Mr. Wong Ming Mao is currently a Senior Industry Development Manager (SIDM) for the Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC) at SIMTech. His main role is to help local industry to improve productivity through the use of manufacturing technologies such as industry informatics, RFID and automation. He also helps to mentor productivity champions under the Operations Management Innovation (OMNI) methodology.
Before being a SIDM, he has spent over 20 years in industrial informatics for the shop floor monitoring with extensive project management, research and industrial experience in numerous enterprise and mission-critical applications such as automated airfreight control and self-recovery system for SATS Airfreight Terminal 6 and integrated shop-floor execution control system for Tyco Electronics.
He is a Certified Industrial Automation Consultant with SIAA since 1995 and holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering. His background in mechanical and IT enable him to better understand the needs especially in PE, aerospace and marine industries.
Research Interest:Productivity improvement techniques, automated airfreight terminal control, intelligent supervisory control, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) enhancements, business process re-engineering, manufacturing execution systems, SCADA, RFID track & trace and material handling equipment optimisation.
BioNotes:Master of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 1993 (Mechanical)
Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 1988 (Mechanical)
M.M. Wong, C.H. Tan, J.B. Zhang, L.Q. Zhuang, Y.Z. Zhao and M.Luo, " On-line reconfiguration to enhance the routing flexibility of complex automated material handling operations", J. Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (special edition on IMLF2005), vol. 23(3), pp. 294-304 (Jun-2007)
C. H. Tan, Y. Z. Zhao, M. Luo, S. Liemhetcharat, J. B. Zhang and M. M. Wong, "Agent-based Service-Oriented Dynamic Resource Allocation", International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), 17-Dec-2008 to 20-Dec-2008, Hanoi, Vietnam, vol. 0, pp. 921-926
M. Luo, J.B. Zhang, M.M. Wong, L.Q. Zhuang, K.C. Ng and S.W. Aung, "A Heuristic Approach to Auto-Recovery in a Supervisory Control of Heterogeneous Automatic Equipment for Material Handling", Proceedings of The 31th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'05), North Carolina, 6-10 November 2005, Vol.1, pp. 2325-2330.
M.M. Wong, J.B. Zhang, Y. Tang and L.Q. Zhuang, "A QoS-aware Dynamic Transfer Order Optimisation Methodology for Automated Material-Handling Systems", Proceedings of IEEE 4th International Conference on Control And Automation (ICCA 2003), Montreal, Canada, 10-12 June 2003, pp.233-237.
Awards:2005 SIMTech Best Industry Project Award
2005 SIMTech Best Friday Presentation Award
2003 Recipient of IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award
2003 Finalist of ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award
2002 Finalist of National Technology Award 200
1988 The University of Newcastle Medal, Australia