SIAA signs MOU with e2i on Robotics & Automation
Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) and e2i signs a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the MoU, both organizations will work together to help local businesses have easy access to adopt technology and support workers for training. Higher productivity and deeper skills will be gained through:
Mr Oliver Tian, President of SIAA added “Automation is not a new word. However, with the convergence of key technologies such as wireless sensors, cloud computing, big data and analytics, Automation in the connected world is taking on a more meaningful and significant role. The success of automation in the factory is now speedily cross-pollinating into other verticals such as Retail and the Services industries, Logistics and Transportation, Healthcare and the Silver industries amongst others. Productivity does not just happen because we bought a machine – the impact of automation must transient two very important changes for the business.”
He continued to explain, “Firstly, the transformation of Competency Level. We need renewed skill-sets for our workforce to use the new automation tools. In this regard, we are happy to partner with e2i to help in the competency development efforts across the relevant SME industries in Singapore. Secondly, the transformation of Service Level. With the adoption of proven technology comes change management as well as an upgrade in Service Level. SIAA will also work with e2i to facilitate companies to adopt technologies which they had carefully selected.”
At the first Robotics and Automation Awareness Seminar organised by e2i and SIAA on 6 April 2015, Mr Chan Chun Sing, NTUC’s Deputy Secretary-General, attended the event with about 200 employers from service-related sectors.
Industry experts like Dr Eva Yi-Yuan Yueh, from Innovative Digi-Tech Enabled Applications and Services (IDEAS Institute, Taiwan) spoke about SMART retail; and Professor Chen I-Ming, Director of Intelligent Systems Centre & Robotics Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University spoke about robotics technology for logistics.
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