The Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program is a program of DOST through the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) that assists small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to improve their overall productivity.
To provide consultancy to manufacturing firms in the export/potential for export sector to make their products more competitive both in price and quality in the world market;
Identify strategies to improve productivity of small and medium manufacturing enterprises in the export sector;
Recommend productivity improvement measures for immediate implementation;
Develop capability to provide other forms of assistance to the manufacturing sector; and
Provide venue for the entries of other DOST programs and projects particularly technology transfer activities.
PRIORITY INDUSTRY SECTOR:
Agro & Food Processing
Metals & Engineering
Gifts & Holiday Decors (GHD)
PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT CONCERNS:
Product Design and Packaging
Production Planning and Control
Materials Management System
Quality Control Assurance System
Safety and Housekeeping Practices / Facilities
Financial Systems and Controls
Human Resource Utilization
Process and Operations
Machine and Equipment Utilization
Maintenance of Plant
The beneficiaries are MSMEs in the manufacturing sector in Region III. They should be legally registered with at least less than P500,000.00 capitalization or with a minimum of five (5) production workers. Preferably, the companies should have established market (export/local) or are regular sub-contractors to exporters.