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Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program

Improves the efficiency and profitability of MSMEs by: producing better products and services; reducing operational expenses; having more productive and safer workplaces; and developing more appropriately-skilled manpower.

MPEX

MPEX involves the deployment of industry experts, productivity specialists and other technical experts to assist MSMEs in the manufacturing sector. These consultants provide recommendations for improvement of the firms’ overall operations to achieve higher productivity. Among the priority focus of intervention are as follows: plant lay-out, production planning and control, occupational health and safety, plant capacity utilization, work organization and human resource utilization, equipment and machinery utilization, plant and machinery maintenance, process operations, materials management, product design and packaging, and quality assurance systems, among many others.


Consultants are required to provide both short- and long-term recommendations to the beneficiary firms. Beneficiary firms are expected to implement short-term recommendations within the duration of the consultancy engagement. Short-term recommendations refer to areas which can be implemented by the firm within a period of 1-3 months depending on the availability of resources and the firm’s financial capacity.

Assistance Provided:

  • Plant and equipment design

  • Plant lay-out

  • Production planning and control

  • Manufacturing process improvement

  • Quality assurance system

  • Occupational health and safety

  • Good housekeeping practices

  • Time and motion studies

  • Financial management system

  • Human resource management

Benefits:

  • Improved productivity

  • Better cost control

  • Safe and conducive working conditions

  • Competitive products

Food Safety (FS) Program

Assures the safety and quality of food products, prevents food-borne illnesses, promotes a responsible enterprise image and protects consumers.

Food Safety

Food Safety involves the deployment of food safety experts to assist food processors on any of the following areas: compliance with requirements for FDA License to Operate; Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) study (one product type only); and improvement of food safety practices.

Assistance Provided:

  • Food safety trainings (Proper and safe usage of food additives, GMP, SSOP, HACCP, ISO22000)

  • Product and process standardization

  • Plant lay-out

  • GMP, SSOP, HACCP, ISO 22000 documentation assistance

  • Food safety assessment

Benefits:

  • Improved food safety compliance

  • Improved production process

  • Improved working conditions

  • Improved product safety and quality assurance

  • Strengthened customer confidence

  • Reduced risks of product liability

  • Assurance of consumer protection and welfare

Energy Audit (EA) Program

Reduces the operating costs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)by conserving and using energy more efficiently.

Energy Audit Program

Energy Audit is the systematic analysis of an energy consuming facility within a defined energy audit scope by examining existing practices on energy utilization and identifying strategies and alternatives to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency.


EA consultancy is implemented in two (2) categories: Level 1 consultancy covers MSMEs with 3-50 occupants/workers/employees and other facilities with 10-50 occupants/workers/ employees while Level 2 consultancy covers MSMEs and other facilities with more than 50 occupants/workers/employees.

Assistance Provided:

  • Training on energy efficiency, conservation and management

  • Conduct of Energy Audit

  • Generation of energy efficiency improvement strategies

    • Equipment improvement

    • Process improvement

    • Better operational practices

    • Proper energy use and conservation

Benefits of Energy Efficiency:

  • Energy savings

  • Increased competitiveness

  • Reduced energy imports

  • Conservation of limited resources

  • Improved energy security

  • Reduced GHG and other emissions

  • Maintains a sustainable environment

Cleaner Production (CP) Program

Cuts the operating expenses of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)by: reducing wastes; increasing product yields; improving quality; providing safer workplaces; andprotecting the environment through cleaner production assessment and intervention.

Cleaner Production

CP involves the deployment of industry experts, productivity specialists, and other technical experts to assist MSMEs in the manufacturing sector by determining and recommending integrated preventive environmental strategy to processes to increase efficiency, reduce waste in their production process, and reduce risks to humans and the environment.

CP consultancy is implemented in two (2) categories: Level 1 consultancy covers only one focus area while Level 2 covers two or more focus areas.

Objectives:

  • Reduce raw materials, water and energy wastage

  • Improve public health and environmental protection

  • Improve worker’s health and safety conditions

  • Improve productivity and efficiency

Benefits:

  • Increased productivity

  • Reduced operating costs

  • Public health and environmental benefits

  • Improved worker health and safety

  • Reduced risk of liability

  • Improved corporate image

  • Improved global competitiveness

Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement (CAPE) Program

Provides consultancy teams to undertake technology improvement and enterprise productivity studies in micro, small and medium enteroprises (MSMEs) in the agricultural and aquaculture sectors.

CAPE

CAPE aims to institutionalize effective farm management strategies, including transfer and commercialization of appropriate technologies, to improve agricultural and aquaculture productivity. Accredited consultants are deployed to qualified agri and aqua enterprises to undertake productivity improvement studies. Among the areas covered are as follows: aquaculture (shrimp, milkfish, crabs, tilapia, others), horticulture (vegetables and fruits, ornamentals, plantation crops, others), livestock (swine, goat, carabao, cattle, others) and poultry.

Objectives:

  • Improvement of productivity in the agricultural and aquaculture sectors through application of S&T innovations

  • Showcase the viability of agri/aqua technologies developed by the country’s research and development institutions

  • Improve the income of farmers and fisherfolks/pond operators

  • Encourage more investments in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors

  • Support food security in the country

Sectors Covered:

  • Aquaculture (prawn/shrimp, milkfish. mudcrab, tilapia, seaweeds, high value fish, etc.)

  • Horticulture crops (vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, plantation crops)

Packaging and Labeling Assistance

Transforms locally-produced goods into globally-competitive products through improvements in the packaging technologies of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Packaging and labeling assistance is provided to MSMEs by authorized personnel of DOST Regional Offices. The assistance may involve, among others, package development, label design, package prototyping, product-package compatibility testing and similar services. Higher-level assistance may be provided by technical personnel of the Packaging Technology Division of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI). The services will be provided in accordance with the approved procedures and/or terms of reference of the concerned DOST agency.

Assistance Provided:

  • Packaging development

  • Label design

  • Product-package compatibility test

  • Toll packaging

  • Packaging testing

  • Nutritional analysis

  • Trainings

  • Technical consultancy

  • Information and referral services

Benefits:

  • Improved product marketability due to better package designs

  • Longer product shelf life

  • Lesser product damage during transport

  • Better consumer protection

  • Compliance to food safety regulations and standards

Consultancy for Agriculture and Manufacturing Productivity Improvement (CAMPI) Program

The Consultancy for Agriculture and Manufacturing Productivity Improvement (CAMPI) Program provides consultancy services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to attain higher productivity through the identification of productivity improvement concerns in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors throughout the country. The CAMPI is a level-up strategy that provides focused S&T consultancy intervention/s to SMEs.

CAMPI

The objectives of the program are the following:

  • To install focused S&T interventions to continually improve productivity of the SMEs;

  • To tap the skills and expertise of industry practitioners; and

  • To encourage the private sector to adopt government generated S&T innovations in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

The financial assistance shall cover the professional fee and travel cost of the Consultants/Consultancy team who will conduct consultancy services to qualified SMEs within the priority sectors.

Priority Sectors:

  • Food processing

  • GHD

  • Agriculture / Horticulture

  • Aquaculture

  • Health products / Pharmaceuticals

  • Furniture, and

  • Metals & Engineering

Coverage of Assistance:

  • GMP

  • HACCP

  • Halal

  • ISO

  • GAP Alignment

  • Certification Process

Qualification Requirements:

  • SMEs in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors that have already established local and/or international market.

  • SMEs should have been previously assisted by other TAPI Programs, SETUP or other DOST Services.

  • Priority would be given to those who have undergone CAPE & MPEX duly recommended by the Regional Offices (ROs).

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