Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P.ians bag 1st place in industrial engineering conference with undergraduate research paper

A group of industrial engineering seniors from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City nabbed 1st place in the IEOM Society International First Central American and Carribean Conference with their undergraduate research paper titled "Minimizing the Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic as One of the Supply Chain Disruption in a Timber Trade Sector."

Using secondary data analysis, researchers Christienne Austin Bernardo, Celenina Grace Cruz, Kate Antonette Dy, Hector Jamero, Norvin Mindoro, and John Russel Tan assessed the current state of the furniture industry, noting a tremendous decrease in sales and productivity because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their recommendation: maximize the use of digital technology and online marketing strategies.

"This undertaking, apart from being a class requirement, was a test on the students' resilience and creativity. They had to make use of the available data given the circumstances," said research adviser Engr. Romalyn Galingan.

For T.I.P. Industrial Engineering Program Chair Engr. Arriane Palisoc, bagging first prize showcased the immense knowledge and capabilities of T.I.P. engineers.

"We always try to be responsive to the needs of the times; and since the pandemic is the most pressing issue as of late, conducting the research was only fitting and necessary," she said.

IEOM is a global non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of industrial engineering and operations management amongst countries. It holds various conferences in a year to connect students and professionals with innovative and entrepreneurial minds.

Six groups battled it out in the undergraduate research category.

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