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ONLINE PAPER PUBLISHING - Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition

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AN ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCT RETURNS RELATED TO NON-CONFORMITIES IN A CHICKEN DRESSING AND PROCESSING COMPANY

Authors: DR. AILE T. AMORADO, JEAN S. MAGTIBAY, RAMEL M. MANALOAND JENICA MARIE M. PULMONES

Abstracts: The study entitled “An Assessment of Product Returns Related to Non-Conformities in a Chicken Dressing and Processing Company” aimed to assess the product returns of the company in relation to non-conformities. Statistical Process Control Tools such as the Pareto Analysis and Cause and Effect Diagram (Ishikawa diagram or Fish-Bone Technique) were used and applied by the researchers to the historical data of their product returns. These tools are incorporated with the 5 Why Analysis in the form of tree diagram. Pareto Analysis was used in order to determine the most occurring product defects or the 80% while the Cause and Effect Diagram was used in determining the causes of product returns. The 5 Why Analysis was also used in order to determine the root causes of product returns. As the study was conducted and performed, the researchers were able to formulate proposed plan of actions in reducing the product returns in which the company may consider for application. It was concluded that man, methods and management of the company are the main reason for the problem. Additional manpower is proposed in order to prevent the accumulation and stack-up of chicken at the tray and repositioning the tray of the chicken are also proposed in order to prevent the throwing movement of the workers. Additional quality tools for awareness such as illustrative charts and graphs installed in different areas wherein workers usually stay and strict supervision are also proposed to the management. On the other hand, materials, machine and environment of the company has a less impact for the product returns. To conclude, all of the aspect of the company contributes to the causes of product returns thus the company must continuously be aware of maintaining and promoting quality.

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Pages: 1-5

Cite this Article: Dr. Aile T. Amorado, Jean S. Magtibay, Ramel M. Manaloand Jenica Marie M. Pulmones , "AN ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCT RETURNS RELATED TO NON-CONFORMITIES IN A CHICKEN DRESSING AND PROCESSING COMPANY", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 1-5 #ijarp


PUBLIC COMMUTERS’ SATISFACTION ON THE SERVICES OF BUS COMPANIES IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANGAS

Authors: NICKIE BOY A. MANALO

Abstracts: The research study was conducted to determine the level of satisfaction of the respondents on the service quality provided by the Bus Companies in the Province of Batangas. The SERVQUAL model with five aspects/dimensions namely: tangibility, responsiveness, assurance, empathy and reliability were used to best describe the service quality of the mentioned companies. More so, the respondents of the study were the 2,394 passengers/public commuters of bus companies in the mentioned Province/. This represents the gathered population of study that was congregated through multistage cluster sampling procedure. The survey was done in the two weeks during the hours with bulky number of passengers from 5am-8am and 3pm -6pm of July 21- August 3, 2016 in eight (8) bus terminals in the Province of Batangas. The mentioned parameters were set by the researcher with the approval of his statistician and adviser as the gathering of the population followed probability procedure. The survey in eight (8) bus terminals was done through the hired field interviewers of which they followed the same parameter. Memorandum of agreement stipulating guidelines, terms and conditions have been signed by the researcher and field interviewers. The study arrived at 342 sample size that was computed through Slovin’s formula using 5% margin of error. Furthermore, descriptive method was used to gather primary data to passengers regarding service quality provided by the bus companies operating and plying within and outside the Province of Batangas. The main instrument used to gather primary data was the self-surveyed questionnaire that was face and content validated by superb academician and industry experts. Also, dry run was conducted to pre-test the questionnaire which resulted to cronbach alpha value of .947. Lastly, frequency and percentage, mean, ANOVA: t-test and f-test were used to statistically measure the study based on the statement of the problem. The study revealed that the respondents are satisfied with the service quality of Bus Companies in the Province of Batangas. Also, the study revealed significant difference on the level of satisfaction of the respondents on the service quality by responsiveness aspect when they are grouped according to civil status and types of bus service frequently availed of. In addition, there is significant difference on the level of satisfaction of the respondents on the service quality by responsiveness aspect when they are grouped according to age, civil status and highest educational attainment. More so, the study also revealed significant differences on the level of satisfaction of the respondents on the service quality by assurance when they are grouped according to civil status and highest educational attainment. Furthermore, there are significant differences on the level of satisfaction of the respondents on the service quality by empathy aspect when they are grouped according to civil status and highest educational attainment. Lastly, the study revealed significant differences on the level of satisfaction of the respondents on the service quality by reliability aspect when they are grouped according to civil status and highest educational attainment. The results of suggested analyses show that service quality is an ongoing factor of measuring customer satisfaction and differentiation strategy.

