Upcoming: Forum on Developing Knowledge based Organizations with the advent of Industry 4.0, May 31, 2018, DAP Pasig City

The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), as the National Productivity Organization (NPO), will be conducting the Echo Session of APO Grantees on May 31, 2018, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, 6th Floor, OD Corpuz Hall, DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The session will serve as a platform for sharing, learning and networking among grantees of Asian Productivity Organization (APO) projects, identifying areas for collaboration with productivity champions and stakeholders; which is also in line with creating “multiplier effects” of APO programs.

INVITED RESOURCE SPEAKERS

Dr. Maridon O. Sahagun
Acting Director, Planning and Evaluation Service
Department of Science and Technology
APO grantee: “Study Mission to UK on Development of Knowledge-Based Business, London” (2017)

Dr. Jinky O. Bornales
Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology
APO grantee: “Study Mission to UK on Development of Knowledge-Based Business, London” (2017)

Engr. Robert O. Dizon
Executive Director
Metals Industry Research and Development Center
APO grantee: “Study Mission to Japan on Productivity Enhancement through Application of Industry 4.0, Tokyo” (2018)

LEARNING INVESTMENT & PAYMENT POLICIES

Php 500.00 per participant paid onsite (official receipt to be provided on the venue);
• Payment inclusive of snacks/refreshment, air conditioned venue, e-copy of presentation materials, certificate;
• Bank deposit payment to Land Bank of the Philippines SA 0671-0105-40
• Limited seats up to 30 participants only – early reservation/registration is encouraged;
• Prepaid participants gets priority seating;

For inquiries please contact tel. nos. 631-2143, or 631-0921 local 110/107, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph/ apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph/ andayonj@dap.edu.ph Attn: Mr. Michael del Mundo or Ms. Julie Andayon.

 

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APO Self-learning e-Course on the Energy Management System Auditors’ Course, Ongoing until Dec 31, 2018

Organizations that waste energy through lax processes and insufficient management are not only losing money but are also causing avoidable pollution through increased carbon emissions. In addition, energy security and fossil-fuel depletion have become global concerns. Proper energy management through energy efficiency/ conservation measures are therefore of paramount importance.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is currently implementing a self-learning e-course that ends on December 31, 2018. This course will enable participants to review the energy management system (EnMS; ISO 50001) and acquire necessary knowledge and skills to plan, conduct, report on, and follow up an EnMS audit.

This course is a follow-up to the self-learning course on Energy Efficiency and Energy Management System (ISO 50001) to provide necessary knowledge and skills to conduct energy management audits.

Target participants are environmental/Green Productivity/energy management personnel, trainers, or consultants, and senior/mid-level managerial and technical personnel from industry in the environmental/energy field.

The structured self-learning e-course is implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is continuing until the closing hours of December 31, 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-0921 local 110, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph, delmundom@dap.edu.ph, dumase@dap.edu.ph cc: apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael JM Del Mundo or Ms. Eden Dumas. Other details can also be found at the website: http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

 

APO Self-learning e-Course on Smart Manufacturing: Basic, Ongoing until Dec 31, 2018

The Smart manufacturing concept is based on the merging of physical and virtual worlds, which opens up new areas of innovation to optimize the entire sector to created higher-quality products, improve productivity, increase energy efficiency, and sustain safer plant floors. Given the widespread recognition of the value of this system, it is predicted that smart manfucturing will be the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is currently implementing a self-learning e-course that ends on December 31, 2018. This course is an introduction to smart manufacturing, starting with an overview of the current digital transformations in manufacturing processes including additive manufacturing.

It will then examine the evolution of cyber-physical systems, the central core of Industry 4.0, in which the infrastructure components are addressed primarily from a user perspective by describing the relevance of the IT/OT convergence to achieve data-driven manufacturing.

Target participants are production and manufacturing floor managers with engineering or enterprise planning backgrounds, or those who want to introduce smart manufacturing systems and basic understanding of Industry 4.0.

The structured self-learning e-course is implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is continuing until the closing hours of December 31, 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-0921 local 110, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph, delmundom@dap.edu.ph, dumase@dap.edu.ph cc: apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael JM Del Mundo or Ms. Eden Dumas. Other details can also be found at the website: http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Integrating Lean Manufacturing Systems and Industry 4.0, Ongoing until Dec 31, 2018

Lean manufacturing is a system of techniques and activities widely adopted to improve productivity. It also involves reducing operational costs by the elimination of waste and activities that do not add value.

