News & Events

Date : 28 Sep 2012
Venue : SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

You are cordially invited to the annual Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC) Conference and Technology Exhibition 2012. This event will be held in conjunction with the annual National RFID Centre User Conference on 28 September 2012 from 9.00am to 5.00pm at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Distinguished Professor Jay Lee from the University of Cincinnati will deliver a keynote speech on "Recent Advances in Predictive Technologies for Next-Generation Near Zero Breakdown Manufacturing and Service Systems". As more smart software and embedded intelligence are integrated in industrial systems, infotronics-based prognostics technologies can further intertwine intelligent algorithms with electronics and tether-free intelligence to predict system performance degradation and autonomously manage and maximise system availability leading to downtime loss reduction and improvement in manufacturing productivity.

Other presentations in the morning session include discussions relating to productivity challenges, lean manufacturing and overall equipment effectiveness innovation. There will be 2 parallel tracks in the afternoon session. One on "RFID for Productivity Improvement" where end-user companies will share their RFID implementation experiences and leading RFID technology providers will unveil their latest RFID solutions. The other is on "Productivity through Industrial Automation" where industry and academic experts will shed light on the challenges, applications and developments of robotic automation to raise productivity.

This annual event will showcase an array of RFID technologies, manufacturing automation and technologies for productivity improvement for industry to tap and develop capabilities for productivity improvement.

The participating exhibitors include  Anewtech Systems Pte Ltd, Bartronics Asia Pte Ltd, CAD-IT Consultants (Asia) Pte Ltd, Daifuku Mechatronics (S) Pte Ltd, JM Vistec System Pte Ltd, Keyence Singapore Pte Ltd, LHT Holdings Ltd, Leaptron Engineering Pte Ltd, Singapore Communications (Wavex) Pte Ltd, Smartag Solutions Bhd, TCM RFiD Pte Ltd, Tignernix Pte Ltd, VGTag iN-Solution Pte Ltd and Zabrocia Pte Ltd, Universal-Robot Distributor and Service Centre.

Some 250 delegates from the manufacturing industry, government agencies and research organisations are expected to attend this event.

This event is non-chargeable and is also qualified for 5 PDUs (Professional Development Units) by PEB (Professional Engineers Board).

We look forward to welcoming you to the MPTC Conference and Technology Exhibition at SIMTech.





MPTC Activities and Initiatives
Dr Lee Eng Wah, Director, MPTC


MOU Signing Ceremony


Keynote Speech: Recent Advances in Predictive Technologies  for Next Generation Manufacturing and Service Systems

Professor Jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar and L. W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, University of Cincinnati & Director, NSF Multi-Campus Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Intelligent Maintenance Systems


Tea break & Exhibition


Improving Productivity - The Challenges Ahead
Mr Low Choo Tuck, Principal Consultant, Singapore Productivity Association


Improving Productivity in Aerospace MRO
Mr Alain Dupuis, Head, MRO Cluster, EADS Innovation Works South Asia


Lean Manufacturing - Productivity Focus
Mr Toh Ming Hon, Senior Consultant, MPTC



Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Initiative and Industry Case Studies
Dr Zhou Junhong, Initiative Lead, MPTC


Panel Discussion
Panellist:Dr John Gan Oon Peen (Moderator), Professor Jay Lee, Mr Low Choo Tuck, Mr Alain Dupuis, MrToh Ming Hon, Dr Zhou Junhong


Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

Parallel Technical Sessions


Track 1: NRC User Conference - RFID for Productivity Improvement
Chair: Dr John Gan

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3

Track 2: Productivity Through Industrial Automation
Chair: Dr Mustafa S Kurbanhusen

Venue: Training Room 1, Level 3


Update on RFID Innovation Platform Projects and Call for Proposals
Dr John Gan Oon Peen, Technical Lead, NRC

Innovative Industrial Robotics for Manufacturing
Mr Werner Angerer, Product Manager, General Industry, KUKA Roboter GmbH


RFID Innovation Platform Awards Ceremony

- ITE College Central
- Makino Pte Ltd
- Prime SteelKit Pte Ltd
- Presto Drycleaners Pte Ltd
- SATS Ltd
- Yeap Transport Pte Ltd

Development of High End Vision Inspection System

Mr Manago Daiki, Consultant, International Marketing Team,  Keyence Japan


Automated RFID-based Tracking System For Personnel Deployment and Clean Garments
Mr Yap Ah Choi, Senior Section Manager, Production Control, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte Ltd


From Reconfigurable Automation to Human-inspired Automation

Associate Professor Chen I-Ming, Director of Intelligent Systems Centre, Nanyang Technological University


Tea Break, Networking & Exhibition


Leveraging on RFID Technology: Remnant Tracking and Management System
Mr Loh Kee Huat, General Manager, Prime Steelkit Pte Ltd

Increasing Productivity Using Robots
Mr Lars Skovsgaard, Managing Director, Zacobria Pte Ltd


Evolution of Technology Adoption on Jewellery Retail Community - A New Arena for RFID Innovative Applications
Mr Toh Eng Keong, Chief Executive Officer,  VGTag
iN-Solutions Pte Ltd

Innovative Robotic Technologies for Industry
Dr Lim Chee Wang, Team Lead, SIMTech

3D Image Processing for Industrial Applications
Dr Xu Jian, Team Lead, SIMTech






Improving Laundry Productivity with RFID Technology
Mr Lee Weng Yew, Project Manager, Central Laundry Pte Ltd


Secured Trade Facilitation System Using RFID
Mr Lim Peng Keong, Chief Executive Officer, Smartag Solutions Bhd



MPTC Conference Exhibition Floor Plan