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Southville President Impresses COTS with Southville Quality Secrets

In a Consortium of the South (COTS) meeting last July 29, 2016, Southville International School and Colleges President Dr. Marl Ferenal shared the Quality Circle initiatives done by Southville that generated savings of half a million last academic year. Impressed, the COTS approved his motion to hold Green Productivity Quality Circle competition among the COTS member institutions.

Consortium of the South member institutions are Lyceum of the Philippines (LPU), University of Perpetual Help System (UPHS), San Beda College (SBC), Olivarez College, Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), Manila Tytana College, PATTS School of Aeronautics, and Immaculate Heart of Mary College (IHMC). The July 29 meeting launched the Productivity Mindset, and welcomed Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) representative Ms. Tess Solomon, who conducted the first of a series of workshops on productivity focusing on Green Productivity.

The workshops are in response to the call of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), through DAP, to strengthen institutions offering productivity courses and programs. Miss Solomon discussed the benefits of Green Productivity, which are lower operational costs, improved employee sense of wellbeing and protection of the environment. Some of the real life examples presented by Solomon showed huge savings on electricity costs for local and foreign companies practicing green productivity.

Southville President Dr. Marl Ferenal echoed the importance of this initiative as experienced by Southville in the last academic year wherein two Total Quality Management (TQM) projects generated savings of half a million following the same process as that of Green Productivity. He then motioned for the inclusion of Green Productivity Quality Circle competition among the COTS member institutions, as practiced in Southville under the name SGEN TQM Quest, which was duly approved by the COTS.