Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P.ians win in the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

The students and advisors from the T.I.P. delegation during the International Conference on IEOM in Bangkok, Thailand last March 6, 2019

Young ingenuity was showcased in the 9th Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Conference (IEOM) in Bangkok, Thailand on March 5-7, 2019. A total of 22 students forming seven (7) groups from the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Quezon City participated in the conference.

This year’s competition marked the second time T.I.P. students joined the conference having only participated in 2018. Several papers from the first batch of participants held in Indonesia also placed hence inspiring the students to partake in this year’s conference. IEOM welcomed 67 countries to compete in any of its 11 categories.

A call to join the conference was announced in late 2018 and T.I.P. professor, Engr. Yoshiki Kurata from the Industrial Engineering Department encouraged the students to submit their papers in the conference. “It was an experience I want the students to have, the connections and knowledge they acquired during the conference will be something they can always take with them,” he said during the interview. “Seeing the students beaming with happiness while receiving their respective awards was an added bonus, and us as their advisors couldn’t be more proud of their achievement,” Engr. Kurata continued.

Winning the 1st place for the Undergraduate Research Competition, one of the four major categories in the conference, were 4th year Industrial Engineering students Gann Sebastian B. Quiban, Bryan D. Caventa, Patricia Paula H. Corpuz, Francesco Nicolai L. Datu, and Rica Jonell A. Millet with their paper titled “Human Error Assessment in the Accident Causations Experienced among Vehicle Drivers in the Philippines”. Placing 3rd place also under the Undergraduate Research Competition were 5th year Industrial engineering students Ryan Christopher Malicdem, Chrisjohn Paul Angelo Reyes, and Angel Joy Quizon with their paper titled “Gorelax: A User-ergonomically Designed Backpack for Stress Prone Millenials in the Philippines”. For the category of Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, another major category in the competition, T.I.P. 4th year Industrial Engineering students Angelo Alindogan, Felix John Amin, Nicole Clave, Queenie Colleen Guadalupe, Lynette Salas, and Ritz Jerard Tan won 3rd place for their paper titled “Occupational Health and Issues in the Low Back Pain among Filipino-aged People through Ordinal Logistic Regression”. Awarded as the best track paper under the category of Work Design, Measurement, Standards and ISO was the paper titled “Increasing Productivity in Garments Manufacturing through Time Standardization and Work Measurement” by 4th year Industrial engineering students Valerie B. Peralta, Jerran R. Del Mundo, Patrick James M. Palma, Bert Regin S. Santiago, Cohesir V. Sims, and Lara Carissa A. Fernandez.

In addition, paper titles such as “Work-related Factors Affecting the Sustained Attention among Production Workers in a Pharmaceutical Company in the Philippines” from Charlene Cariaga, Alyza Marie D. Tolentino, August Adrian A. Castor, Khenn S. Arista, and John Nathanoj A. Basilio were presented in the Human Factors & Ergonomics Track category. Meanwhile, another group of 4th years students presented in the Data Analytics Track, the paper titled “AMBHigh: A User Ergonomic Mobile Learning Application Intended for Business Management Secondary Students in the Philippines” from Valerie B. Peralta, Jerran R. Del Mundo, Patrick James M. Palma, Bert Regin S. Santiago, and Cohesir V. Sims represented T.I.P. for the Operations Research Track category; and 5th year Industrial Engineering students Alec Steven Ardan, John Ruther Faustino, Mariel Jorinda Garcia, Patrick Jerome Lacap, Marc Jesm Malapitan, Julius Palagam, and John Rowe Pineda with their paper titled “Production Optimization of Small-sized Sugarcane Farms in the Philippines through Optimal Variety Mix using Compromise Programming Production Optimization of Small-sized Sugarcane Farms in the Philippines through Optimal Variety Mix using Compromise Programming” was presented in the conference.

The conference aims to provide a forum for academics, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and recent developments in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. During the conference, participants were expected to foster networking, collaboration, and joint effort among the participants to advance the theory and practice as well as to identify major trends in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.