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Lean transformation

Lean enterprises push to the next level

Singapore's tight labour market means local companies will have to be more innovative in using technology to expand their business, said panellists at a lively Straits Times roundtable on the Lean Enterprise Development (LED) and Productivity Scheme.

Trying on bridal gowns using augmented reality

Deciding to adopt technology to become manpower lean is all very well, but firms need to be clear about their goals and not be discouraged by initial failures, said roundtable panellist Teo Peiru.

LED scheme helps Markono energise 51-year-old business

Markono Print Media has been focused on automation and becoming more manpower-lean so as to provide more value-added services to its clients in areas beyond just printing, said managing director Edwin Ng.

At the roundtable yesterday were (from left) ST business editor Lee Su Shyan, who was the moderator; Ms Julia Ng Lee Hoon, co-chair of the LED task force; Association of Early Childhood and Training Services chairman Robert Leong; La Belle Couture ma
Manpower-lean approach 'the way for firms to grow'

Given Singapore's open economy and the highly competitive business environment, enterprises have no choice but to become manpower-lean and raise their productivity, business leaders and experts said at a Straits Times roundtable held at the Lifelong Learning Institute yesterday.

How lean enterprises can pack a hefty punch

As the Singapore economy progresses to the next stage of its development, businesses need to reduce their reliance on manpower and enhance the Singaporean core and workforce quality.

Lean Enterprise Development scheme

Pre-schools join hands to boost productivity

Collaboration will help local pre-schools better manage their staff needs in an industry that is labour-intensive and involves routine work.

Trying on bridal gowns using augmented reality

Deciding to adopt technology to become manpower lean is all very well, but firms need to be clear about their goals and not be discouraged by initial failures, said roundtable panellist Teo Peiru.