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Pages: 6-14

Cite this Article: Nickie Boy A. Manalo , "PUBLIC COMMUTERS’ SATISFACTION ON THE SERVICES OF BUS COMPANIES IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANGAS", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 6-14 #ijarp


SERVICE QUALITY OF BATSTATEU-CABEIHM

Authors: NICKIE BOY A. MANALO

Abstracts: The study was conducted at the College of Accountancy, Business Economics and International Hospitality Management in 2nd semester of the Academic Year 2015 -2016 to identify and determine the satisfaction of the students in the services provided by the employees, student-council, teaching personnel and to other tangible and intangible composition of CABEIHM. One hundred (100) set of sample were chosen randomly based on the list provided by the College for all year level of International Hospitality Management department. The study described the satisfaction of the respondents by means of SERVQUAL Model with its five (5) dimensions such as tangibility, reliability, responsiveness, assurance and empathy. To accomplish the purpose/objectives of the study, statistical tools such as frequency, percentage, mean and ANOVA were properly utilized. The study revealed that one hundred percent (100%) of the respondents agreed that they are satisfied with the services rendered and provided by the College. Also, it was clearly reflected on the findings that there is no significant difference in the satisfaction of the respondents on the service quality offered by CABEIHM when they are grouped according to age, sex and civil status. However, the study found out that there is significant difference on the response of the respondents when they are grouped according to their year level specifically to tangibility and daily allowance pertaining to empathy. The results of suggested analyses show that service quality is an ongoing factor of differentiation strategy.

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Pages: 15-20

Cite this Article: Nickie Boy A. Manalo , "SERVICE QUALITY OF BATSTATEU-CABEIHM", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 15-20 #ijarp


DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: A CASE STUDY OF UBER

Authors: VIDULA DAMLE

Abstracts: Clayton Christensen introduced the idea of “disruptive innovation.” He used this phrase as a way to think about successful companies not just meeting customers’ current needs, but anticipating their unstated or future needs. His theory worked to explain how small companies with minimal resources were able to enter a market and displace the established system. The objective of this case-based study is to test the theory of disruptive innovation proposed by Christensen for the case of Uber Technologies Inc. Uber is a ride sharing company which connects riders and drivers through a digital platform. The paper suggests that the new ecosystem of ride sharing services created by Uber has been able to create a dent into the otherwise “hard to crack” taxi industry. The author concludes that Uber is not a disruptive innovation but has caused digital disruption in the taxi industry. It has been stated that further research to study the impact on Uber with the advent of new competition in the ride sharing industry needs to be conducted.

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Pages: 21-26

Cite this Article: Vidula Damle , "DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: A CASE STUDY OF UBER", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 21-26 #ijarp


SOCIO-ECONOMICS OF CATFISH HUSBANDRY

Authors: IDISI P. O., OGWU I.J., ACHENEJE, S.

Abstracts: The study was to determine the socio-economics of catfish husbandry in Chikun local government of Kaduna State, Nigeria. A Sample of 80 respondents was selected for the study through simple random sampling technique and data were collected from them with the use of structured questionnaire. Analysis of the data was done using descriptive statistics, gross margin, and net farm income analysis and profitability ratios. The study findings show that most of the The data obtained were analyzed using simple descriptive statistical tools such as the percentage and frequency table averages also the gross margin analysis and farm net income was used. The result showed that most of the catfish farmers are within the age range of 36.55 years, it also shows that 75% of the farmers are males and 25% are female 90% of the respondents are married. All the respondents are educated with majority having tertiary education level. Considering the socio-cultural feasibility factors the 88% of the respondents admitted that the level of social acceptability is high, 9% said that the level of social acceptability is low. Considering cultural compatibility, 98% of the respondents said that the practise is compatible with their culture. In terms of job satisfaction 90% of the respondents admitted that the level of satisfaction is high. About 68% of the respondents considers the level of group formation to be low, 30% and the level of group formation is medium. 22.5% of the respondents admitted that the practice is quite interesting and are practicing it for pleasure. It was also discovered from the result of this study that about 41% of the respondents practice full-time catfish farming hwile about 58% carry out part-time catfish farming along side with other economic activities. Also majority of the farmers in the study area had years of experience in catfish husbandry ranging from 1-5years. Expressing their perception on the market performance of catfish about 79% of the responents said the market is excellent and this is due to the hihg level of demand of catfish. In terms of storage and processing, 29% of the respondents consider the makret level to be excellent, 60% said it is good and 11% said the market level on the basis of storage and processing is fair. Also about 72.5% of the respondents said based on the lelve of availbility and accessiblity to inputs, the market performance of catfish is good, 22.5% of the respondents consider the market performace of the fair while 5% consider the market level to be poor.Respondents admitted that catfish husbandry is capital intensive. Cost and returns analysis showed an average gross margin of N228,778.50 per production and a total net income of N 84,128.50 indicating how lucrative the enterprise is. In terms of management practices about 61% of the respondents considered management practices of catfish to be intensive in terms of capital labour. It was also observed that 70% the respondents source knowledge on catfish management from friends and fellow farmers, other sources identified are journals/text books, internet. In terms of supportive services majority of the respondents requires support in areas of medical and veterinary services, credit services, training services etc. about 53% of the respondents suggested that government should provide the various services needed, about 24% of the respondents suggested that the research institute should be the one to provide the supportive services. Majority of the farmers are faced with challenges such as high cost of inputs water quality problem, stock quality problem, lack of capital resources for start-up farmers or for expansion for practicing farmers and knowledge on appropriate medication. Opportunities identified in catfish husbandry are its economic advantage and provision of employment.

