Factory Performance Improvement through Operations Modelling and Simulation (40 HOURS)

Factory Performance Improvement through Operations Modelling and Simulation
This course is co-organised with D-SIMLAB Technologies.


In times of uncertainty, companies are saddled with increasing resource costs such as manpower, energy and transportation. Increases in manpower cost, energy cost and transportation are outside the control of companies. So, what can the companies do to minimise the impact on the price increase?

Besides the direct cost to impact, companies can investigate areas to better utilise production resources, ease the congestion of work-in-progress parts and relook at the layout of the factory to optimise the production. Companies can explore streamlining the production flow with better planning and management of existing production systems using relevant decision analysis methods.

This course focuses on the following pain points faced by manufacturing companies:

  • Manpower issues such as labour shortages and upskilling of workers for value-added jobs in manufacturing
  • Frequent congestion of work-in-progress parts under a space-constrained (small or/and multi-level/location) production space
  • Inefficient utilisation of production resources such as machines and transporters in a high product mix manufacturing environment

It addresses the pain points by (i) streamlining the production flow prior to factory automation and (ii) better planning and management of existing production systems using relevant decision analysis methods.

About the Programme

The course adopts SIMTech’s Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy with emphasis on industry case studies and a project work targeting the pain points in the learners’ company. Throughout the 10 half-day sessions, the trainers will cover topics in:

  • Fundamentals of Factory Performance – Evaluate factory performance and productivity improvement initiatives
  • Supplier and Order Fulfilment – Quantify and manage external uncertainties
  • Layout Planning – Assess and plan layout for different manufacturing environment
  • Capacity Management – Plan capacity at strategic, tactical, and operational levels
  • Operations Simulation – Understand and identify relevant COTS simulation software
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Who Should Attend

The course is specially designed for aspiring or existing industrial engineers, production planners and factory managers with a keen interest or basic knowledge in supplier management, production layout and resource capacity planning.

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.

Key focus areas or applications:

  • Fundamentals of Factory Performance
  • Layout Planning
  • Advance Capacity Management
  • Supplier and Order Fulfilment
  • Basic Capacity Management
  • Operations Simulation

Upon Completion of This Course

Upon Completion of this Course

Electronic Statement of Attainment (SOA) certificates will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. 

Participants must also meet the following criteria to receive their SOAs: 

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Find out more about the WSQ SOA certificate.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full course fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Sample: Statement of Attainment (SOA) CertificateSSG SOA

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this course is $4,000 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(MCES) ²
SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.


  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.


SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.


SkillsFuture Credit

For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit www.skillsfuture.gov.sg

How course fees are calculated

International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
Not applicable for SkillsFuture Funding SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)  SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee $4,000$4,000$4,000 $4,000 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($2,800)($3,600)($3,600)
Nett Course Fee$4,000$1,200$400$400
GST 9%
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$4,360$1,308$508$508
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Mr TAN Chin Sheng,
Email: cstan@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Connie NG,
Email: yyng@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select "Modular Programmes".
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.


Skills Course Reference Number Next Intake(s)'s Training Period
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Registration Status 
  • Factory Performance Improvement through Operations Modelling and Simulation (40 hours)
TGS-2022010974 The next intake's schedule is still in the planning stage.

Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
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