Indonesia has been transitioning to Industry 4.0 with the launch of the government Roadmap in 2018, to establish as one of the world’s top 10 largest economy by 2030. In 2019 Indonesia government launched the Omnibus Law to create a better business environment to attract more global investors in the manufacturing sector and accelerate the country’s economic growth. During this transition period new current trends include digitalization, automation, sensor and robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), data management, e-commerce and others. Set by the government, five priority focused manufacturing sectors are automotive, food & beverage, chemical, textile and electronics, which contribute approximately 65% to the country’s GDP. With these two government initiatives, the country expects to develop a more efficient, cost effective manufacturing sector process while improving product’s quality and ultimately becoming more competitive in the global market
Malaysia is driven by smart technologies to include Big Data, System Integration, Cloud, and Cybersecurity, to the Industrial Internet of things, Additive Manufacturing, Automation, Simulation, and Virtual/Augmented Reality with a focus on global supply chain development. Two main trends in Malaysia are digitalization and reliance on supply chain structures that can be advanced through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
Singapore is considered an advanced economy (progressed from Labor intensive to Knowledge based to Digital Economy over the past 50 years) upcoming areas to help generate GDP are electronics semiconductors, medtech / medical devices and aviation / aerospace where at least 25% of GDP must come from manufacturing. Current Trends include 3D printing, smart manufacturing, automation & robotics, composites, M2M, IoT implying high tech precision engineering with IP are important and in some areas, export controls need to be considered. While Singapore once relied on traditional manufacturing, the country is now embarking on smart manufacturing to be more efficient and cost effective with less human intervention where possible.
Thailand is moving away from labor-intensive factories into smart production. Under the Thailand 4.0 economic model, the major industry trends are Next-Generation Automotive (electric vehicles), Robotics and Automation, Intelligent Electronics, Advanced Agriculture and Biotechnology, Aviation and Aerospace, Digital/eCommerce, Medical Tourism, Biofuels and Biochemical, Logistics, and Food Processing.