21 Nov 2012
SIM University (UniSIM) and SPRING Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 19 November to collaborate on projects that will facilitate a wider adoption of the Business Excellence (BE) framework as a management tool. The MOU was signed by Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM and Mr Png Cheong Boon, Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore and witnessed by Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chairman of Singapore Quality Award (SQA) Governing Council.
The partnership with SPRING Singapore will provide UniSIM students a better grounding in BE concepts, thereby enabling them to bring this knowledge back to their workplace for implementation. As part of this grounding, UniSIM students will be given the opportunity to do internships or work attachments in BE organisations. To further harness the benefits of BE, UniSIM will also conduct research and develop case studies on BE organisations.
“Through this collaboration with SPRING Singapore, UniSIM students will be better trained to assess both individual and organisational performance, identify gaps, and take necessary steps for improvement. We are confident that it will be a synergistic and mutually beneficial partnership for both parties. Ultimately, we hope business excellence in Singapore will be more entrenched and widespread, and a philosophy and practice that is commonly held,” said Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President, UniSIM.
(L to R): Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President, SIM University,
Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chairman, SQA Governing Council and
Mr Png Cheong Boon, Chief Executive, SPRING Singapore at
the MOU Signing Ceremony between UniSIM and SPRING Singapore.