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Small and Medium Enterprise Mentoring Programme

Small and Medium Enterprise Mentoring Programme

Nestlé, Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) and SME Corp have established a strategic collaboration to promote the potential of business opportunities towards enhancing the capabilities of local Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) in the Halal F&B industry since 2009.

The SME Mentoring Programme offers SMEs the opportunity to share, explore and enhance their knowledge on ways to improve business performance in order to compete in the global market. Under this programme, Nestlé as a global and renowned producer for Halal food and beverages share expertise and world-class best practices on Halal procedures as well as what it takes to become competent suppliers to multinational corporations.

Upon completion of this two-day workshop, participants will have learned:

  • Halal Awareness
  • Managing Food Regulatory Issues
  • Strategic Marketing
  • The Formation of Internal Halal Committee
  • Production Optimisation
  • Enhancing Industrial Performance Awareness
  • Mentoring Aspect for Sourcing of Raw Materials

The SME Mentoring Programme now also includes the flagship programme, designed to identify companies that have potential to become Halal suppliers for the fast moving consumer goods industry. In 2017, we identified two new companies for the programme. The participating companies were selected based on the relevance of their product categories and their readiness was assessed by conducting plant visits.

To date, this programme has benefited over 490 SMEs involving more than 690 participants.