CITE ALUMNI BAG 2nd PLACE AT INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY COMPETITION
September 18, 2020
The College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) emerged victorious as three of its Industrial Engineering graduates namely; Emmanuel Oliver D.C. Porciuncula, Leonard T. Aquino and Aroma M. Santillan, achieved 2nd place in Lean Six Sigma Global Competition: CoViD-19 Pandemic Problem Solving using DMAIC Methodology.
The said case study competition was spearheaded by the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) – an international organization that aims to utilize industrial engineering and operations management to provide solutions to global issues. In line with this organizational goal, the Lean Six Sigma Global Competition focuses on discovering solutions to CoViD-19 pandemic using Industrial Engineering tools, specifically, the lean six sigma.
With the guidance of their adviser and CITE faculty Engr. Paolo Isip and Engr. John Mark Nanip, Porciuncula, Aquino and Santillan formulated the case study “An Assessment of the Philippines’ Condition on Coronavirus Disease (CoViD-19) through DMAIC Approach” as their entry to the said competition.
In the said case study, the team used DMAIC approach – a five-step six sigma tool that includes define, measure, analyze, improve and control as their method to assess the current condition of the Philippines with regards to CoViD-19 pandemic.
The winners were announced on September 17, 2020 through e-mail and a virtual awarding ceremony took place on September 18, 2020 through an IEOM Web Conference. The team was awarded a 2nd place certification and free publishing of their paper in the IEOM Society Journal which is Scopus indexed.
The first place was seized by the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), third place by the SF Consultant LLC, Detroit, Michigan, and fourth place by the Bulacan State University, Philippines.