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  • Boosting Singapore's silver industry

    To better prepare for a rapidly ageing population, SPRING Singapore, ISO member for the country, began to engage key stakeholders to identify and develop relevant standards needs as a strategic enabler to promote the silver industry. Hereʼs how they are panning out in Singapore. Keep Reading

    Boosting Singapore silver industry
  • Benchmarking for Success

    Accreditation plays a critical function in ensuring accuracy and reliability in highly regulated industries where such capabilities are important. SMEs that adopt international standards will build confidence and obtain recognition for competence. Keep Reading

    Benchmarking for Success
  • Gaining an innovative edge

    In a world where competition is stiff, one way that companies in Singapore can stand out from the pack is through the use of new technologies such as the Internet-of-Things, automation, robotics and Smart-Nation initiatives. Industry leaders give their take on how Quality and Standards can play a role in this endeavour. Keep Reading

    Gaining an innovative edge
  • Carving A Niche

    Quality and standards development will be a major pillar in Singapore’s future economy. Keep Reading

    Carving A Niche
  • Food for thought: behind that stamp of quality

    Accreditation of AsureQuality’s food and contaminant testing laboratories helps their customers penetrate chosen markets, gain competitive advantages and protect their brands and reputations. Keep Reading

    Food for thought: behind that stamp of quality
  • Accreditation a de facto ‘passport’ in business

    FOR companies that aim to boost competitiveness and gain access to overseas markets with their products, getting certified by an accredited testing laboratory is key. Keep Reading

    Accreditation a de facto ‘passport’ in business
  • Blazing a trail in health wearables

    Cadi Scientific has developed a range of wireless sensing, tracking, and matching devices and is leveraging standards to improve integration efficiency with hospital requirements. Keep Reading

    Blazing a trail in health wearables
  • Setting the benchmarks for a new paradigm in dialysis

    “OUR vision is simple,” says AWAK Technologies executive director Neo Kok Beng. Keep Reading

    Setting the benchmarks for a new paradigm in dialysis
  • Harnessing standards & conformance paying off for Freshening Industries

    The manufacturer of individually packed paper towels racks up revenue growth, productivity gains and export opportunities. Keep Reading

    Harnessing standards & conformance paying off for Freshening Industries
  • Gold Kili drinks to standards in product quality

    ANOTHER forward looking homegrown company focusing on standards and conformance (S&C) for its business development and growth is Gold Kili Trading Enterprise (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Keep Reading

    Gold Kili drinks to standards in product quality
  • New boost for Quality and Standards

    The key pillar in Singapore’s Future Economy helps local enterprises gear up for the new globalised world of business. Keep Reading

    New boost for Quality and Standards
  • Vital collaborations

    Agencies, companies and institutes work closely together to develop standards crucial for Singapore’s growth. Keep Reading

    Vital collaborations
  • Pulling its weight

    WHEN the Singapore Accreditation Council’s Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SACSINGLAS) was started in 1986, Malayan Daching Company (MDC) was the first weighing company to jump on board. Keep Reading

    Pulling its weight
  • Facilitating international trade

    Bureau Veritas Singapore explains the importance of accreditation for SMEs that want to internationalise their business. Keep Reading

    Facilitating international trade
  • Freshening Take On Standards

    “We’ve made strategic use of certification to help grow our business right from the start,” says Freshening’s Executive Director, Mr Jonathan Phoon. Keep Reading

    Freshening Take On Standards
  • Leapfrog into global markets

    How Ugene Lab helps businesses reduce barriers to trade and time to market. Keep Reading

    Leapfrog into global markets
  • A clean, green path to success

    The internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard has helped Greenpac manage environmental issues. Keep Reading

    A clean, green path to success
  • A workplace for 'happy office people'

    Some might see furniture production as a dying trade, but C&R Interiors managing director Alan Ng begs to differ. Mr Ng, 35, tells Tan Fong Han about his vision for the industry. Keep Reading

    A workplace for 'happy office people'
  • Setting Standards

    Adopting national and international standards will help SMEs improve productivity and build overseas markets. Keep Reading

