Digital Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing

Course Date:
21 to 24 Aug 2019

Registration period:
10 Jun to 1 Aug 2019

40 hours / 4 days (includes 6 hours of e-learning)

Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat (8.30am to 6pm)

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

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

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

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

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

Award / 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

Trainer’s Profile

   Francis GohFrancis 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.


Industry Guest Speaker

For over 20 years, James Ong has worked for and with innovative tech companies across Asia Pacific, mostly in Industry Sales leadership and Management Consulting roles. James specialises in launching and growing new businesses in the enterprise technology space; most recently at the centre of the shift to cloud services, connected operation, bridging the worlds of software, hardware/devices, infrastructure and professional services.

In his Management Consulting roles, he designed, directed and managed major ERP/SCM/CRM/Logistics Solutions (LES/TMS) for multi-National companies in Asia.

James has worked extensively with Executive teams to guide the development and execution of transformation programs and focuses on large, complex Global Fortune 500 organisations across industries with deep experience in Process, Pharma, Oil & Gas and Resource Industry. Having covered the Asia Pacific region for over 17 years and done business in all major countries, James deep experience in doing business in the region, especially in North Asia.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click herePlease submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here

Funding Incentives

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Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
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c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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