2nd KDT KAIZEN Y2017 Awarding Ceremony

By Ernesto "Lou" Veloso / 20th December, 2017


The Second (2nd) KDT KAIZEN Y2017 Awarding Ceremony was held successfully and the General Presentations by the Top Three (3) Winning Entries were shown to KDT members on December 19, 2017!

The GM Team had a very hard time judging all six (6) KAIZEN entries with only a five-point difference of scores between the first prize to the 6th prize.

Each entries were limited to only fifteen (15) minutes per presentation followed by a 5-minute Q & A portion.

Below are the following winning themes:

1st Prize   : Conserve Energy: The Power is in Your Hands – (Energy Group)

2nd Prize : Project Monitoring Program – (Tunneling Equipment Group)

3rd Prize : Structural Drawing Elements & Custom AutoCAD Menu – (Civil Group)

4th Prize : Real Time Status of Employees and Group Attendance Board – (Cement Group)

Finalist   : ENVI Magazine – (Environmental Group)

Finalist   : Utilization System of Non-Conformity Report (NCR) – (by Analysis Group)


Same as before, KAIZEN ideas should have the following goals:

  • KAIZEN theme must be based on positive attitudes.
  • KAIZEN should promote teamwork and cooperation.
  • As much as possible, do what we can with the utilization of our existing and available resources.
  • It should “not” promote disunity, dissatisfaction, complaints, blaming-others-culture and competitions among ourselves.
  • The target of the KAIZEN is “your work” and not of “others”. However, if a certain KAIZEN idea can be applicable and shall be useful to other groups as well, then it is highly encourage to start it within your group first, then the GM Team will elevate it and promote it, to be recommended to the other groups in the future.

Next Direction To Go To: Moving forward and in our Third (3rd) KAIZEN Competition, the GM Team would like all KAIZEN Entries to go to the direction of “Engineering Job-Related Matters“.

Tentatively, the next KAIZEN will commence on June 2018!

This year’s General Management (GM) Team are and as headed by KDT President, Ogiso-san; KDT Eng’g. Director, Nogomi-san; Sr. Manager, Mr. Toni Laureano; Sr. Manager, Mr. Conrado Benitez and Engineering Manager, Mr. Erwin Tan… as always, their able support and wisdom were able to contribute much to this year’s KAIZEN activity. Over-all KAIZEN facilitator is Mr. Ernesto Veloso.