Process Innovation Challenge 2
About Process Innovation Challenge
The Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) aims to promote a culture of continuous productivity improvement in the aviation sector and demonstrate the capability and impact of small-scale (“quick-win”) initiatives.
Feedback on PIC1:
"After implementing the new system, significant improvements were achieved both in the processes and productivity levels such as more than 50% reduction in the time spent on preparing and distributing production documents." – Diethelm Keller Aviation Pte Ltd
"Adopting and customising the system to our specific requirements and needs gave us the opportunity to improve our productivity, and we were able to achieve many improvements such as a 90% reduction in the cycle time." – International Engine Component Overhaul Pte Ltd
"We managed to achieve several improvements such as a faster turnaround time, from 605hrs to 88hrs which translates into an 85% increase in productivity." – ST Aerospace Engineering Pte Ltd
Following the success of its first challenge, PIC2 will continue to encourage intra-industry learning and the adoption of good ideas across the aviation sector.
Click here to download the PIC1 project showcase booklet.
Applications are now open for the second run of the Process Innovation Challenge. Please find the details below:
|Number of projects||20 projects|
|Funding Percentage||50% |
(Capped at S$75,000)
|Duration of Projects||9 months|
|Team Incentive||Effort Recognition|
$500 for each team to complete their projects within 9 months!
Additional $1,000 for the first ten teams to complete their projects!
Who can apply?
The challenge is open to all Singapore-based companies in the aviation sector. This includes the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and manufacturing companies in the aerospace sector, business and general aviation companies as well as freight forwarders and companies involved in airport operations.
How will the proposals be evaluated?
The proposals will be evaluated based on their capacity to seek productivity improvement through process innovation or job redesign.
The proposals must demonstrate the project’s ability to achieve at least 10% productivity gains with an implementation period of 9 months or less. Measureable outcomes and deliverables should also be highlighted to support the key milestones of various developmental phases.
Projects with solutions that are scalable to the rest of the industry will gain a competitive edge in the evaluation process.
|Launch of the Process Innovation Challenge 2||Dec 2012|
|Proposal Submission Deadline||28 Feb 2013|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Projects and Commencement of Project Implementations||May 2013|
|Project Completion||Feb 2014|
|Project Showcase and Sharing Session||Apr 2014|
How will the funds be disbursed?
The shortlisted projects1 will receive a funding of S$75,000 or up to 50% of the total project costs, whichever is lower, upon the completion of project.
Project completion must be demonstrated by the achievement of all Key Performance Indicators and at least 10% productivity gains. Companies must submit a final report and participate in the project showcase at the end of PIC2.
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Aviation Industry Division
Click here to download the PIC2 application form.
Note:-1 A panel of judges made up by veterans from the aviation industry will shortlist up to 20 projects and the respective companies will be notified to commence project implementation.