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Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme

The LED Scheme helps progressive enterprises transform and grow in the new manpower-lean landscape.

At a glance

Related form LED Scheme application form (41KB)
Email leds@mom.gov.sg

What is it

The LED Scheme supports your company to:

  • Become more manpower-lean.
  • Build a stronger Singaporean core.
  • Develop a better quality workforce.

A cross-agency LED taskforce comprising Enterprise SG, WSG, NTUC’s e2i, MOM, EDB, STB, IMDA and BCA, will help you in a coordinated manner to tap on relevant assistance schemes. Relevant assistance schemes include:

Assistance scheme Administering agency
Business Improvement Fund STB
Enterprise Development Grant Enterprise SG
Inclusive Growth Programme NTUC’s e2i
Productivity Solutions Grant
Grant support for pre-approved solutions under the SMEs Go Digital programme were streamlined into PSG on 1 April 2018.
Enterprise SG
WorkPro WSG
You can find digital solutions that can help address your business needs, and also check out WSG’s manpower-lean programmes.

In addition to the existing assistance schemes, the LED Scheme can also provide transitional manpower support where merited, to facilitate day-to-day operations, if firms need more time to complete the transformation to be within their Dependency Ratio Ceiling or quota. This may include the following:

  • Allow companies to have temporary foreign workers while recruiting and training locals to take on better jobs.
  • Allow pooling of foreign expertise at the industry level to help transfer know-how to the local workforce.

Eligibility

The LED Scheme is open to all enterprises that are interested to become more manpower-lean, develop a stronger Singaporean core, and build a better quality workforce.

How long does transitionary manpower support last

The duration of the transitional manpower support for each enterprise project is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, depending on the transformation plan.

How to apply

To submit a proposal for the LED Scheme:

  1. Download and complete the LED Scheme application form (41KB).
  2. Email it to leds@mom.gov.sg.

LED Multipliers

Our LED Multipliers are partners who help us to accelerate the adoption of manpower-lean initiatives under the LED Scheme. You can contact them if you wish to:

  • Find out more about the LED Scheme.
  • Seek their advice on your proposal to develop LED projects.
LED Multiplier Email
Association of Early Childhood and Training Services (ASSETS) secretariat@assets.org.sg
Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) upskill@sirs.edu.sg
Singapore Polytechnic (SP) tie@sp.edu.sg

LED bulletin

October 2018 (3.7MB)

  • Dressed for Success with Innovation – La Belle Couture
  • Beauty with a Personal Touch – Jean Yip Loft

June 2018 (815KB)

  • Delivering Quality Childcare with improved productivity – Association of Early Childhood and Training Services (ASSETS)
  • Centralised Dining Experience with increased productivity – Timbre Group

Past issuesShow

April 2018 (2.8MB)

  • Surprising Your Senses with a Digital Dining Experience – The Gratify Group
  • Delivering Value in a Seamless Process – MARKONO Print Media

December 2017 (3MB)

  • Kidney Care Goes Digital – The National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
  • Zero-ing In on a Fast & Easy Service! – Zero Spot

October 2017 (4MB)

  • Cobie At Your Service! – Cali Café & Bar
  • LED Symposium 2017 – Transform and Grow – Towards Lean Industries

May 2017 (8.5MB)

  • Currying Up! – Singapore Curry by Velu’s
  • Helping Everyone Build – Tiong Seng

February 2017 (4.9MB)

  • Painting New Change – Johong Hardware & Paints
  • Joint Collaborations: Lunch is Ready! – The Association of Early Childhood and Training Services (ASSETS)

January 2017 (1.8MB)

  • Visualising the Future of Design – Workforce Advancement Federation (WAF)

December 2016 (1.9MB)

  • The Automated Advantage – Freshening Industries
  • Urbanising Pest Control Operations – Pestbusters Singapore

November 2016 (3.2MB)

  • LED Symposium 2016 - Transform and Grow – Building Manpower-Lean SMEs
  • Industry Transformer – Container Depot Association (Singapore) (CDAS)

October 2016 (459KB)

  • Co-opetition – Cooperate to compete
  • Popeyes – Cutting the queue!