    Setting Standards
  • Knowing what to do when disaster strikes

    The benefits of business continuity management (BCM) cannot be measured in dollars and cents, which may be why many small and medium-sized enterprises have not developed plans. But some buck the trend, like RMA Group, which provides business processes like recruitment, payroll processing and digitisation. Keep Reading

    Knowing what to do when disaster strikes
  • In case of disruption, it's all systems go

    IT processes are central to water-management solutions firm Sanli M&E Engineering's operations. Managing director Sim Hock Heng tells Sheryl Lee about the business continuity management plans in place in the event of a disruption. Keep Reading

    In case of disruption, it's all systems go
  • Paving a green way to success

    How the ISO 14064 standards have helped local multi-disciplinary design consultancy firm ONG&ONG Group reduce its carbon emissions and improve its top line. Keep Reading

    Paving a green way to success
  • Powered by ISO 50001

    Adopting an internationally recognised energy management systems standard helps Yeo Hong Construction & Engineering reduce its energy consumption, costs and carbon footprint. Keep Reading

    Powered by ISO 50001
  • Singapore Mobility Corp drives ahead of competition with good service: Managing director Thomas Chia

    As the transport industry undergoes major change in the face of disruptive trends, good service could well be the key to giving smaller businesses an edge over their competition. Thomas Chia, managing director of car rental firm Singapore Mobility Corporation, tells Jacqueline Woo how the company stands out from the crowd in the second of a four-part series on service excellence. Keep Reading

    Singapore Mobility Corp drives ahead of competition with good service: Managing director Thomas Chia
  • Burger bar with huge taste for customer service

    Most of Fatboy's The Burger Bar outlets are in suburban neighbourhoods, a sign that customer retention is one of co-founder Bernie Tay's key business strategies. Keep Reading

    Burger bar with huge taste for customer service
  • Utilise resources effectively for SMEs to boost productivity

    Productivity is a buzzword that will never become obsolete. Keep Reading

    Utilise resources effectively for SMEs to boost productivity
  • Revving up for a sustainable future

    How standards can be used to improve energy efficiency and reduce the effects of climate change Keep Reading

    Revving up for a sustainable future
  • Breaking the energy barrier for smaller firms

    Energy management and energy efficiency remain largely the preserve of big business. This is why tailored advice for SMEs might help break the energy barrier and open more energy-saving opportunities. Keep Reading

    Breaking the energy barrier for smaller firms
  • SMEs should manage risks to stay relevant in uncertain climate: KPMG partner

    Today's business climate is filled with uncertainties and intense competition. On top of that, many businesses and markets may have reached their saturation point. Keep Reading

    SMEs should manage risks to stay relevant in uncertain climate: KPMG partner
  • Ensuring the highest standards in food safety the ISO way

    AS ONE of Singapore’s top five suppliers of fresh fruits and vegetables, Tian Sheng Fresh Produce has strived to offer affordable top quality products that meet the highest standards in food safety. Keep Reading

    Ensuring the highest standards in food safety the ISO way
  • Faithful to high quality

    FIDEL Engineering and Trading may be small in size, but the company provides product solutions, maintenance and engineering services to the big boys in its industry. Keep Reading

    Faithful to high quality
  • Integrate and innovate for excellence

    WHEN the construction industry faced a downturn almost two decades ago, Tiong Seng Holdings realised that engaging in price wars with its competitors was not a long-term solution. Keep Reading

    Integrate and innovate for excellence
  • Promoting customer satisfaction with standards

    For more than 25 years, Kah Hong Hardware Engineering has built its success on long lasting relationships with its customers. Keep Reading

    Promoting customer satisfaction with standards
  • Sailing towards secured growth with business continuity standards

    Established in 1974, Dawn Shipping Group built up its business providing trucking, haulage, customs brokerage and warehousing services to SMEs and multinational clients. Keep Reading

    Sailing towards secured growth with business continuity standards
  • Flying high with standards

    Since 1989, Fidel Engineering and Trading Pte Ltd has been providing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to large aerospace customers in Singapore. Keep Reading

    Flying high with standards
  • Standard opens up ocean of opportunities

    Established in 2009, Pacific Oilfield Pte Ltd is gradually making a name for itself in Singapore’s marine and offshore engineering industry. Keep Reading

