PETALING JAYA: The Machinery and Equipment Productivity Nexus (MEPN) has initiated the Process Improvement through Technology Programme (PIP) with support from Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and the Machinery and Engineering Industries Federation (MEIF) to empower Malaysian M&E companies for digital-age excellence, enhancing productivity and sustainability in the subsector.
The programme will guide M&E companies through three stages diagnostics, evaluation, and intervention and proliferation. It targets 500 companies from 2023 to 2025, contributing to the proposed M&E Productivity Center of Excellence (COE).
With 45 concept-proven projects, MEPN promotes digital technology adoption and productivity in line with the New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030) and 12MP's objectives, aiding Malaysia in its Madani Economy aspirations to become the world's top 12 most competitive and business-friendly nation within a decade.
MPC director-general Zahid Ismail highlighted on the technology's pivotal role in elevating Malaysia's productivity and global competitiveness, particularly in the M&E sector.
He urged M&E industry players to embrace digitalisation, automation, robotics, AI, and mechanisation for increased efficiency.
MEIF and MEPN champion president Mac Ngan Boon has committed to collaborating closely with the government, aligning with NIMP's four missions.
He underscored the necessity of technology and digitisation for Malaysian M&E companies, particularly the SME- dominated sector excelling in customised solutions and global manufacturing.
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