Emerging Stronger Together2021-09-23T09:38:24+08:00

Membership and Industry Groups

The SMF, through its Membership and Industry Groups (MEMIG), engages its members via its 10 industry groups (IG) through a myriad of initiatives and activities such as seminars, networking events and dialogue sessions. These activities enhances engagement between members and external parties which includes other federations and government agencies. With constant engagement and outreach, the committee aims to provide members with a conducive platform to network and meet fellow industry peers. OUR INDUSTRY GROUPS Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM) was rebranded from Metal, Machinery and Engineering (MME) in June 2021 to stay relevant to the world’s trends and align with Singapore’s Manufacturing 2030 vision. The AEM IG organises various activities to enrich, educate and stimulate members’ interest. These activities include enabling members to gain first-hand information on government’s programmes and other information that is beneficial to members’ businesses. As a forward-looking Industry Group, AEM IG will also continually groom [...]

Industry Groups Committee Members

ADVANCED ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY GROUP (AEM IG) (Previously known as Metal, Machinery & Engineering Industry Group (MME IG)) Chairman Mr Chan Hai Kiang Flexspeed Technology Pte Ltd (Appointed as Chairman in Feb 2021) Former Chairman Mr James Wong O. E. Manufacturing Pte Ltd (Resigned as of 23 Dec 2020) 1st Deputy Chairman & Chairman for New Members Recruitment Mr Raymond Wee SalesTrade Corporation (S) Pte Ltd Deputy Chairman for New Members Recruitment Mr John Kong M Metal Pte Ltd (Resignation backdated to 1 Jan 2021) Chairman for Manpower Development & Engagement with Poly/ITE students Mr Alvin Cher Tai Soon Almarc Engineering Pte Ltd Chairman for Collaborations within AEMIG members Mr Ow Chun Chor Star Union Engineering Pte Ltd Chairman for Young Entrepreneurs Network (YEN) Mr Tan Shi Han Taishan Sports Engineering Pte Ltd Committee Members Mr Marcus Sia (Chen Cheong) Applied Total Control Treatment Pte Ltd [...]


New Members’ Welcome The New Members’ Welcome, with support from RHB Singapore, is a monthly networking session held at the SMF building where SMF’s new members are gathered to interact and socialise with fellow business owners. The first session was held in October 2020, with more than 300 company representatives participating across 10 sessions in the past 6 months. The session starts with an introduction to the SMF and sharing of the services the SMF provides to members such as job matching, guidance in grants applications and business to business matching sessions. New members were also encouraged to participate in upcoming activities that would provide them with more value to their membership. The event also featured booths set up by partnering members and Associated Services, allowing them to introduce their services to new members. SMF Secretariat were also on hand to understand members’ pain points during COVID-19 so that they [...]

Webinars and Business Meetings

Lifestyle Industry Group Fireside Chats! Webinar Series The SMF’s Lifestyle Industry Group (LIG) created a webinar series titled “LIG Fireside Chats!”, with the first episode broadcasted in April 2020 on the SMF Youtube channel. Garnering more than 400 views, this three-episode series had experts from SKALE, Singapore Institute of Retail Studies-Nanyang Polytechnic (SIRS-NYP), and LABHaus shared insights to grow businesses through digital transformation. The series was facilitated by LIG Chairman Mr Kimming Yap. To watch the series, click on the link here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPm-afeLbtLWF92_Y0eZS25YVHykVNMOE or scan the QR code. The first episode had Founder and CEO of SKALE Ms Yuet Whey Siah sharing how retail businesses may bounce back even in times of crisis, by capitalising new opportunities and extract value from E-Commerce channels. The second episode featured Digital Commerce Lead from SIRS-NYP Mr David Lee, where he shared ways to jumpstart a business through digital [...]

Factory Showcase

Advanced Manufacturing Factory Filming One of the SMF’s initiatives for this financial year was to profile and showcase advanced manufacturing capabilities, processes and the attractive working environment of SMF members. Adopting advanced manufacturing practices help companies drive overall productivity growth and attract talents. To showcase these companies, the SMF organised filming sessions with some of our SMF members, starting with members from the Food & Beverage Industry Group (FBIG), and was launched on the SMF’s YouTube and social media channels. Some of the companies the SMF featured were Baker’s Oven Patisseries, Lim Kee Food Manufacturing and Thong Siek Food Industry, among many others. These companies used to do much of their production manually, but with the implementation of automation and digitalisation, they could upskill their manpower so that they could do more meaningful roles. Baker’s Oven Patisseries automated Dough Machine to knead the dough. Lim [...]

Launch of Taskforce

The SMF launched a new taskforce – the Singapore COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection Industry Taskforce (CDITF) on 25 August 2020. This is an initiative by the SMF Energy and Chemicals (E&C) Industry Group (IG), to establish a platform for the Cleaning, Disinfection and Hygiene industry. The taskforce discusses relevant issues pertaining to the industry, while promoting best practices and innovation to help the industry grow competitively amidst the pandemic. Through collaborations with government agencies and private institutions, the taskforce aims to educate the public on the safety and quality of products for consumers and institutional customers. Since the launch of the CDITF, they have published a Disinfectant Industry Guidance, through collaborations with the National Environment Agency (NEA), with references to overseas standards such as the European Standard - EN 1040 and EN 13697. The guidance serves as an informational guide to provide industry benchmarks for quality, safety and efficacy of [...]