    Standard opens up ocean of opportunities
  • Buy and sell in a snap

    HOME-GROWN mobile phone app Carousell boasts a whopping 26 million listings and has even spawned a popular Tumblr page showcasing the humorous antics of some users. Keep Reading

    Buy and sell in a snap
  • Search and you will find

    IF YOU have searched for items on online shopping websites, chances are you have come across search results that do not match what you are looking for. Keep Reading

    Search and you will find
  • Safe-guarding the world’s cargo

    MOST tech start-ups would envy the traction that Ascent Solutions has gotten in the global marketplace in a short span of five years. Keep Reading

    Safe-guarding the world’s cargo
  • Partnership for the greater good

    WITH some 30 per cent of the elderly aged 65 years or older experiencing a fall every year in Singapore, it is no surprise that preventing falls among this group is becoming a priority in hospitals. Keep Reading

    Partnership for the greater good
  • Cutting-edge system to enhance security in public areas

    IF SINGAPORE tech start-up Cyrus Innovations gets its way, more surveillance cameras at public places could be powered by its cutting-edge video analytics system. Keep Reading

    Cutting-edge system to enhance security in public areas
  • Honing the X-factor to keep good staff

    FOR over three decades,employees at Inter Equip Supplies (IES) did not have clear career pathways, and many had varying number of days of leave despite similar tenures at the company. Keep Reading

    Honing the X-factor to keep good staff
  • Magnet for fresh talent

    DESPITE boasting an impressive clientele comprising several large customers since its inception, Singapore web monitoring firm Simulation Software and Technology (S2T) could not rest on its laurels. Keep Reading

    Magnet for fresh talent
  • Planting a new foundation

    FEW small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can boast of having a research arm like Wong Fong Engineering. Keep Reading

    Planting a new foundation
  • Learning business smarts

    COMPETING with over 2,000 tuition and language schools across Singapore, Skylace Language School had to think out of the box to stay ahead of the pack. Keep Reading

    Learning business smarts
  • Redesigning work processes

    LIKE many small market research firms, Research Plus had relied heavily on manual processes, including collecting hard copy survey responses for data entry. Keep Reading

    Redesigning work processes
  • Easing the manpower crunch

    IT TOOK a leap of faith for Mr Moses Chong to step out of his comfort zone to open his first bak kut teh restaurant in 2012, after a decade of operating a stall in a coffee shop selling his signature pork ribs soup and tonic soup. Keep Reading

    Easing the manpower crunch
  • Sharpening its edge in ice-cream treats

    AS A supplier of food products to five-star hotels, airlines, restaurant and cafes, Foodedge Gourmet almost never hears from consumers about the quality of its food. Keep Reading

    Sharpening its edge in ice-cream treats
  • Automated assembly expands output

    IT USED to take days for Rigel Technology to manually identify faulty parts in its sanitary ware and other bathroom products, which are made in its China factories and put together by workers at its assembly facility in Singapore. Keep Reading

    Automated assembly expands output
  • Flowers come into bloom for e-commerce pioneer

    AT A time when many of its peers were sceptical about the Internet as a powerful platform to do business, FarEastFlora.com had already cast its sights on the e-commerce bandwagon. Keep Reading

    Flowers come into bloom for e-commerce pioneer
  • Productivity through technology

    ENHANCING and improving productivity is key for manufacturing companies hoping to maintain a competitive edge in the industry. Keep Reading

    Productivity through technology
  • Improving profitability

    FROM selling homemade pesticides in the 1960s to becoming a global manufacturer of crop protection products, Asiatic Agricultural’s success stands in stark contrast to Singapore’s tiny agricultural base. Keep Reading

  • Going further by reaching higher

    WHEN homegrown patisserie Bakerzin’s founder and former chief executive Daniel Tay ventured into wholesale food manufacturing in 2013, he had to ensure that his creations lived up to his name. Keep Reading

    Going further by reaching higher
  • Connecting the dots on data

    MANY small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) would love to be in the shoes of Latize, a tech start-up that helps organisations make better use of corporate data. Keep Reading

