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Digital Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing

Topic:Professional Development & Leadership

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

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  • Duration/Frequency:

    40 hours / 4 days (includes 6 hours of e-learning)
  • Mode of Training:

    Blended (F2F & Online Synchronous)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

According to EDB Singapore, leading firms across industrial sectors such as Shell, Micron, and Merck have chosen Singapore as a strategic manufacturing hub. We are the world’s 4th largest global exporter of high-tech goods – Singapore produces 5 of the world’s top 10 drugs, and is the 5th largest producer of refined oil. Our ecosystem also comprises top Engineering, Procurement, and Construction firms with facility engineering and large-scale construction expertise, and research institutes that can work directly with companies to develop cutting-edge solutions with global impact.

Meanwhile, technologies are transforming the global business landscape. The new digital age is emerging at an accelerating pace of change with no clear patterns and lack of structured information. This brings organisations to the point when traditional linear solutions do not work anymore. What is a digital transformation and how to get there?

McKinsey advocates that digital forces can have an impact on 10 to 30 percent of the industry revenue pool. However, applying new technology to old products and processes is not enough for success. This course will help participants to embrace digital future holistically across the whole organisation and learn how to gain digital leadership in advanced manufacturing.

Course Objective

This course aims to provide learners the skills and knowledge to develop a digital transformation strategy and a roadmap for their company, particularly involved in manufacturing.

At the end of the course, the learner will be able to develop a digital transformation blueprint and execution plan for their company.

Course Outline

Overview of Industry 4.0

Advanced Manufacturing and Cybersecurity
• Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Advanced Manufacturing
• Ways to improve cybersecurity in manufacturing systems
• Industry 4.0 connectivity and Cybersecurity

Trends and Impact of Industry 4.0
• IoT
• AI/Robotics
• Big Data Analytics
• Industry 4.0 Case Studies

Translating Concepts Into Business Value
• Agile Methodology
• Lean Management
• Design Thinking
• System Thinking

Digital Human Capital
• Digital Leadership
• Change management

Minimum Requirements

Participants who have literacy and numeracy competencies to understand system concepts, have experience in manufacturing and are keen to learn about digital technologies.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Business, marketing and strategy leaders including:
• Senior Executives, VPs and Chief Digital Officers
• CMOs and Directors of eCommerce or eBusiness
• Customer Insights Professionals
• Mid-managers in related business areas

Technology leaders and innovators including:
• CIOs, VPs, and directors of IT strategy
• VPs and Directors of Application Development
• Technology Leaders of Web, Digital, and Mobile Initiatives
• Mid-managers in related tech areas

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $1,800.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $1,620.00 $48.60 $228.60
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $1,260.00 $48.60 $588.60
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $1,260.00 $48.60 $588.60
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $1,620.00 $48.60 $228.60
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $162.00 $1962.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Course Trainer(s)

Francis Goh

Francis Goh is the CEO of Hehsed  Consulting, which specialises in Corporate strategy, innovation and leadership  development. Prior to this he was the CEO at Mercer.

Francis has more than twenty years of  international experience in the technology and energy industries, having had  numerous P&L and high impact leadership roles with global leaders such as  Accenture, SAP, HP, Microsoft and ExxonMobil. During this time, Francis had  worked across Asia, Europe and the United States.

Francis specialises in the areas of emerging  solutions, breakthrough business models and innovation. He has a proven track  record in building high-performance teams and overachieving both revenue and  profit targets consistently. He has a strong reputation for developing and  deploying new business go-to-market strategies across sales, operations and  resource management.

At SAP, he established innovative business  models which further enhanced SAP’s brand positioning and grew both topline and profits as a result. Francis is a hands-on  leader with deep solution and value-selling expertise across a broad spectrum  of clients in the Asia Pacific region across industries such as Oil &  Gas, FSI, telco, manufacturing and the government.

Francis is a recognised keynote speaker and is  frequently invited to speak at various industry platforms. He holds an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and a PhD  in International Management.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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