy to tackle the challenges and provide appropriate solutions for our customers.”

Mr Edwin Ng
Managing Director
Markono Print Media Pte Ltd



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“I personally believe in Life Long Learning and hence I strongly support SIMTech’s WSQ Courses. We have sent our staff for LEAN and OMNI courses while I have attained the full graduate diploma on Advanced Welding Technologies. Through this course, I also learnt more about SIMTech and its initiatives which I find are highly applicable to improving our company’s business and product offerings.

Since then, I have worked together with SIMTech to establish my company’s roadmap, and have enrolled my company to take part in a collaborative industry project with SIMTech. Through this project, we will be installing a welding machine while 2 of our staff will be trained in using the new equipment to perform Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding of aluminum plates. This project will build my company’s welding capability to further enhance our aluminium product offerings.

I am glad that I have joined the course which has convinced me to embark on this transformative journey for my company.”

Mr Yeh Bao Say
Managing Director
Vento Systems Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Vento Systems Pte Ltd's video.




“We enrolled 16 staff from different departments in SIMTech’s Implement LEAN Manufacturing programme. As a result of this programme, we have set up a LEAN committee in the company. This committee has initiated 34 projects which aimed to streamline and improve operational procedures. We have completed 16 projects and have experienced significant positive outcomes across the different functions. The committee standardised the company’s hardness test report format. This has improved accuracy of the reports by 100%. The committee also implemented web-app data consolidation which reduced staff’s vendor search time significantly.”

Mr Jackie Lau
Managing Director
Seng Heng Engineering Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Seng Heng Engineering Pte Ltd's video on YouTube.


“Pirtek delivers to our customers high quality hydraulic solutions conforming to international standards, and speed consistently. The OMNI programme suited us well, as it allows us to have a consistent message throughout the company with high visibility. The OMNI Programme has trained 13 Pirtek staff, from the management team, technical teams, and the sales and admin staff across different departments. Thereafter, they became our productivity champions of OMNI for Pirtek.

Since I joined the programme, these productivity champions have implemented 17 of the 28 initiatives, to improve the operational procedures in their respective units. Initiatives are implemented and tracked through visual boards that are displayed prominently throughout the company to ensure high awareness of the employees. The productivity champions have also encouraged their peers to come up with improvement initiatives.

Pirtek has experienced significant productivity gains from these initiatives. For example, our mobile van service order lead time and production processes’ lead time have been reduced by 50%. Convinced by the success of the OMNI Programme, we have approached SIMTech and adopted its Inventory Management System, achieving a reduction of 60% in our inventory purchases.”

Mr Pek Yew-Chai
Director
Pirtek Asia Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Pirtek Asia Pte Ltd's video on YouTube.


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“6 sigma methodology has always been the platform for our TOSHIBA WAY of Management Innovation. In April 2015, we were introduced to SIMTech OMNI Programme by chance. Immediately, we saw the potential to create new breakthrough for our INNOVATION INITIATIVES. SIMTech was invited to TOSHIBA for Top Management presentation on OMNI Programme. 14 Managers from the Operation Management and Support functions were appointed to participate in this 2015 corporate OMNI Programme to become Productivity Champions.

Productivity Champions who acquired the skills and knowledge are able to create new Visualised System for better management and aggressive KPIs. Its effectiveness for productivity and efficiency improvements are realised through a new holistic approach with cross functional collaborations. With the guidance from the Course Leaders, 15 productivity initiatives were identified and implemented. We achieved productivity gains by reducing production loss time by 83 per cent, day of inventory by 34 per cent, storage space by 24 per cent and increased labour efficiency by 12 per cent.”

Mr Tetsu Oda
President & CEO
Toshiba TEC Singapore Pte Ltd

Please visit here to view Toshiba TEC Singapore Pte Ltd's video on YouTube.




“We have benefitted from the systematic approach of establishing the OEE objectives, OEE assessment baseline and factory OEE KPI (target), which help pinpoint the OEE losses and performance root cause analysis, and identify the opportunities for OEE and productivity improvement.

A total of 14 trainees from Molex have attended SIMTech’s OEE programme. With the initiatives implemented, an overall OEE improvement of 30-60 per cent was achieved. A further step was also taken to drive it across the shopfloor for further productivity improvements. It offered us holistic approach to identify issues in the domains under Availability, Performance and Quality. Using the OEE information, the trainees also learnt that data accuracy was important to generate the right initiatives which allowed them to analyse the ROI and decide on the feasibility for implementation. The OEE training is of great help to our trainees as it is in line with Molex’s goal for continuous improvement.”

Mr Eddie Lee
Principal Engineer
Molex Singapore Pte Ltd
Please visit here to view Molex Singapore Pte Ltd's video on YouTube.

“16 MegaChem staff, across all departments, attended the WSQ Lean Programme conducted by SIMTech last year. Even before completing the programme, the team had made use of the tools and knowledge acquired from the programme to generate more than 30 Kaizen projects to improve our productivity and capabilities. On top of reaping substantial cost savings, the Lean implementation in our company has proved to be effective in improving employees’ morale and engagement. Today, Lean has become a working culture in Megachem. People are adapting to the Lean approach and they have started to analyse problems in a more systematic way. The programme has been very beneficial for us and I strongly encourage other companies to leverage on this programme for productivity improvements.”

Mr Chan Khai Leong
Group General Manager
MegaChem Limited
Please visit here to view MegaChem Limited's video on YouTube.


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“Huationg Holdings sent a total of 15 candidates for a corporate batch of the PE WSQ OMNI Programme in 2014 from: Huationg (Asia) Pte Ltd, Huationg Inland Transport Service Pte Ltd, and Hua Resources Pte Ltd. Together with the mentors, our staff involved in the course identified a total of 20 productivity initiatives that were subsequently implemented by the team. By doing so, we achieve productivity improvements to about 30%.”

Mr Jimmy Chua
CEO
Huationg Holdings Pte Ltd





“This year, we have Kulicke & Soffa employees graduating from SIMTech’s Carbon, OMNI, Metal Manufacturing, and Mechatronics courses and we are very proud of each of their achievements. A case in point is the PE WSQ Carbon Programme that aligns with our own Sustainability Steering Committee that looks to develop in-house sustainability champions within our company. Through this programme, our company has identified hotspots for improvement, with the potential to reduce our carbon footprint by 20% and significantly increase cost savings per year.”

Mr Shai Soloveizik
VP Equipment Manufacturing/GM Singapore
Kulicke & Soffa Pte Ltd


“We had sent our managers, supervisors and engineers to attend the PE WSQ Programme in Implement Lean Manufacturing in 2014 and 2015 at SIMTech. We have had good responses from our colleagues by implementing what was taught in the course. A total of more than 50 projects were received to date. A significant number of these have been implemented. Our productivity has increased and the man-hours in some processes have also reduced significantly. The programme is beneficial to us. I am sure other companies will benefit too if they embark on this programme. “

Mr Vincent Tan
Managing Director
MTQ Engineering Pte Ltd


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