Siemens launched its Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy last Friday (16 September 2016). The consultancy will cover Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets, which are also facing increasing challenges to remain competitive.
The launch ceremony was officiated by Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran, and Siemens AG Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser.
The consultancy aims to assist companies to assess the current state of their facilities. It will then structure an Industry 4.0 transformation roadmap to digitalise their factories, Siemens said in a press statement.
The Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy will help customers optimise their manufacturing processes. It will also digitalise their assets and machineries to enable analytics to better manage operations on a facility-wide level.
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), this consultancy plugs a critical capability gap in the market. This is because while manufacturers, especially in markets like Singapore, are keen to digitalise their factories to remain competitive, many lack the knowledge and expertise of the smaller steps they can take to do so.
"Siemens' decision to establish its first manufacturing consultancy here is testament to the importance of Singapore's manufacturing sector to the global supply chain," said Yeoh Keat Chuan, Managing Director, EDB. "By helping producers to develop digitalisation roadmaps, the Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy will be an important partner to promote the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies in Singapore."
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