ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Remanufacturing Initiative (by invitation only)

Date: 20 Oct 2011 - 20 Oct 2011

Venue: Caterpillar Asia P/L, 5 Tukang Innovation Grove, Singapore 618304

Remanufacturing converts used products/components into new ones with like-new quality. Comparing with manufacturing new products/components, remanufacturing generates much lower carbon emissions, and consumes much less material, energy, water, and other resources. With growing issue of resource sustainability, gaining capability in remanufacturing opens a new window of opportunity for high-margin business growth in a rapidly expanding market. Caterpillar is a world leader in remanufacturing. Caterpillar Reman Singapore is its first remanufacturing factory in Asia offering integrated solutions for remanufacturing development and operation as well as used-parts management and distribution. The factory is established to remanufacturing used internal-combustion engines, transmissions, and other parts of heavy-duty mining trucks. It is high-tech, low-cost, and eco-friendly, recovering materials through differentiated technology and environmental sustainable practices to restore components into like-new conditions.Opportunities are open for engineering services (i.e., cleaning, surface treatment, cladding, peening, etc) and remanufacturing of many components. The potential value of outsourcing to local companies can well be over US$100million per year.  

This roundtable is to allow participating companies 
·         to learn the needs and plan of Caterpillar to collaborate with local companies, and the company's procurement process

  • to learn SIMTech/A*STAR’s R&D programme and initiatives to support  and grow local remanufacturing capabilities, and 
  • to discuss and register your company’s interests and needs 

Join us to explore valuable opportunities in remanufacturing.  

1.30pm    Registration 
2:.00pm   Welcome and Introduction to Caterpillar by Mr Mark Dubois, Facility Manager, Caterpillar 
2:15pm           Introduction of Remanufacturing R&D programme and initiative by Dr Song Bin, Director, Sustainable Manufacturing Center, SIMTech 
2:30pm           Caterpillar’s needs and plan in remanufacturing by Mr Chris Healy, Engineering Manager, Caterpillar
2:50pm           Caterpillar’s Procurement Process and Basic Criteria by Mr Joseph Foo, Global Purchasing, Caterpillar
3:10am           Supplier Technical Evaluation Case Study by Dr Khong Heng Poh, Senior Consultant and Lead, Remanufacturing Initiative, Sustainable

               Manufacturing Centre, SIMTech

3:20pm           Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Technologies for Remanufacturing by Dr Lin Wei, Senior Scientist, SIMTech

3:35pm           Qualification of Remanufactured Parts by A/Professor Tan Cher Ming, Director, SIMTech-NTU Joint-lab on Reliability 

3:50pm           Coffee Break/Networking Session

4.10pm    Roundtable Discussion

4.45pm    Summary 

5:00pm           End

To reserve a seat for this non-chargeable event, please register online before 19 October 2011. 

Who Should Attend
Senior Management staff and Managers from Repair/Overhaul, Precision Engineering, Surface Treatment, Cleaning, Packaging/Logistics sectors.

For technical enquiries: Dr Gary Ng, Email: 
For general enquiries: Alice Koh, Email: