Industry 4.0 has been widely discussed as the 4th Industrial Revolution for the manufacturing industry worldwide. Coined in Germany, researchers and experts have predicted that for the next 5 to 10 years, Industry 4.0 could boost productivity in the German manufacturing sector by €90 billion to €150 billion and create up to 390,000 jobs.

In Singapore, manufacturing accounts for about a fifth of Singapore’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and for more than 400,000 jobs. However, with the turn of the 21st century, Singapore is tackling new challenges with increasing labour costs, stagnant productivity and an ageing workforce in the face of a slowing global economy. With the government’s help, there is a push towards “Advanced Manufacturing” and implementing Industry 4.0 may possibly lead a revitalization of Singapore’s manufacturing economy.

So what exactly is Industry 4.0 and what are the opportunities and challenges that comes with this revolution? How will Industry 4.0 be able to help Singapore’s manufacturing industry? The upcoming session of this Speaker Series will address these questions.

Details of the Session
Date:     27 May 2016, Friday
Time:     3pm – 6pm (Refreshments will be served)
Venue:   SIT@SP Building (510 Dover Road #05-01 Singapore 139660)
Fee:       Complimentary

Who should attend?
Manufacturing/Engineering professionals, civil servants, academics, researchers and students. Open to members of the public who work or study in related fields of Engineering/Manufacturing.

Registration is now closed.

3:00pm – Registration

3:15pm – Opening Address by the Singapore German Embassy & German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

3:30pm –  “Industry 4.0 – What really is it and how is Additive Manufacturing linked to it?” by Prof. Michael Zäh, Technische Universität München, Head, Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management

4:00pm – Q&A

4:10pm – “Industry 4.0 : Digitalization and creating a Digital Enterprise” by Mr. Alex Teo, Siemens Industry Software Pte Ltd, Regional Channel Sales Director (ASEAN)

4:40pm – Q&A

4:50pm – “Industrial IoT and its Impact on SMEs and MNCs” by Mr. Wilson Deng, Arcstone Pte Ltd, Chief Executive Officer

5:20pm – Q&A

5:30pm – Tea & Networking Session

6:00pm – End of Session

 “Industry 4.0 – What really is it and how is Additive Manufacturing linked to it?”
Prof. Michael Zäh, Technische Universität München
Head, Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management

Industry 4.0 (German: Industrie 4.0) meaning scenarios that can be considered so revolutionary, that they account for a 4th industrial revolution, has been created in Germany roughly five years ago. The German government has sparked an initiative to broadly fund research initiatives and to empower our industry to deal with the different approaches. The basis is the novel Internet Protocol allowing for a factually unlimited number of addresses, so that just about anything can be connected with each other – Machines with machines, people with people and people with machines. This allows for scenarios such as robot supported workplaces, machine diagnosis via network, data gathering in a manufacturing environment and so forth. Wherever things are connected, there is the creation of data, leading to so called big data approaches. Data storage devices are becoming cheaper with the years, which supports this development. Additive manufacturing plays a key role in Industry 4.0, because it is a technology supporting small-lot-size manufacturing, which is one of the many benefits targeted be Industry 4.0.


“Industry 4.0 : Digitalization and creating a Digital Enterprise”
Mr. Alex Teo, Siemens Industry Software Pte Ltd
Regional Channel Sales Director (ASEAN)

Our world is becoming ever more connected. Billions of intelligent devices and machines generate massive amounts of data, creating a bridge between real and virtual worlds. Turning these vast amounts of data into value is a key success factor. Tremendous opportunities emerge when the virtual and real worlds unite. And these opportunities are paving the way for tremendous growth. This short presentation showcases what has been done by leading manufacturers to create the digital enterprise to leverage on this global trend to reduce time-to-market and accelerate innovation.


“Industrial IoT and its Impact on SMEs and MNCs”
Mr. Wilson Deng, Arcstone Pte Ltd

As the IoT buzz word continues to fly around and it’s association with industry and manufacturing picks up, let’s explore the true value of what IoT can provide to SMEs and MNCs and why it is more important than ever to begin leveraging these solutions. In this dive we’ll look into sample cases of cost effective IoT deployments for small operations to large facilities where the entire value chain is utilized to monitor and improve. Likewise, we’ll look at opportunities and concepts on how IoT can be leverage to better integrate SME suppliers to MNC purchasers.

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