Industry 4.0 & Supply Chain Transformation: Developing a Digital Supply Chain Strategic Mindset

Programme Code: CRS-N-0046507


The term ‘Industry 4.0’ was coined to mark the fourth industrial revolution, a new paradigm enabled by the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) into the production and manufacturing environment. The vision of Industry 4.0 emphasizes the global networks of machines in a smart factory setting capable of autonomously exchanging information and controlling each other.

Supply chains are traditionally linear in nature, with a discrete progression of design, plan, source, make, and deliver.Today however, many supply chains are transforming from a staid sequence to a dynamic, interconnected system that can more readily incorporate ecosystem partners and evolve to a more optimal state over time.This shift from linear, sequential supply chain operations to an interconnected, open system of supply operations could lay the foundation for how companies compete in the future.

It is expected that these new technologies and innovative solutions will continue to transform and evolve supply chains and logistics in numerous ways.

Next Course Starts On29 May 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD3745.00* (as low as SGD423.50* after maximum funding) Learn more

3 days


JTC TA Hub, 9 Jurong Town Hall Road


This workshop covers areas related to robotics, the internet of things (IoT), data analytics and its applications.

The workshop will cover 3 core areas:

  • Understanding the concept of Industry 4.0
  • Robotics & Autonomous technologies
  • Internet of Things and Sensors

Practical concepts, such as adopting robotics, IoT and intelligence applications, will be aligned to the following applications:

  • The Intelligent Warehouse
  • Smart Supply Chain
  • Smart Retail
  • Mobility Intelligence
  • Smart Urban and Last Mile Logistics

Practical hands-on activities include:

  • Developing a Productivity Plan
  • Constructing robotic and IoT application and exploring its uses
  • Implementing a Corporate Supply ChainTransformation Plan

Who Should Attend

Business owners, professionals and managers within the logistics and supply chain industry.


Develop a productivity plan incorporating robotics and IoT.

Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Series 
Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

Full Fee: S$3,745 per participant (including GST)

Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

  • S$1,123.50 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$423.50 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 127 to 29 August 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 224 to 26 October 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 323 to 25 January 2019 (Completed)
INTAKE 413 to 15 March 2019 (Completed)
INTAKE 529 to 31 May 2019 (Open for Registration)

Please drop our training partner, Mr Paul Lim an email at if you would like to register for this programme.

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Dr Koh Niak Wu
Founder and CEO of Cosmiqo and The Intelligent Warehouse

Dr Koh specialises in supply chain analytics, strategy execution and operations management innovation and was the recipient of the 2017 Supply Chain Innovation of the Year award (start-up category).

Dr Koh was formerly part of the Global Supply Chain and Logistics team at Dell contributing to strategy analytics. He was also in the Planning and Operations Management Group at SIMTech, A*STAR where he gained valuable insights into the evolution of industries.

Additionally, Dr Koh is an Adjunct Faculty at the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Social Sciences where he shares his views and cross-industry experiences in supply chains and operations management. Due to his pedagogical methods, Dr Koh was on the SMU Dean’s Teaching Honor List for several years. He is also a Resource Person with the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) and has been sharing his views on the future economy across Asia and the Pacific.

Dr Koh codes in Python, believes in the power of operational analytics and how it shapes business decisions. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Robotics from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Engineering (1st class) from King’s College London.

Mr Paul Lim
Founder/President of Supply Chain Asia

Paul has taken the lead in promoting innovation learning journeys and innovation adoption in the supply chain and logistics industry in the last few years. His work culminated with the set-up of the Supply Chain & Logistics Innovation Playground (SCLIP) in July 2017. Since then, SCLIP has hosted VIP guests such as the Prime Ministers of Singapore and Vietnam and several cabinet ministers such as Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat and Minister of Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung.

Paul has worked for more than 25 years in the retail, logistics and supply chain industry, gaining experience covering operations, business development, corporate and strategic management as well as IT and supply chain solutions. He launched his career in retailing in 1988 when he joined Isetan and has worked with various multinational corporations including TNT Worldwide Express, EGL Global Logistics (now known as CEVA), Menlo Worldwide Logistics and YCH Group, a Singapore home-grown logistics solutions provider.

Paul is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and holds an MBA (with distinction), specialising in Retail Distribution, from the University of Stirling in Scotland.


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