SINGAPORE – Dec. 17, 2020 – Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, has announced that Singapore Polytechnic will be using Zebra’s cutting-edge hardware and software technology. This opportunity will help prepare its students for advanced manufacturing and support Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing Global Hub vision.
This new initiative is part of the ongoing partnership between Zebra Technologies and Singapore Polytechnic under a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU outlines both parties’ intention to work together as part of the Singapore Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Partners Network, benefitting more than 240 Singapore Polytechnic students with Diplomas in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering.
Zebra’s Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, which underpins much of the Zebra MotionWorks portfolio, serves to provide a world-class platform to enable accurate location and tracking solutions. It will be set up in Singapore Polytechnic’s Smart Workflow Solution lab for staff to conduct courses for both full-time Diploma students and part-time courses for working adults. The objective is to expose its students to the latest technology used by the manufacturing sector today. It further serves as a proof of concept to showcase how this technology can be used by advanced manufacturing facilities to monitor and grant authorization selectively to qualified operators for certain heavy machinery for safety purposes, amongst many other use cases.
“At Singapore Polytechnic, we believe in the importance of mentoring and training our learners to be ready for successful careers in an advanced manufacturing future,” said Toh Ser Khoon, Director of Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. “Our partnership with Zebra Technologies will play a key role in equipping our future smart manufacturing talents with the relevant skillsets and technological competencies to develop innovative advanced manufacturing solutions that will drive Singapore’s economic growth.”
Real-time visibility solutions, coupled with real-time technology, can help businesses in the manufacturing industry streamline and automate their entire supply chain, from inventory to business operations. By equipping Singapore Polytechnic students with this new technology, the initiative seeks to raise awareness of the importance of upskilling the workforce to establish a successful advanced manufacturing future in Singapore.
“It is imperative that the future generation of Singapore is empowered with the right technology and training to be prepared for imminent challenges and the constantly evolving digital landscape,” said Fang-How Lim, Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Zebra Technologies. “Zebra Technologies is a leader in empowering the front line in key industries to deliver a performance edge for more than 50 years. We are committed to supporting Singapore’s aspirations to grow the advanced manufacturing sector through the training of Singapore workers, thereby contributing to its transformation into a resilient, digitally advanced manufacturing base in Asia.”
- Singapore Polytechnic is using Zebra Technologies’ advanced hardware and software technology to train its students and prepare them for the needs of Advanced Manufacturing.
- The Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology will be used to train Singapore Polytechnic students and serve as a proof of concept to showcase the possible use cases in today’s advanced manufacturing facilities.
- Zebra’s partnership with Singapore Polytechnic seeks to raise awareness of the importance of upskilling students and working adults to become an asset in advanced manufacturing.