By: Mr. Rodolfo “Rudy” De Guzman, Information Officer III, Content Development and Editorial Unit – STII)

DOST PSTC Cavite MIRDC conduct production planning seminar for metal fab company

SILANG, Cavite – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Provincial S&T Center Cavite recently sponsored a production planning seminar for one of its beneficiaries, AMVEL Metal Fabrication and Services, under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

The seminar was conducted by the Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), an attached institution of the DOST, as part of the assistance to strengthen the core competency of AMVEL Metal Fabrication and Services in terms of production planning and management.

“In the case of AMVEL, we saw the great potential in the company in increasing its productivity by focusing on production planning with the streamlining of production flow from raw materials inventory to design and machining to quality control to minimize wastage and improve product quality,” said Engr. Adonis Marquez, Science Research Specialist II of the Technology Diffusion Division, Technology Advisory & Business Development Section of the MIRDC.

During the seminar, attended by AMVEL production and administrative employees and other entrepreneurs in the same line of business, Engr. Marquez touched on several key components of a good production plan that included systems design, operational standards, and product costing, among others.

The seminar held on 14-15 February 2017 was also attended by DOST PSTC-Cavite headed by Director Raul D. Castaneda, Gilda S. de Jesus, and other PSTC Cavite staff.

“This seminar is a great opportunity for PSTC-Cavite to work closely with the DOST-MIRDC in providing training assistance to our SETUP beneficiaries, thereby ensuring the viability of the project, in this case the acquisition of the CNC Milling Machine by AMVEL Metal Fabrication to increase its production capacity and improve its product quality,” said PSTC-Cavite Director Raul D.Castaneda.

At the end of the seminar Engr. Marquez stressed the need to follow strictly the components of the production plan as a guide in achieving production goals with minimal downtime and reducing waste resources. (S&T Media Service)