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World’s first standards mapping tool for Industry 4.0

Disrupting a market isn’t as easy as asserting your dominance or spreading your influence. Sometimes, it has to do with meeting the standards.

This is what the Standards Mapping for Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index (SmS) is all about. Developed by Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Standards Council, the SmS maps relevant national and international standards to the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index. The manufacturing industry is provided with good practices to address the key requirements for interoperability, reliability, safety and cybersecurity.

Making the Mark

Not too long ago, the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index was rolled out by the Singapore Government. It was the first in the world to develop an Industry 4.0 tool for the transformation of various industry sectors at the national and enterprise levels. As a comprehensive tool, the Index aims to help all companies regardless of industry and size to reap the opportunities in Industry 4.0 in a systematic and comprehensive way.

The Index was created in partnership with global testing, inspection, certification and training company TÜV SÜD. Consequently, it was validated by an advisory panel of industry and academic experts.

Through a four-step approach, the Index outlines Industry 4.0 concepts for firms to learn, and eventually evaluate their present capabilities with what is possible. Following which, the Index instructs firms on how to architect a transformation roadmap and deliver sustained value for their business.

On a national level, the Index serves as a benchmarking tool for governments to design better sector-specific policy interventions which can speed up the transformation process.

A Cut Above the Rest

The latest SmS is builds upon this.

Mapped to the Index’s eight pillars of focus and containing sixty standards, SmS supports the adoption of smart manufacturing, robotics, automation and cybersecurity. The eight pillars of focus are namely operations, supply chain, product lifecycle, automation, connectivity, intelligence, structure & management, and talent readiness.

Examples of how this will deployed are listed in the media factsheet.

In operations, capability areas which can be expanded upon are the standardisation of information flow across various systems and should be interoperable. A useful standard to measure against is the IEC 62264-3:2016 Enterprise-control system integration Part 3: Activity models of manufacturing operations management.

Or perhaps in the area of connectivity, the TR 47:2016 Technical Reference for Internet-of-Things reference architecture for Smart Nation might be useful to enable connectivity between the sensor networks.

The Importance of Industry Standards for Industry 4.0

The detail to which the SmS goes to will no doubt be useful for any organisation. These standards will help businesses establish consistent specifications and procedures that can be easily understood and adopted. By complying, innovations will be compatible. Moreover, the production and product development process is simplified, shortening time-to-market.

Business which depend on standards can facilitate new growth and market opportunities, drive productivity, optimise resources efficiency and support safety and social needs.

Developed by industry experts from the Manufacturing Standards Committee and with support from TÜV SÜD, the SmS is a comprehensive benchmarking tool.

SmS will be available on the Singapore Manufacturing Federation – Standards Development Organisation’s website. Guiding questions will be available to assist businesses in identifying the standards to address key areas of need.

In time to come, businesses can look forward to future reviews of and updates to the SmS.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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