    Connecting the dots on data
  • Making eCommerce accessible

    GOING online is perhaps the most cost-effective route for entrepreneurs launching new retail businesses. The overheads of running an online business are considerably less than that of a brick-and-mortar retail store, and the risk lower. Keep Reading

    Making eCommerce accessible
  • Building a future-proof business

    The key to business continuity and sustainability is having the right strategy for managing people and processes. Keep Reading

    Building a future-proof business
  • Dealing with business disruptions

    As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Ms Jo Ann Brumit learnt about performance excellence the hard way. Her efforts paid off in 2000, when her US-based precision sheet metal manufacturing company KARLEE was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence. She shares her views on how SMEs can handle business disruptions and risks to ensure business continuity. Keep Reading

    Dealing with business disruptions
  • Innovating to combat market volatility

    WITH growing uncertainty in the global economy, many organisations in Singapore, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing the heat from a tight labour market and rising business costs. Keep Reading

    Innovating to combat market volatility
  • Cushioning air travel

    IMAGINE “support cushioning” and “memory foam” for your airplane seat—all the creature comforts without adding extra loading for airline operators. Keep Reading

    Cushioning air travel
  • Employing 24-hour robots

    LIKE many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that compete on the global stage, Ka Shin Technologies, set up in 1989, is facing a triple whammy—higher costs, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, and a shortage of skilled labour. Keep Reading

    Employing 24-hour robots
  • Keeping print relevant and updated

    IN 2012, managing director Eileen Lee of Mui Kee Press saw the need for automation to boost sales and productivity for printing firms. Keep Reading

    Keeping print relevant and updated
  • Small parts, big challenges

    DESPITE the name, hitting the bull’s eye in precision engineering (PE) is no cakewalk. Keep Reading

    Small parts, big challenges
  • Structured for further growth

    WITH a strong base of customers in industries such as aerospace, building and construction, civil defense, mining, shipbuilding and repair, Chee Fatt Co has enjoyed a strong position as a supplier of hardware, industrial and safety products in Singapore and South-east Asia. Keep Reading

    Structured for further growth
  • Leading edge

    PERCEIVED by customers as a trader or distributor rather than an expert in its field, blast mitigation expert AJA Enterprises decided that a branding exercise was required to establish its name in the market. Keep Reading

    Leading edge
  • Stylish aspirations

    SHOES, wallets and bags in bright colours of red, yellow, orange and muted tones of black, brown and blue will leave a shopper spoilt for choice when they step into a Perllini & Mel store. Keep Reading

    Stylish aspirations
  • Feeding his business dreams

    YOUNG food and beverage (F&B) entrepreneur Justin Chou hopes to get Singaporeans to eat healthier and live better with his brand of “fast-casual” vegetarian food. Keep Reading

    Feeding his business dreams
  • Fashionably forward sisters reap rewards

    WHEN Her Velvet Vase (HVV) was set up in 2007, there were only a handful of fashion blogshops in Singapore. Keep Reading

    Fashionably forward sisters reap rewards
  • Tapping on data science in retail

    FOR years, leather goods specialist Goodvine Group had relied on qualitative feedback from its frontline staff to develop products that resonated with consumers, such as wallets that can accommodate 32 credit cards. Keep Reading

    Tapping on data science in retail
  • Keeping up with the pace of business

    HAVING tripled the size of its warehouse over the past three years, sports nutrition product specialist F1 Recreation faced a new problem: The need for its workers to traverse a bigger warehouse to fulfil orders was taking a toll on productivity. Keep Reading

    Keeping up with the pace of business
  • Building customer relationships

    FROM its beginnings as a wholesaler in 2004, Singapore-based retail specialist Norbreeze Group has grown to become a major distributor of accessible luxury brands such as Pandora and Bering in Singapore and South-east Asia. Keep Reading

    Building customer relationships
  • Keeping the laundry room in order

    FOR over a decade, the office of laundry service provider Presto Drycleaners was stockpiled with handwritten orders that made it difficult for the company to keep track of garments. Keep Reading

    Keeping the laundry room in order
  • Staying nimble

    A HAIRDRESSER’S job involves handling as many as 12 appliances — such as hair irons, curlers and hair dryers — and each of them has a motor and electrical cord that is at least 3m long. Keep Reading

