DOST-MIMAROPA Regional Director Dr. Ma Josefina P. Abilay , Palawan State University (PSU) President Dr. Ramon Docto, with representatives from PSU, and Chair-designate of the PSU Board of Regents Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Commissioner Dr. Jo Mark Libre with the recipients of the WIMLMS— Le Dessert Cakes and Pastries, St. Ives Bakeshop, and Palawan Adventist Health Products

Three (3) food-based DOST-MIMAROPA assisted MSMEs in Palawan get a digitalization boost for their businesses after being provided with a Web-based Inventory Monitoring and Logistics Management System (WIMLMS), as part of 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.

The digitalization project aims to assist MIMAROPA MSMEs in improving their business operations and addressing customer needs through use of digital technology solutions. One of the main components of the project include the development of inventory and logistics management system for enterprises. The information systems are being developed in collaboration with MIMAROPA State University and Colleges (SUCs).

WIMLMS is an automated inventory and order management tool developed by Palawan State University, which aims to monitor the movement of finished products with real-time dashboard; and the daily transactions of the business from production facility to the branches/customers.

WIMLMS Dashboard showing its different features

The three (3) pilot beneficiaries— Palawan Adventist Health Products, Le Dessert Cakes and Pastries, and St. Ives Bakeshop who are also assisted by DOST-MIMAROPA through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) are now ready to integrate WIMLMS in their respective businesses. The information system is now also ready for adoption by other interested MSMEs in the region.

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.

Ceremonial turnover of WIMLMS to Palawan Adventist Health Products

Le Dessert Cakes and Pastries owner, Ms. Romelisa Bernardo expressed her gratitude to DOST, which according to her, helped increase the 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”.

Ceremonial turnover of WIMLMS to Le Dessert Cakes and Pastries

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”.  Said owner, Ms. Yvonne Gatmaytan.

Ceremonial turnover of WIMLMS to St. Ives Bakeshop

The turnover ceremony was attended by DOST-MIMAROPA Regional Director Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay, President of PSU Dr. Ramon Docto, Chair-designate of the PSU Board of Regents CHED Commissioner Dr. Jo Mark Libre, the beneficiaries, and the PSU ICT Team who developed the system.

Awarding of Certificate of Appreciation to the WIMLMS Development Team from PSU

Other information systems being developed under the Digitalization project include 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).