The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Mimaropa region and Palawan State University (PSU) provided a Web-based Inventory Monitoring and Logistics Management System (WIMLMS), which is ready for adoption, to three food-based businesses in Palawan.
The three (3) pilot beneficiaries— Palawan Adventist Health Products, Le Dessert Cakes and Pastries, and St. Ives Bakeshop—-which are also assisted by DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), are now ready to integrate WIMLMS in their respective businesses. The DOST also said that the information system is now ready for adoption by other interested enterprises in the region.
WIMLMS is part of the DOST-MIMAROPA’s “Digitalization of Business Processes of Selected MSMEs” Project. The turnover ceremony was held at the Palawan State University (PSU) Amphitheater, PSU Main Campus, Brgy. Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan last May 27, 2022.
“WIMLMS is an automated inventory and order management tool developed by Palawan State University, which aims to monitor the movement of finished products with a real-time dashboard; and the daily transactions of the business from the production facility to the branches/customers.
The digitalization project aims to assist MIMAROPA MSMEs in improving their business operations and addressing customer needs through digital technology solutions.
One of the main components of the project includes the development of an inventory and logistics management system for enterprises. The information systems are being developed in collaboration with MIMAROPA State University and Colleges (SUCs),” the DOST said in a statement.
“We are grateful sa aming partnership with the DOST. Napakalaking tulong ang digitalization ng inventory para mas madali malaman ang kulang sa mga supply. Nagpapasalamat kami dahil kami ay napili na beneficiary sa program na ito. Thank you Ma’am Abilay sa walang sawang pagtulong sa amin,” said Mr. Marijoe Pialago, President of Palawan Adventist Hospital/Palawan Adventist Health Products. Palawan Adventist Health Products was assisted through SETUP in 2015.
Le Dessert Cakes and Pastries owner, Ms. Romelisa Bernardo, expressed her gratitude to DOST, which according to her, helped increase productivity and paved the way for the expansion of her business. Le Dessert was also assisted by DOST-MIMAROPA in 2016 through SETUP.
“Malaking tulong po tuloy tuloy na suporta na binibigay ng DOST sa amin. Ngayon po we have 90 employees sa Le Dessert sa buong Palawan. Ngayon po ito naman pong bagong tulong na binibigay ng DOST sa amin, which is the digital inventory system na eksakto po sa pangangailangan ng aming kompanya. Makatutulong po ito para ma monitor po lahat inventory ng 12 branches— in terms of raw materials, in terms the delivery of all stores sa buong Palawan. Salamat ng marami Sir Pyke and Director Abilay,” said Bernardo.
Likewise, St. Ives Bakeshop which has been assisted by DOST since 2018 was thankful for the various S&T assistance provided to them.
“Since 2018, nag start kami ng engagement with the DOST. Napakalaking tulong ng programang ng DOST para sa aming mga MSMEs para sa pagsisimula ng negosyo. Sana hindi po kayo magsawang tumulong sa amin mga MSMEs category. Maraming salamat po Sir Pyke and Ma’am Abilay sa pagtulong,” Ms. Yvonne Gatmaytan, the owner, said.
The DOST said that it has other information systems being developed under the Digitalization project including the Inventory Processing System for Food Enterprise Sector (i-ProSES) by Occidental Mindoro State College (OMSC); Sales and Inventory Management System Based on Production Monitoring (SIMS) being by Marinduque State College (MSC); MSME Inventory Monitoring System (MIMS) by Romblon State University (RSU); and the eH20 by Mindoro State University (MinSU).