Enabling Industrial 4.0 Panel Discussion with the expert – Improving Efficiency at The Manufacturing Plant

Enabling Industrial 4.0 Panel Discussion with the expert – Improving Efficiency at The Manufacturing Plant

Improving Efficiency at The Manufacturing Plant

Machines, manufacturing output, wastage and resources are some of manufacturing plants’ most commonly recognized inefficiencies. Adding to that complexity today, it is also essential to add supply chains to the equation, further complicating matters.

Now, in terms of solutions to improve efficiency, it can begin by looking at the business drivers for efficiency. These could be wastage, low productivity, or uptime issue. Or, frequently, they may not have complete visibility of the production parameters.

  • Detail Advisory/Consulting
  • Where issue/problem statement is known  


The significant challenges lie in not understanding where to begin, how to approach, and fix these inefficiencies. Following are some of the recommendations:  

  • Begin by determining the current real efficiency.
  • Compare this efficiency to others in their industry.
  • Identify process and technological gaps.
  • Determine how you intend to get there.
  • Finally, and most crucially, find the perfect partner.  


The starting point is always accurate and relevant data to facilitate any fact-based decision-making. The first few steps would include deciding on what data would support their decision making how to acquire that data reliably and promptly. And finally, using that data to make the decision. In summary, how to create information from data and use the information to make the right decisions.

There is a 50% improvement in overall equipment efficiency in some of the customers who adopted smart manufacturing. The following processes of the plant are necessary to increase production and efficiency.

Workflow analysis – to see if there are any gaps and to integrate with our intelligent manufacturing system. Invest in asset or maintenance management software to keep the facility organized. This AI-Power program will use to comprehend the whole plant status, plan, track, and decrease manual effort from Excel.

Provide staff training – allow engineers to be well-versed in the information and technology of the tools/equipment they use. Assess the asset and equipment – many plant users may be unaware of the actual value of their equipment. They are replacing those discontinued assets to maintain the facility operating with current equipment.

So, let us listen to the experts the moderator Siew Ping, Wan – SIAA Council, the Panelist – Shih Pin, Tan – Rockwell Automation Country Manager, Singapore, Kok Yeong, Lee – RoviSys Asia, Head of Business Development, Kenneth Fam – Sales Manager – HoST Pte Ltd at our show. They are the most experienced persons in the sector who will share their views on bringing efficiency to the manufacturing plant. Let’s learn more….

Enabling Industrial 4.0 Panel Discussion with the expert – Improving Efficiency at The Manufacturing Plant

However, if you want to know more about HoST, its services and solutions, don’t hesitate to contact HoST or visit www.host.sg.

About HoST

HoST, founded back in 1990, operates in the industrial automation market across Singapore and parts of South East Asia. HoST’s vision is to be a company that delivers customer-centric values to address evolving business needs. HoST has been mainly recognised as the sole authorised distributor of Allen-Bradley Company in Singapore. Over the years, HoST has not only established strong ties with its various business partners but have continued to build new and successful business relationships to provide its customers with the best-in-class solutions that are available in this competitive market. HoST ever-expanding portfolio of solutions makes up the three core pillars of its business, specifically in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Industrial Network and Security, as well as Carbon Footprint Reduction, which reflect HoST’s commitment to innovation and sustainable growth.

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