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Pages: 27-41

Cite this Article: Idisi P. O., Ogwu I.J., Acheneje, S. , "SOCIO-ECONOMICS OF CATFISH HUSBANDRY", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 27-41 #ijarp


TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF THE GENDER FOCAL POINT SYSTEM: BASIS FOR A CAPABILITY BUILDING PROGRAM

Authors: MARIA THERESA H. ARELLANO-HERNANDEZ

Abstracts: The primary focus of this training need assessment is to determine the familiarity of Batangas State University Gender Focal Point System (GFPS) members on Gender and Development (GAD) concepts, policies and mandates, and tools. Through this assessment, the Gender and Development Office will be able to develop more relevant training design for GFPS members. The study used a descriptive method of research which utilized the Training Needs Assessment Questionnaire of the Philippine Commission on Women. Respondents included members of BatStateU’s GFPS at the university and per campus levels. Statistical tools utilized were frequency, percentage, weighted mean, T-test, and ANOVA. Findings revealed diversity of the GFPS members in terms of their profile variables, namely; sex, age, position, campus, and length of service. Results showed the areas in which training among GFPS members was needed. It was found out that they know little about gender mainstreaming and GAD planning and budgeting. Further, there are still policies and mandates which need to be the focus of future seminars and trainings. In terms of GAD tools, respondents had little information about these. Results further presented no significant difference on familiarity to GAD concepts in terms of sex, age, campus and length of service. There was also no significant difference on familiarity to GAD policies and mandates, and tools with respect to profile variables. The survey clearly points out the need for GFPS members to undergo trainings to further the University’s GAD advocacy. The University’s annual GAD plan and budget should consistently include capacity building to enable them to effectively perform their tasks as GFPS members.

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Pages: 42-46

Cite this Article: Maria Theresa H. Arellano-Hernandez , "TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF THE GENDER FOCAL POINT SYSTEM: BASIS FOR A CAPABILITY BUILDING PROGRAM ", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 42-46 #ijarp


DIAGNOSTIC VALUES OF NEOPTERIN IN SERUM AND BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE SAMPLES IN PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS

Authors: DENIZ DOGAN, CANTURK TASCı, SEYFETTIN GUMUS, ERGUN UCAR, ARZU BALKAN, OMER DENIZ, ERGUN TOZKOPARAN, METIN OZKAN, HALIL YAMAN, HAYATI BILGIC

