MARII PROGRAMMES TO ACCELERATE TRANSITION TO DIGITALISATION
Business Today Malaysia|April 2021
The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), has been developing numerous solutions to allow the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector to digitalise their entire business value chain and deliver better and more cost-effective products and services based on smart and intelligent manufacturing practices.
MADAN ISAHARI

These initiatives by MARii, combined with many other initiatives by the government and industry has made digital technology accessible, allowing for emergence of local market players in new areas such as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).

Digital technology has its greatest advantage in its flexible approach. These technologies are designed to be integrated into existing processes, making it easier for local business owners to reach higher digitalisation levels, without having to invest large sums. They are also able to exist within the same ecosystem of companies that are part of these programmes, creating tremendous networking opportunities and connectivity within the supply chain.

Digitalisation has seen increasing demand and popularity recently since the Covid-19 pandemic forced solutions for continuation of work-related activities without having for all its workforce to converge in a single physical location. Besides enabling the continuity of businesses and economic activities, the application of digital technology has also assisted companies in reducing travel time and increasing time spent on work resulting in increased productivity and efficiency.

To assist local SMEs and start-ups into digitalisation, MARii has developed the Industry4WRD Technology Platform (MITP), designed as a one-stop advanced production management solution to drive the country’s Industry 4.0 adoption.

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