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P&G investing US$100m into innovation centre in Singapore

Global consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) is to invest US$100 million (S$140 million) over the next five years to set up its first digital innovation centre in Singapore. Up to 50 new staff could be hired.

Called an E-Centre, the project was officially launched yesterday in partnership with the Economic Development Board. As it does not have a single, fixed location, staff involved in its activities will work either in P&G’s Singapore Innovation Centre in Biopolis Street or its offices at The Metropolis.

This E-Centre will develop digital solutions for Asia-Pacific operations, synchronising the supply chain to increase revenues and lower inventory while serving emerging retail channels more efficiently.

Some projects in the pipeline include machine learning, where algorithms allow machines to predict parameters within the supply chain for better accuracy, as well as process automation, which uses robotics to eliminate repetitive tasks.

The centre will also use data analytics to optimise product distribution and marketing strategies across the region. For example, by analysing an area’s demographics data, P&G will be able to determine the potential sales growth and prioritise store distribution accordingly.


French Business School Essec Opens new Campus in Singapore

ESSEC Business School, one of the leading business schools in Europe, officially opens its new Asia-Pacific Campus in Singapore today. The inauguration marks ESSEC’s decade-long presence in Singapore since 2005. The Singapore campus, situated at Nepal Hill in the One-North district, is ESSEC’s first overseas campus outside France in the school’s 108 years history and is a hub for ESSEC’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and, Second Minister for Home Affairs and, Industry and Trade of Singapore, Mr S lswaran, officiates the Opening Ceremony this afternoon at Nepal Hill, One-North Gateway. Also present is the Ambassador of France to Singapore, Mr Benjamin Dubertret.