Recognising Companies

Singapore Packaging Star Awards 2020 Organised by the SMF’s Packaging Council of Singapore, the Singapore Packaging Star Awards (SPSA) is a prestigious national award that honours companies and students for their innovative and creative packaging designs and material use. The Award has four categories – Commercial Sales & Display, Commercial Environmental Sustainable Packaging, Commercial Transportation & Protection, and Student Sales & Display category. Winners of the Singapore Packaging Star Awards will have the opportunity to gain regional and international acclaim as they will be eligible to represent Singapore in the AsiaStar Awards and WorldStar Awards. The SMF produced a short video to showcase the winning designs This year, 25 packaging designs were recognised for their sustainability, creativity, and ability to protect the product it carries. Out of the 25 winners, nine of them were students from various Institutes of Higher Learning. While the award ceremony had to [...]

SMF Centre for Corporate Learning (CCL)

For over five decades, the SMF has been providing training programmes to the Singapore business community. To enhance our training programmes, the SMF set up the SMF Centre for Corporate Learning (CCL) in 2010. It has since been instrumental in assisting the SMF to meet its mission of helping companies increase their competitiveness by equipping their employees with skillsets and knowledge to perform at optimum levels. With the belief that people are the most important asset of any organisation, and having built a wide range of comprehensive and holistic corporate learning programmes, the SMF CCL now extends its services beyond the manufacturing industries.

Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute (SIPI)

SIPI BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Mr Birch Sio Concord Associates Pte Ltd Deputy Chairman Mr John Kong M Metal Pte Ltd (Resigned as of 31 July 2021) Directors Mr Low Beng Tin, PBM, BBM (L) Assimilated Technologies (S) Pte Ltd Mr Lawrence Pek Singapore Manufacturing Federation The SMF’s Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute (SiPi) provides ongoing support in driving manufacturing and operational excellence through innovation and productivity for the Singapore manufacturing community. Over the years, SiPi has assisted the SMF Centre for Corporate Learning (SMF CCL) to develop and incorporate the Business Model Innovation (BMI) methodology into a slew of training programmes, primarily for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to transform their businesses with advanced manufacturing technologies and digitalised systems. This is with the aim to improve their productivity, lower their operating costs, and increase their revenue streams. In the last financial year, over 1,000 SMEs benefitted from [...]

GS1 Singapore Ltd.

GS1 SINGAPORE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Mr Douglas Foo, BBM Sakae Holdings Ltd Deputy Chairman Mr Ryan Chioh, PBM FarEastFlora.com Pte Ltd Directors Mr Tan Boon Chong GP Batteries International Limited Ms Margareta Laminto Fullerton Healthcare Pte Ltd Ms Toh Hui Leng NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd Mr Lawrence Pek Singapore Manufacturing Federation GS1 Singapore is part of a worldwide network of GS1 organisations in over 115 countries with its global office based in Brussels, Belgium. We enable companies to become more efficient in their supply chain by uniquely identifying products, assets, shipments and physical locations throughout the global supply chain, while also enabling trading partners to exchange information critical to their businesses. Applications of GS1 standards are wide ranging. Examples are scanning groceries at supermarkets’ point-of-sales for fast check-out, tackling counterfeit issues for online purchases through marketplaces, tracing defective product batches during a recall, as well as locating medical [...]

SME Centre @ SMF

SME CENTRE @ SMF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Mr Simon Li Feoso Oil (Singapore) Pte Ltd Deputy Chairman Mr Melvin TanCyclect Holdings Pte Ltd Directors Mr Brandon Lee Axiom Hunt Pte Ltd Mr Yeo Cheong Guan Eng Bee Paper Merchant Pte Ltd Mr Neo Eng Chong Makino Asia Pte Ltd Mr Lawrence Pek Singapore Manufacturing Federation SME Centre @ Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMEC @ SMF) was established in May 2005 as one of the Associated Services of the SMF. Supported by Enterprise Singapore, SMEC @ SMF provides small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with easy access to business advisory to help them start, sustain and grow their businesses. The first-stop SME Centres provide services including business diagnosis, information on government schemes and capability workshops. For the financial year, SMEC @ SMF has attended to over 5000 SME cases. NORTHWEST MAYOR DIALOGUE SESSION The North West Community Development Centre was assisted [...]

SMF Standards Development Organisation

SMF-SDO STEERING COMMITTEE The SMF-SDO Steering Committee meets twice a year to review the work plan of the four Standards Committees, key performance indicators and key service performance indicators, with the aim to provide guidance and strategic inputs to SMF-SDO on areas of improvement. Chairman Mr Tan Boon Chong GP Batteries International Limited Industry Representatives Mr Cheong Chung Kin Win Sin (Pte) Ltd Ms Heidi Goh Edwards Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte Ltd Mr Sze Thiam Siong SETSCO Services Pte Ltd Mr Birch Sio Concord Associates Pte Ltd SMF Representative Mr Lawrence Pek Standards Committee Representatives Dr Yong Chern Chet Chairman, Biomedical and Health Standards Committee Dr Allan Lim Chairman, Food Standards Committee Dr John Yong Ming Shyan Chairman, Manufacturing Standards Committee Er. Ismadi Mohd Chairman, Quality and Safety Standards Committee Enterprise Singapore Representatives Mr Sim Choon Siong Mr Cheong Tak Leong The SMF has been appointed by Enterprise Singapore as [...]

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