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Process Construction & Maintenance (PCM) Industry Digital Plan (IDP)
26 August 2021
26 August 2021, Thursday – The Process Construction & Maintenance (PCM) Industry Digital Plan (IDP) was jointly developed by ASPRI, Enterprise Singapore and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), to enhance the digital capabilities of the PCM industry.
Part of the SMEs Go Digital programme, the IDP is designed to make going digital simple for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing them with a step-by-step guide on the digital solutions available for adoption at each stage of their growth.
The IDP was officially launched by Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State (MOS) for Trade and Industry, at a virtual engagement session, which saw over 100 attendees comprising ASPRI members, government representatives, industry partners and media personnel.
In her opening remarks, MOS Low explained that the IDP comprises two roadmaps – the Digital Roadmap to chart out different digital solutions SMEs can adopt at each stage of development; while the Digital Training Roadmap offers a corresponding training roadmap for employees. This also highlights the importance of continuous workforce upskilling to ensure that companies are better placed to succeed and to emerge stronger from the pandemic.
Mr Charles Quek, President of ASPRI’s 13th Executive Council, highlighted that the pandemic has created the perfect set of conditions to propel the adoption of digitalisation. He added that the industry needs to adapt and be digitally enabled to stay relevant and capture future businesses.
To make it easy for SMEs to adopt digital solutions recommended in the IDP, IMDA provides a list of pre-approved solutions assessed to be market-proven, cost-effective and supported by reliable vendors. The IDP will continue to be updated over time as the industry progresses and newer technologies are introduced.
Lastly, the attendees managed to hear first-hand from two local SMEs, CYC International Pte Ltd and Shing Leck Engineering Service Pte Ltd, about their experiences on adopting digitalisation and how it has benefitted their businesses.
To help them improve productivity, CYC International Pte Ltd adopted a Workforce and Project Management Mobile Application. It allows CYC’s employees to notify each other of onsite issues, and thus enabling the management to keep track of a project in an efficient manner. This removed the need for manual updates via email or text messages, which saw an improvement in business operations efficiency by up to 20%.
Similarly, Shing Leck Engineering Service Pte Ltd implemented an Inventory Management System to digitise their asset tracking operations using RFID and QR code technologies. This gives them full visibility of their assets deployed across various locations. By reducing time spent on manual asset tracking, Shing Leck was able to focus on delivering higher value-added services to their clients instead.
Watch how CYC International Pte Ltd and Shing Leck Engineering Service Pte Ltd have enhanced their business operations by going digital in this video.
ASPRI would like to thank our members, Enterprise Singapore, and IMDA for making this possible. In an effort to enhance members’ productivity and competitiveness, the Association will continue to focus our resources and efforts to promote the adoption of digitalisation within the PCM industry.