Research Projects for the Transportation Industry


 

Company strategies are critical in improving the efficiency of port-based logistics services in the country, especially in the Mindanao region. A highly efficient port logistics service can translate to lower costs for users, which will ultimately redound to the benefit of many realms in the economy.

-Dr. Winston Padojinog, UA&P President

Project Title: Attracting the Supply Logistics of the Banana Industry in Davao to the Hijo Port and the Industrial Zone:  A Development Strategy

Funding Agency:  Hijo International Port Services, Inc. Inclusive Dates:  July – September 2012 Status:  Completed Project Head:  Winston Padojinog, DBA Research Team:  Rolando Dy, Ph.D., Enrico Basilio, Ph.D., Rosario Fajardo, Dionisio Papelleras Jr., Ma. Bigornia Balangue

Objectives:

 

  1. To study the logistics chain of banana exporters, and
  2. To determine if there are any processes and parts in the chain where efficiencies can be improved and costs reduced, through incorporating critical services, facilities and other provisions in the development strategy of the port and the industrial zone.

Methodology:  Interviews and situational analysis

To know more about this project, contact Dr. Winston Padojinog at crc@uap.asia


Project Title: Analysis of the Motorcycle Retailing and Financing Industry

Funding Agency:  UNISTAR Credit and Finance Corp. Inclusive Dates:  December 2011 – March 2012 Status:  Completed Project Head:  Winston Padojinog, DBA Research Team:  Jonathan Alforte, Ernest Marc Castillo, Aurora Hidalgo, Perry Rodolfo, Carmen Onida

Objectives:

 

  1. To analyze the motorcycle retailing and financing industry in the Philippines; and
  2. To determine the industry prospects and key success factors of the industry.

Methodology: Documentary analysis, value chain analysis, demand econometrics modeling

To know more about this project, contact Dr. Winston Padojinog at crc@uap.asia


Project Title: Multiplier Effects, Linkages and Regional Impact of the Philippine Automotive Industry

Funding Agency:  Philippine Automotive Competitiveness Council, Inc. (PACCI) Inclusive Dates:  January – July 2011 Status:  Completed Project Heads:  Bernardo Villegas, Ph.D., Winston Padojinog, DBA Research Team:  Thomas Aquino, Ph.D., Cid Terosa, Ph.D., Peter Lee U, Ph.D., Niko Estacio, Kevin Bonaobra, Ronald Chua, Carla Grino, Dante Estepa

Objectives:

 

  1. To develop a framework for change and growth that will be supported by policymakers for expansion of the industry;
  2. To propose manufacturing incentives that will sustain automotive and parts manufacturing, expand employment and increase volume of output for both export and domestic production; and
  3. To advocate the importance of inter-industry linkages and support for the increasing importance of value chains to a wider network of stakeholders.

To know more about this project, contact Dr. Bernardo Villegas or Dr. Winston Padojinog at crc@uap.asia


Project Title: Economic Policy Directions for the Automotive and Parts Manufacturing Industries in the Philippines

Funding Agency:  Philippine Automotive Competitiveness Council, Inc. (PACCI) Inclusive Dates:  March 2010 – December 2011 Status:  Completed Project Head:  Cid Terosa, Ph.D. Researcher:  Jonathan Alforte

Objectives:

 

  1. To analyze the economic impact of the Philippine automotive manufacturing industry; and
  2. To quantify the output, income, and employment multiplier effects of the Philippine automotive manufacturing industry, as well as the strength and dispersion of its production linkages.

Methodology: Impact simulation, input-output modeling

To know more about this project, contact Dr. Cid Terosa at crc@uap.asia