FMM, MDEC plan digital hub for manufacturing


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  • Friday, 28 Sep 2018

FMM president Datuk Soh Thian Lai(pic) said the digital manufacturing hub would offer industry players hands-on experience in emerging technologies and digital transformation, as well as becoming an avenue for reskilling talents in new areas

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a digital hub to boost Industry 4.0 (IR 4.0) adoption in the manufacturing sector.

FMM president Datuk Soh Thian Lai said the digital manufacturing hub would offer industry players hands-on experience in emerging technologies and digital transformation, as well as becoming an avenue for reskilling talents in new areas.

“Through this partnership, we aim to provide support for manufacturers embarking on digital transformations and create digital champions,” he said after the launch of FMM Industry 4.0 Conference 2018.

Soh said although embracing IR 4.0 is crucial to increase competitiveness and for revenue growth, businesses still found it hard to adapt to the technology offered.

“We have about 100,000 companies here and based on a survey among our members, many are still not ready to adopt automation process in their business.

“This is an area that concerns us right now, and that is why we are working with MDEC to set up a hub to educate and create awareness among our members on the importance of IR 4.0 and its impact on businesses,” he said. — Bernama

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