    Staying nimble
  • Seeking new markets

    WHEN luxury handbag label Kwanpen decided to invest in the latest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system at the beginning of 2013, it was aimed at managing its data better and automating certain back-office functions. Keep Reading

    Seeking new markets
  • Surfing the technology wave

    SINCE 2007, Skin Inc has been on an upward spiral, initially adding concept stores and then expanding regionally. The homegrown company now has 12 distribution points and over 120 stores internationally across 69 cities including Spain, USA and Thailand. Keep Reading

    Surfing the technology wave
  • Growing by baby steps

    WHEN maternity fashion label Mothers En Vogue (MEV) made a trip to the 2008 Fashion Week in Los Angeles in the United States, it was a forerunner of good things to come. Keep Reading

    Growing by baby steps
  • Embracing new channels

    ESTABLISHED in January 2013, HLS Group International, the parent company of the brand “HLS” had been adding bricks-and-mortar stores until its co-founder Ann Kositchotitana attended an omni-channel sales workshop presented by Spring Singapore late last year. Keep Reading

    Embracing new channels
  • Going against the odds

    FACED with slowing demand for its products from customers in Europe, Singapore furniture manufacturer Koda decided to set its sights closer to home. Keep Reading

    Going against the odds
  • Stylish success

    WALK into any MDS store in Singapore and you will find racks of stylish women's wear that often give more established fashion labels a run for their money. Keep Reading

    Stylish success
  • A toast to health and beauty

    MENTION a bar and the first thing that comes to mind is revellers and party-goers hanging out over a drink or two. Keep Reading

    A toast to health and beauty
  • Moving with the speed of business

    DATA is the lifeblood of any business, yet workers at travel and lifestyle product distributor Seager used to rely on their intuition to decide how much of a product to replenish when stocks ran low. Keep Reading

    Moving with the speed of business
  • Embracing the digital potential

    IT TOOK a while for Ms Geraldine Pang to convince her father to embrace technology in a bigger way at Gramercy Music, her family business that has been distributing musical scores and instruments in Singapore since the late 1980s. Keep Reading

    Embracing the digital potential
  • Making great music

    ALTHOUGH Mr Ho Zen Yong's family has been manufacturing pianos since the 1960s, he decided to make his own guitars. Keep Reading

    Making great music
  • Foray into retail pays off

    WITH business booming at its Temple Street store, local kitchenware company Sia Huat decided to venture beyond supplying pots and pans to restaurants and hotels. Keep Reading

    Foray into retail pays off
  • Scoring consistently

    IN 1970, Mr KT Lim set up a small sporting goods corner in his books and stationery store when he saw a demand for running shoes and foot-ball boots among school children. Keep Reading

    Scoring consistently
  • Pioneering a children’s skincare line

    WHEN Ms Jessica Tang’s five-year-old daughter Annabele broke out in rashes after wearing adult make-up on the day of her ballet performance, Ms Tang decided to nip the problem in the bud. Keep Reading

    Pioneering a children’s skincare line
  • Style with plenty of substance

    SINGAPORE menswear label Benjamin Barker is well known among fashion trendsetters for its affordable casual and business shirts and suits tailored for the Asian physique. Keep Reading

    Style with plenty of substance
  • Accessories powerhouse

    FROM a neighbourhood shop in Tampines selling mobile phone trinkets in 1999, Helen Accessories has grown to become one of Singapore's best-known retailers of women's accessories. Keep Reading

    Accessories powerhouse
  • In excellent company

    WHEN Ms Julene Aw was shopping for clothes for her young daughter a few years ago, she could hardly find any that suited her fancy. Keep Reading

    In excellent company
  • Passion for design

    LIKE most upstarts, it was tough for Mr Nathan Yong and Mr Jefery Kurniadidjaja to hire the right people when they opened their humble furniture store at the basement of Park Mall more than five years ago. Keep Reading

    Passion for design
  • It's in her DNA

    LING Wu founder Goh Ling Ling was heir to a family business, yet she decided to strike out on her own with a line of handbags that has made waves among fashionistas and celebrities such as Korean actress Song Ji Hyo. Keep Reading

