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You are cordially invited to the SIMTech Annual Manufacturing Forum 2011 (AMF’11). The 6th edition, AMF’11 is happening on Thursday, 8 September 2011 at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). AMF’11 focuses on productivity for manufacturing through technology and R&D. Some 250 invited participants are expected to attend this complimentary event.

If you are from the manufacturing industry, AMF’11 is an ideal platform for you to know about the trends, methodologies, technologies and assistance available to begin your company’s journey to enhance productivity and engineer innovation for your company.

AMF’11 comprises an Annual Manufacturing Lecture, Technical Sessions and an exhibition. Details are provided below.

The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), is setting up the Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC). The first of its kind in Singapore, MPTC promotes the use of technology to enhance manufacturing productivity through improving efficiency, effectiveness and also develop high-value products and services through value creation. To achieve this, MPTC assists companies harness A*STAR technologies, tools and capabilities in automation, processes and systems for manufacturing enterprises to
gain "step-change" improvement in manufacturing productivity through SIMTech.

SIMTech’s Annual Manufacturing Forum

AMF 2011
  • 8th September 2011 (Thursday) at SIMTech’s Auditorium
  • Featuring an Annual Manufacturing Lecture & Technical Sessions
  • Theme : A Productivity ‐driven and Value ‐creation Future – feature insightful discussions on productivity issues, technology enablers , best practices and adoption of technologies and techniques by industries .
Other highlights
  • Launch & Tour of Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC)
  • Graduation ceremony of the pioneer batches of WDA & SIMTech’s SME Manufacturing Excellence Programme, where they will also share their productivity achievements and experience gained.
  • Exhibition featuring technologies & tools for greater productivity and growth

Annual Manufacturing Forum 2011

Theme : A productivity ‐driven and value creation future
Time Agenda (Morning Session)
0845 Registration / Breakfast
0930 Welcome Remarks by Dr Lim Ser Yong, Executive Director, SIMTech
0935 Opening Address by Guest ‐of ‐Honour, Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry
0945 Annual Manufacturing Lecture (AML) Strategies, Innovation and Technologies for Greater Productivity in Manufacturing Value Chain Dr Hamid Mughal, Executive Vice ‐President, Rolls ‐Royce Plc
1030 Introduction of Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC) : Dr Lee Eng Wah, SIMTech
1035 Launch of MPTC/ Tour by Guest ‐of ‐Honour Tea Break / Tour of Exhibition
1100 WSQ SME Manufacturing Excellence Programme Graduation
Presiding Officer: Mr Wong Hong Kuan, Chief Executive, Singapore Workforce Development Agency
1120 Success Story of WSQ Manufacturing Excellence Programme: Mr Zyron Goh, Wemark Techno Engineering
1130 Value Creation in Marine Industry: Mr Glendle Sim, Mencast Holdings Limited
1150 Strategies Alignment of Lean Six Sigma in GE Energy Services Overview: Mr Teo Seow Hian, GE Energy Services, Parts and Repair, International
1210 Panel Discussion – Strategies and technologies for greater productivity and growth
Panel Members:
Dr Lee E W (Facilitator), SIMTech, Mr Ng Nai Ping, Teckwah Corp Ltd, Mr Teo Seow Hian, GE Energy Services Government Agencies ‐ e2i, SPRING, EDB , WDA
1245 Lunch
Theme : A productivity ‐driven and value creation future
Time Agenda (Afternoon Session)
1300 Tour of MPTC and Exhibiton
1345 Technical Session 1 (3 speakers)
Lean In a Finished Goods Replenishment Centre: Ms Mae Wong, CIBA Vision
Optimizing & Standardizing Inventory Management System in Manufacturing: Ms Amanda Tan & Ms Angeline Chong, Genentech Singapore Reserved Slot
1515 Tea Break, Tour of MPTC and Exhibition
1530 Technical Session 2 (5 speakers)
Manufacturing Excellence Through OmniMethodologyTM : Dr Roland Lim, SIMTech
Project Sesame: Mr Kew Kee Hing, Teckwah Value Chain
Changing Production Strategy to meet new market demands: Ms Liow Hwee Kheng, II ‐VI Singapore
Automation of Pick List Scanning: Mr Alvin Foo, Mentor Media
High ‐Mix Low Volume Productivity Improvements: Mr Kwan Lifeng, CKE Manufacturing
1700 Tour of MPTC / End of Programme