The Industry 4.0 concept emphasizes the establishment of smart factories with advanced ICT and future-oriented technologies including cyber physical systems, the Internet of Things, Big Data analytics, Cloud Computing, and Cognitive Computing.

It is thus possible to combine the two concepts into a single approach to achieve greater efficiency on the production floor.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is currently implementing a self-learning e-course that ends on December 31, 2018. to familiarize learners with the evolution of lean manufacturing systems, including the latest developments, and enable them to incorporate lean management practices into the concept of Industry 4.0.

Target participants are production and manufacturing floor managers who want to learn about new concepts and techniques to increase overall production efficiency.

The structured self-learning e-course is implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is continuing until the closing hours of December 31, 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-0921 local 110, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph, delmundom@dap.edu.ph, dumase@dap.edu.ph cc: apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael JM Del Mundo or Ms. Eden Dumas. Other details can also be found at the website: http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

 

 

APO Self-learning e-Course on Agribusiness Management: Advanced, Ongoing until Dec 31, 2018

Agribusinesses include farms and off-farm enterprises that produce and distribute agricultural inputs and those that assemble, store, process, and distribute fresh and processed farm commodities and products. An approximately 70% increase in food production in Asia is required to feed the predicted 5.2 billion people on the continent by 2050. Food production and supply in the crop, livestock, and aquamarine sectors, however, are constrained by fragmented supply chains, degraded land, and post harvest losses, among others. Moreover, agriculture is also the source of nonfood products such as fiber, fuel, timber, medicine, and industrial raw materials.

It is estimated that SMEs account for at least 80-90% of all enterprises and generate about 50-80% of total employment in the developing economies of Asia, where a significant number of players in the agrifood sector operate. Individuals are thus increasingly needed to manage SMEs in the agribusiness sector competently and sustainably within the context of value chains that serve both domestic and global markets.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is currently implementing a self-learning e-course that ends on December 31, 2018. After the course, the participants are expected to: 1) have deeper understanding of Asian agribusiness and its sustainable growth orientation; 2) be able to utilize a mix of frameworks, analytical principles, and models in identification, analysis and resolution of agribusiness management concerns; and 3) apply decision-making processes in ensuring the sustainable development and growth of agribusinesses.

This course is ideal for CEOs, managers, and officers of agribusiness companies including SMEs; officers of government and NGOs; and academics, extension officers, consultants and other technical personnel engaged in planning, training, extension, and/or promotion of agribusinesses.

The structured self-learning e-course is implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is continuing until the closing hours of December 31, 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-0921 local 110, or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph, apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael JM Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at the website: http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

 

APO-sponsored National Conference on Cold Chain and Logistics Management for Agrifood Products, 23-24 May 2018, Manila

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as the National Productivity Organization, will be conducting the National Conference on Cold Chain and Logistics Management for Agrifood Products from 23 to 24 May 2018 in Manila, Philippines.

The two-day conference aims to: 1) assess recent developments in cold chain and logistics management for agrifood products in the Philippines; 2) share knowledge on new technologies and best practices in cold chain and logistics management systems for agrifood products; and 3) formulate action plans for the promotion of efficient, effective cold chains and logistics management in the Philippines.

The conference is open to CEOs and managers of agribusinesses and food companies, food industry leaders, policymakers, planners, government officials, and academics engaged in managing and promoting cold chain and logistics management for agrifood products.

International experts from the USA, Japan and Singapore, and local industry resource persons will be sharing cost-effective, innovative cold chain technologies, models, and logistics for agrifood products and ways to promote the adoption and scaling up of such technologies and models in the country.

In this regard, the public is hereby invited to participate in this event. Other information such as venue, participation fee and payment details/policies will be made available soon on this website.

Interested parties may contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at tel. nos. (02) 631-2143, 631-0921 local 110/107.

APO Self-learning e-Course on Sustainable, Resilience Supply Chain and Integration into Global Value Chain, Ongoing until Dec 31, 2018

Today’s world is characterized by dynamic changes at increased rate that greatly affects organizations and businesses especially SMEs. SMEs are particularly vulnerable to radical changes such as natural and man-made disasters and thus, needs to be more resilient and agile to survive. Physical and financial loss may be impossible to recover, but can be anticipated and controlled with proper management. The essence of resiliency capacity of supply chain means the ability of value chain systems to flexibly minimize the impact of any disruptions and to hasten the recovery from the aftermath of its occurrence.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course to discuss and explain the significance and ramification of supply chain resilience in organizations.

