A New HR Playbook to Recruit and Train a Digital-savvy Workforce in Industry 4.0


Recruitment trend; Manpower development in supply chain 4.0; Government funded manpower schemes to support business transformation


The economy, driven by digital technology and data, has pushed the workforce to adapt to a new work norm. In this new environment, business leaders and HR professionals have to ensure the organisation’s human capital is equipped with the necessary skills to strive and thrive effectively.

What are the critical competences and capabilities in Industry 4.0? It is essential we understand and amplify these potential, so as to put in place an effective strategy for talent acquisition and development.

Talking Points:

    1. The “new normal” of work in a post COVID-19 economy driven by technology and data.
    2. Digitalisation and the challenges it brings for supply chain executives and HR professionals in having the right human capital necessary to drive growth.
    3. Support schemes and fundings to assist Singapore enterprises in talent acquisition and upskilling.

Who Should Attend:

Business owners, CEOs, Chief Supply Chain Officers, Chief People Officers, HR Managers and Decision Makers tackling manpower and/or supply chain concernss in retail, distribution, logistics and manufacturing.

Seminar Details:

Date: 8th September 2021, Wednesday
Time: 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Venue: Zoom webinar (Zoom link will be provided a day before the event)

Webinar Schedule:

2:00 pm – Welcome
2.10 pm – “Hiring the Right Talent in the Post Pandemic Economy – The “Must Have” Competences in Supply Chain 4.0″
                 – Philippe Ruffier, Head of Supply Chain, Perfetti Van Melle Asia Pacific and Middle East.
2.35 pm – “Changing Landscape of HR: Time to Reinvent HR Practices or Become Irrelevant”
                 – Alvin Goh, Executive Director, SHRI
3.00 pm – “Fundings and Schemes to Help Singapore Enterprises Unlock New Capabilities”
                – NTUC e2i
3.15 pm – Questions & Answers
3.30 pm – Closing


(A Webinar by SCALA, NTUC e2i, NTUC U SME)



This event is supported by Workforce Singapore, WSG.



Sep 08 2021


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


  • Alvin Goh
    Alvin Goh
    Executive Director | Singapore Human Resources Institute

    Mr Alvin Goh is an accomplished international senior business manager with over 15 years of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that has translated to net bottom line growth of USD100 million.

    He was part of a task force that had to implement a comprehensive BCP during the SARS pandemic when he was working in Shanghai, China. He saw first-hand how badly it affected the livelihood and mental state of his staff and students.

    Alvin firmly believes that a well thought out BCP should go beyond the protection of an organisation’s operations, systems, infrastructure, reputation and business assets and must include the well-being of its people.

  • Philippe Ruffier
    Philippe Ruffier
    Head of Supply Chain Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa | Perfetti Van Melle

    Philippe RUFFEIER has 20 years + of experience in Supply chain in FMCG and Pharma industries in Asia. He had regional board responsibilities the last 6 years.
    – He is currently in charge of the supply chain of Perfetti Van Melle Asia Pacific and Middle East for a total of 1 Bn sales, ~ 2600 SKUs, 13 factories. His scope includes factories loading (1 year operational horizon and 3 years tactical horizon), planning activities, and Logistics. His main contribution is the set-up of sourcing strategy, transfers productions and run SNOP to achieve targets. He is part of management team, aligning regional strategy with operational excellence, improving agility and resilience.
    – Prior managerial experience includes a strong progress and track record at Mundipharma, as a head of supply chain for Asia and MEA (2015-2018), and Johnson and Johnson (2007 – 2015) with various assignments of increasing responsibilities in Japan, Vietnam, and regional office in Singapore.
    – Prior to JnJ, he spent 6 years in Michelin – Asia as the head of Asian Regional Supply Chain for the passenger cars category, based in Tokyo. His main contribution was to take sourcing decisions for new products (OEM business) and manage regional SNOP.