HomeDLSU Engineering Journalvol. 18 no. 1 (2006)

Benchmarking of Productivity Performance across CEBU-Based Costume jewelry Companies using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)

Dennis T. Beng Hui | Wilfrido D. Kabiling

Discipline: Engineering, Technology



The costume jewelry industry in the Philippines is made up of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Canadian-funded Private Enterprise Accelerated Resource Linkage program (PEARL2). Each of these companies, mostly having started as small family enterprises, evolved into major exporters of Philippine products through their own unique manufacturing set-up engaging in various indigenous designs. Benchmarking analysis on manufacturing performances across these companies is difficult to perform because of the lack and/or non-standard manufacturing measures being used among the industry players and because of the differences in manufacturing practices, organization, product types, and labor, to name a few.