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Collaboration formed to help accelerate digital transformation

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Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), McKinsey & Co., SAP, Siemens and TÜV SÜD have announced a collaboration to help companies scale the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.

The collaboration aims to develop tools and offerings that can accelerate the digital transformation of manufacturers in Singapore and internationally. This is achieved by leveraging the collective expertise of each company.

In 2017, EDB and TÜV SÜD launched the Smart Industry Readiness Index, which is a diagnostic tool to help companies assess their readiness for transformation. The Index has been substantially applied in Singapore and is being rolled out in Indonesia, Thailand, India, the US, Europe and Japan.

As a next step, EDB in collaboration with McKinsey & Co., SAP, Siemens, and TÜV SÜD will enhance the Index with a computational tool that helps companies identify and recommend focus areas and digital initiatives to prioritise based on their individual readiness score and current financial performance. This ‘Prioritisation Matrixa’, will be launched at Hannover Messe 2019, alongside a white paper detailing its concept and development.

Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director, EDB, said: “While interest in Industry 4.0 has caught on, many companies are now experiencing a ‘pilot trap’ where transformation activities may be underway but have yet to scale beyond proofs of concept to yield meaningful bottom-line benefits. The collaboration will enable us to establish a neutral, open and qualified Industry 4.0 ecosystem which will facilitate the transformation of companies’ processes, technologies and organisation globally and at scale.”

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