NECTEC TOGETHER WITH EECi PROMOTING THAILAND i4.0 INDEX IN APEC PPSTI WORKSHOP AS A KEY TO BUILD RESILIENCE FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN
On 15th December 2021, Dr. Ravipat Phudpong, Director of Smart Industry Collaboration Division, was invited as a Thailand’s representative to share his experience on “Building Resilience to the Supply by Adopting Industry 4.0 Readiness Index” in APEC PPSTI Workshop on Digital Manufacturing for Supply Chain Resilience, hosted by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Chinese Taipei.
Dr. Ravipat pointed out key challenges for the Thai industries and presented the Framework of Thailand i4.0 Index which covers the deployment of appropriate technologies, use of intelligent data processing and analytics, integration of IT and OT data, integration plus management of data toward markets and customers, implementation with organization management to accommodate Industry 4.0 Transformation, and development of abilities and potentials of employees.
With this regard, he additionally demonstrated benefits for manufacturers who would like to apply this Index to their factories and presented potential benefits of the Index in terms of larger-scale deployment. Furthermore, within his session, he took this opportunity to introduce EECi ARIPOLIS (Automation, Robotics and Intelligent System Platform) and Sustainable Manufacturing Center (SMC) to all participants in this workshop as well.