    It's in her DNA
  • Innovating wastewater treatment

    Wastewater treatment is an important element in preserving the environment, and MattenPlant may just hold the key. Keep Reading

    Innovating wastewater treatment
  • International trade links benefit from standards education

    An increasingly globalised world requires graduates and professionals with a sound knowledge of standards. Keep Reading

    International trade links benefit from standards education
  • In pursuit of productivity

    JOVAN Tech’s managing director Jerome Lee has grown his business from a two-man tooling workshop in 1996 to a solutions-based company with diversifications in automation design, precision machining and contract manufacturing, but he is not resting on his laurels. Keep Reading

    In pursuit of productivity
  • Equipping staff with the right tools

    AT LOKOPOKO, travel is more than just a plane ride — it’s an adventure for expanding one’s horizons as much as one’s mind. Keep Reading

    Equipping staff with the right tools
  • Getting a head start in new technology

    EVEN as the world starts to embrace the sharing economy and more apps, Ms Chan Li Han is bucking the trend by setting up a hardware company. Keep Reading

    Getting a head start in new technology
  • Serving up more efficiency

    FOOD and beverage (F&B) entrepreneur Vikram Natarajan thought he had helped his new restaurant turn the corner. Keep Reading

    Serving up more efficiency
  • Growing from good to better

    EVEN as an owner of a small company doing furniture manufacture and wholesale, Mr Winston Chia had big dreams. Keep Reading

    Growing from good to better
  • Mechanical breakthrough to fight cancer

    THE iSR’obot Mona Lisa bears little resemblance to the masterpiece she is named after. Keep Reading

    Mechanical breakthrough to fight cancer
  • Partners for an innovative cause

    ARMED with a proven technology that has found widespread adoption, HVS Engineering is tapping Singapore’s research and development (R&D) expertise to enhance its products to penetrate new markets. Keep Reading

    Partners for an innovative cause
  • Firm goes for bigger bite of food storage business

    Mandai Link Logistics focuses a lot on third-party logistics. We have a good knowledge of cold-chain handling and we know how to properly handle frozen meat and chilled meat - not only in the cold room, but also the chiller room and the air-conditioned room. Keep Reading

    Firm goes for bigger bite of food storage business
  • Serving up a tasty slice of technological success

    By investing in ‘smart’ systems and making innovation a key part of its corporate strategy, Han’s has improved customer service and productivity and grown its business. Keep Reading

    Serving up a tasty slice of technological success
  • Setting the standard worldwide: intelligent city, Smart Nation

    As Singapore gears up to be the world’s first Smart Nation, it’s relying on standards to create a common framework for good practice and enable innovation. Keep Reading

    Setting the standard worldwide: intelligent city, Smart Nation
  • Demystifying the haze behind cloud services

    Cloud computing is increasingly entering the mainstream, but what exactly is the technology’s impact on SME users’ working practices, data availability and IT security? Keep Reading

    Demystifying the haze behind cloud services
  • Renew, Revitalise, Refresh

    With rapid expansion underway, packaging expert Syspex Technologies taps on the Business Advisors Programme (BAP) to strengthen and sustain its capacity for growth. Keep Reading

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  • Unlocking Opportunities in the Silver Market

    The Silver Industry Standards Committee (SISC) develops and facilitates the implementation of Singapore standards to support the growth of the market for elder consumers and national initiatives in active ageing.

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    Unlocking Opportunities in the Silver Market
  • Strengthening the foundation

    Ninety-five per cent of Singapore’s approximately 640 public accounting firms are small and medium-sized practices (SMP). Keep Reading

    Strengthening the foundation
  • Technology eliminates human error

    It used to take 15 hours a month for the human resource (HR) team at CYC Movers to calculate employees’ wages with a paper-based timesheet system.

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    Technology eliminates human error
  • Create and build strong brands with accreditation

    Create and build strong brands with accreditation Keep Reading

    Create and build strong brands with accreditation
  • Promoting customer satisfaction with standards

    Kah Hong Hardware Engineering Pte Ltd is using standards to improve customer service and boost revenue.

