Manufacturing productivity is critical for companies to maintain their competitive advantage in the industry. Productivity is the outcome of effectiveness and efficiency. Manufacturers can achieve this by either reducing inputs (such as capital, material, and labour) or streamlining their manufacturing process or work flows, or by increasing the value of outputs with innovation and the use of technology.

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), is the first of its kind in Singapore.

It promotes the use of technology to enhance manufacturing productivity by improving efficiency and effectiveness. It also strives to create increased value with the innovation and development of 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 in order to gain "step-change" improvements in manufacturing productivity.