Target participants are supply chain managers of SMEs and other relevant private/public entities, practitioners having exposure to supply chain disruptions.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is continuing until 31 December 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at tel. no. 631-2143, 631-0921 local 110/107 or e-mail at apolu@dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at the website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

Re-launched! APO Self-learning e-Course on Marketing Strategy and Product Branding for SMEs, Ongoing until Dec 31, 2018

The crux of business success lies in marketing. Marketing helps create awareness in the eyes of the public about a company’s products/services, increase sales, build brand reputation, and foster an environment in the market of healthy competition. Branding is important for SMEs as it influences people’s perceptions of the company’s quality of customer service, image, advertising, and logo. When these parts of the business are working well, the overall brand tends to be healthy. A good brand helps improve recognition, creates trust, reinforces advertisements, builds value, generates new customers and, most of all, inspire employees.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course that ends on December 31, 2018, with the objective of helping small businesses develop the ability to market their products and services effectively.

Target participants are business owners, managers, and employees working in SMEs involved in marketing and branding strategies, and officials in the government and NGO sector responsible for assisting SME development and promotion. Participants may come from manufacturing industries, the service sector, business sector, NPOs, or government organizations/ departments who wish to acquire a working knowledge of marketing and product branding strategies.

The structured self-learning e-course is implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is continuing until the closing hours of December 31, 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-0921 local 110, or e-mail at apolugrantees@yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at the website: http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

Extended! APO Self-learning e-Course on Rural Entrepreneurship Development, ongoing until Jun 30, 2018

Entrepreneurship is a driving force for rural development. It involves strategic interventions to accelerate and revitalize declining rural economies by expanding business outreach to farm/non-farm areas. Rural entrepreneurship can offer innovative, cost-effective sources of living by crossing the boundaries among primary, secondary, and tertiary industries. It enables local people to appreciate the value of resources in the area and utilize them as inputs for creating value-added products and services. Thus entrepreneurship diversifies sources of livelihood and increases per capita income. In reality, however, nurturing successful entrepreneurs has often faced challenges such as lack of financial support and social recognition, and rural people rarely start businesses or put their business ideas into practice.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing the self-learning e-course until June 30, 2018, with the objective of building the capability of rural entrepreneurs, SME operators, and rural development planners, trainers, and consultants who are engaged in business advisory services and/or are interested in initiating businesses in rural areas.

Target participants are rural entrepreneurs, CEOS and managers of SMEs, rural development planners, trainers, and consultants engaged in business advisory services and/or interested in initiating businesses in rural areas, government officers, representatives of NGOs, academics, extension officers and other personnel engaged in planning, training, and/or promoting rural businesses and startups and providing consultancy services on profit-generating economic activities in rural communities.

The structured self-learning e-course is implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is continuing until the closing hours of June 30, 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Participants who pass the final exam will earn an e-Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and will also be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend the follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO project, subject to nomination requirements.

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, or e-mail at apolu @ dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees @ yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.

Extended! APO Self-learning e-Course on Waste Management in Agriculture, ongoing until Jun 30, 2018

The agriculture sector generates huge amounts of organic and non-organic waste during food and agricultural production, handling, processing, packaging, storage, transportation, and marketing. Such waste accounts for about 30% of worldwide agricultural production. The result is pollution of soil and water resources, air, landscapes, and contribution of greenhouse gas emissions, among others.

Waste management can reduce waste generation and promote its reuse and recycling. Organic waste can be transformed into valuable products such as compost, biofuel, and bioenergy. Effective, efficient waste management is an essential element for promoting sustainable consumption and production.

Agrbusiness enterprises in general are concerned about waste management. MSMEs are constrained in the adoption of proper waste management strategies due to lack of knowledge and awareness of potential co-benefits of waste management, limited financial resources for investment in technologies, lack of R&D, unsupportive legal and policy frameworks, and lack of policy incentives.

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing the self-learning e-course until June, 2018, aiming to train a critical mass of stakeholders in APO member countries in the basic knowledge and skills of waste management in agricultural systems and agribusinesses. The course also aims to trigger economic development initiatives by raising awareness of waste minimization and transformation of agricultural waste into useful products.

The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: www.eapo-tokyo.org. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration is until the closing hours of June 30, 2018.

As the National Productivity Organization, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is in charge of the coordination and promotion of the program at the local level. In this regard, DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.

Successful participants who passes the final exam will earn a Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and an opportunity to be invited to participate in a face-to-face training in any of the 18 APO member countries co-sponsored by the APO (subject to other qualification requirements and standards of the project).

For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/NPO Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2143, 631-2126, or e-mail at apolu @ dap.edu.ph or apolugrantees @ yahoo.com.ph. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org(APO);

Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.