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    Promoting customer satisfaction with standards
  • Mark of confidence

    Singaporeans are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying electronics. With hundreds of stores across the island housing big-name brands and many retailers in the market, it’s hard to compete. Keep Reading

    Mark of confidence
  • A recipe for success - food hygiene and safety standards

    Home to a diverse range of cuisines, Singapore has long established itself as a food hub in Southeast Asia. Strict food safety standards, meanwhile, give restaurants and retailers a further competitive advantage. Keep Reading

    A recipe for success - food hygiene and safety standards
  • Raise confidence with standards

    For more than 40 years, NTUC FairPrice has been committed to the highest quality and product safety practices to win the trust of its customers Keep Reading

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  • Funding the future of medical technology

    Start-ups in the medical technology space have been given a boost by forward-thinking government agencies, industry incubators and savvy investors who recognise the sector’s potential for growth. Keep Reading

    Funding the future of medical technology
  • Seeing the value in start-ups

    Medtech is a promising investment class of its own, as long as you seek out the right experts, anticipate the risk and are willing to take the long view, say experts. Keep Reading

    Seeing The Value in start-ups
  • Win-win for corporate investors, start-ups

    The right fit with a start-up presents an astute corporate investor with new products and revenue streams, and allows fledglings companies to tap resources, capabilities and networks that better their chances at success. Keep Reading

    Win win for Corporate Investors Start-ups
  • The search for Smart Money

    Investors with experience, know-how and a strong network help medtech start-ups negotiate the complex and heavily regulated route from idea to actualisation. Keep Reading

    The Search For Smart Money
  • Strengthened identity leads to doubling of sales

    THERE is nothing uniform about Neptune Work Wear’s vocational clothing. The company, which started as a tailoring shop in 1974, is setting out to transform the work wear culture.

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  • Business analysis brings better profit

    AFTER some years of servicing air-conditioners as an employee, Mr Hairul Kamsani struck out on his own with a sole proprietorship in 1998.

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  • New ideas keep retailer fashion forward

    FOR sisters Clare and Magdalene Chan, who founded online fashion retailer Her Velvet Vase in 2007, the process of makeovers and reinvention is second nature.

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  • Wee steps towards big boost in staff morale

    ONE may be equipped with the expertise to run a company profitably, observes Ms Denise Lai, the founder of Wee Care. But staff aspirations and welfare, a vital component in managing and operating a company in the longer run, may not be a part of one’s entrepreneurial
    DNA.

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  • Saving the wood – and the trees as well

    A PASSION for the environment, combined with perseverance and some help from a government grant, led to the invention of Onewood by veteran timber trader Chang Yong Leong.

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  • Tiny steps lead to huge improvements

    HOUSEHOLD items such coloured stickers, clothes pegs and trays may not seem like precision engineering equipment but, at TranZplus Engineering, such simple tools have helped to cut assembly time, improve productivity and reduce frustration.

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  • Boosting Singapore silver industry

    Boosting Singapore's silver industry

    To better prepare for a rapidly ageing population, SPRING Singapore, ISO member for the country, began to engage key stakeholders to identify and develop relevant standards needs as a strategic enabler to promote the silver industry. Hereʼs how they are panning out in Singapore.

  • Benchmarking for Success

    Benchmarking for Success

    Accreditation plays a critical function in ensuring accuracy and reliability in highly regulated industries where such capabilities are important. SMEs that adopt international standards will build confidence and obtain recognition for competence.

  • Gaining an innovative edge

    Gaining an innovative edge

    In a world where competition is stiff, one way that companies in Singapore can stand out from the pack is through the use of new technologies such as the Internet-of-Things, automation, robotics and Smart-Nation initiatives. Industry leaders give their take on how Quality and Standards can play a role in this endeavour.

  • Carving A Niche

    Carving A Niche

    Quality and standards development will be a major pillar in Singapore’s future economy.

  • Food for thought: behind that stamp of quality

    Food for thought: behind that stamp of quality

    Accreditation of AsureQuality’s food and contaminant testing laboratories helps their customers penetrate chosen markets, gain competitive advantages and protect their brands and reputations.

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