Abstracts: Neopterin (NP), an marker of cellular immunity, is emitted from monocyte and macrophages through interferon-γ stimulation. Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease and mainly involves lungs and lymphoid tissue. In this study we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of serum and Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) NP levels in lung sarcoidosis and its correlation through clinical parameters. Serum measurements were performed in 26 patients with sarcoidosis and 16 healty patients. Serum and BAL NP levels were significantly higher in the group with sarcoidosis (17.42±6.91 nmol/L and 1.50±1.46 mcmol/g-prt) than the group with non-sarcoidosis lung disease (12.38±7.46 nmol/L and 0.62±0.75 mcmol/g-prt) and the healthy group (8.12±4.20 nmol/L 0.42±0.22 mcmol/g-prt). In sarcoidosis BAL NP measurement was determined as 92%, 35%, 75% and 68% in means of specifity, sensitivity, PPD and NPD, respectively. In assessing sarcoidosis and tuberculosis differential diagnosis, BAL NP measurements were detected as 89%, 53%, 90% and 50% in means of specifity, sensitivity, PPD and NPD, respectively. BAL NP levels expressively proved correlation with radiological stage (r=0.879), FVC (r=-0.645), DLCO (r=-0.611) and DLCO/VA (r=-0.615). Serum NP levels just expressively showed correlation with FVC (r=-0.481) and FEV1 (r=0.507) values. It has been concluded that serum and BAL NP levels increased in sarcoidosis cases compared to healthy individuals and the other disease cases and these parameters are correlated with radiological stage, FVC and DLCO parameters, which are fundamental determinants in pulmonary sarcoidosis prognosis and treatment decision. We consider high BAL and serum NP levels may support sarcoidosis diagnosis in case invasive diagnostic applications cannot be made.

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Pages: 47-50

Cite this Article: Deniz Dogan, Canturk Tascı, Seyfettin Gumus, Ergun Ucar, Arzu Balkan, Omer Deniz, Ergun Tozkoparan, Metin Ozkan, Halil Yaman, Hayati Bilgic , "DIAGNOSTIC VALUES OF NEOPTERIN IN SERUM AND BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE SAMPLES IN PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 47-50 #ijarp


COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF PETROLEUM EXPLOITATION IN OGONI, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.

Authors: DR. TOMBARI BODO

Abstracts: The aim of this paper was to examine the community understanding of the environmental and socio-economic consequences of petroleum exploitation in Ogoni, Rivers State. To achieve this aim, the objectives were to determine the level of community awareness to environmental issues and how these communities understand the consequences of pollution on their environment. The survey design method was employed. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 21 oil bearing communities from the four Local Government Areas of Ogoniland. The data were collected using unstructured interviews, focus group discussions, oral testimonies and questionnaires. Transcriptions, rewriting and coding were employed in data analysis, except for the questionnaires which adopted descriptive statistical methods. Results showed that the level of community awareness to environmental issues is very high, as they accessed vital information about their environment through different sources on a regular basis. The results further revealed that majority of the respondents are very knowledgeable on the environmental consequences of pollution to their environment and health; but decided to stay in it and fight for freedom. The resultant effect is that the Ogoni environment has become tense and hot with a lot of bitterness and violence like a lifestyle. It is therefore recommended that with the increasing level of environmental pollution in Ogoniland; the necessary laws on environmental protection should be adequately enforced against further pollution of the environment, and immediate environmental remediation should be carried where pollution has occurred.

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Pages: 51-55

Cite this Article: Dr. Tombari Bodo , "COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF PETROLEUM EXPLOITATION IN OGONI, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 51-55 #ijarp


IN-VIVO ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIALS OF CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS SCHARD IN ROTENONE INDUCED PARKINSON’S DISEASE ANIMAL MODEL.

Authors: DR.TAUSIF AHMED, DR. SHIVAPRASAD HUDEDA

Abstracts: the current study aims at investigating the Neuroprotective efficacy of an herb INDRAVARUNI – Citrullus colocynthis Schard by estimating its effect on endogenous antioxidant molecules in rat brain samples, using Rotenone induced Parkinson’s disease animal model. 42 healthy male Wistar rats were selected for the study and were divided into 7 groups. Before inducing Parkinson’s disease, the experimental animals were acclimatized for three days. The Rotenone solution was administered at 2.5mg/kg body weight/day intraperitonealy to all the groups, except for the normal control group which received only the vehicle (DMSO + Triester F 810). The respective treatment groups received their treatment from the day of starting of rotenone injection. Animals developing debilitating phenotype – limiting their mobility, feeding or grooming; were sacrificed and brain samples procured from them. Ultimately the rats surviving till the 9th day were also sacrificed on 10th day and brain samples procured, which were used for estimating MDA, SOD, CATALASE and GSH levels. The BID and TDS dosage groups showed maximum efficacy in endogenous antioxidant parameters.

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Pages: 56-60

Cite this Article: Dr.Tausif Ahmed, Dr. Shivaprasad Hudeda , "IN-VIVO ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIALS OF CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS SCHARD IN ROTENONE INDUCED PARKINSON’S DISEASE ANIMAL MODEL.", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/nov2018.html, Volume 2 - Issue 11, November 2018 Edition, 56-60 #ijarp