EVSU’s MPEX Consultants conducted productivity study to MSMEs enrolled in 2018 Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program of DOST

Four (4) faculty members from Eastern Visayas State University- Main Campus engaged in a site assessment and productivity study to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) enrolled in 2018 Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through Provincial Science and Technology Center-Leyte (PSTC-Leyte) on August 23-24, 2018. The MPEX Program provides consulting services to MSMEs belonging to the manufacturing sector on productivity improvement. DOST Region VIII in coordination with PSTC Leyte deployed the accredited consulting team to assist clients, implement productivity improvement that measures on both long term and short-term basis.

Team Leader Engr. Teodorico M. Urgel and the members, namely, Engr. Danilo B. Pulma, Engr. Leonora N. Mancio and Engr. Almaceley S. Plando spent the first day of the MPEX program to the processing areas of Maricel’s Tablea, RK Furniture and JN Chavez Lumpia Wrapper in Palo, Leyte. On the second day, the team visited the Wilma’s Peanut Butter in Albuera, Leyte and the Seth James General Merchandise in Baybay, City whose products focuses on siomai processing. Moreover, all these firms are also cooperators of DOST PSTC-Leyte in implementing the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

The DOST PSTC-Leyte Team led by Engr. Heber A. Matoza accompanied the consultants to the firms. He introduced the consultants to the proprietors of the enterprises and discussed the purpose of the visit. The Provincial Director of PSTC Leyte, Dr. John Glenn D Ocaña, collaborated with the group to formulate some ideas for the development of the processing facility of JN Chavez Lumpia Wrapper.