BUCU, Gabriel C.

BUCU, Gabriel C.

Engr. Gabriel Bucu received his BS in Industrial Engineering degree at the University of Santo Tomas in May 2015. After passing the Certified Industrial Engineering (CIE) Exam, he has immersed in Quality Management and Logistics corporate positions in Shipping and Multinational Firms. In 2017, he joined the Department and holds several positions as Department Representative/Coordinator in the following committees: Engineering Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement Programs (EACQuIP), and Engineering International Relations Program (EIRP). Under his mentorship, a team of Industrial Engineering students made it to the Semi-Finals of the Jollibee Group Foundation – Farmer’s Entrepreneurship Program – Youth Challenge where they received a research/innovation grant. Two advisory groups of Engr. Bucu emerged as second and third place in the 2nd International Conference on Risk Management as Interdisciplinary Approach – Bogor, Indonesia. In 2021, he won in poster and research oral presentations in Nagoya City, Japan, and Monterrey, Mexico respectively. He is currently serving as the adviser of the Operations Research Society of the Philippines – UST Chapter since 2017. In his years of advisership, the organization was recognized with various teamwork awards.

In AY 2019-2020, he was assigned as the Library Coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering. At present, he serves as the Deputy Quality Management Representative /QMS Lead, and as the Laboratory Supervisor, concurrently as SAP Business One Coordinator/Faculty Lead Trainer, of the Department of Industrial Engineering.

He is an Associate ASEAN Engineer, an academe member of Operations Research Society of the Philippines, a professional member of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Philippine Association of Researchers and Statistical Software Users.

He is currently a candidate for MS in Industrial Engineering at De La Salle University-Manila. His research interests involve Service Engineering, Optimization and Simulation, Supply Chain Engineering and Management, and Design Thinking.

Updates

Engr. Gabriel C. Bucu, CIE, Assoc. ASEAN Eng

Department of Industrial Engineering

gcbucu@ust.edu.ph

 

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (candidate), De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines

Research Highlights

  • An Integrated Application of Integer Linear Programming and Ergonomic Principles in Re-designing Disaster Go Backpacks for Adult Filipinos
    • The study aimed to content allocation of disaster bag using linear programming model.
    • Constraints such as the volume and the allowable weight were considered.
    • For the first case or base model, it is found that in terms of food, the bag contains 8 cans of tuna and 6 high-energy bars. For water requirements, it contains 1 (1L) of bottled water and 28 water tablets. For the tools that are in the bag, they are a whistle, flashlight, radio, lighter, and powerband. Finally, in terms of hygiene 1 (250ml) disinfectant alcohol 1 bandage 1 gauze and room for special needs. For the second case, the only constraints changed was the allowable weight of the bag. This caused the second case results to differ in terms of a radio in the contents of the bag.
  • Application of Industrial Engineering Principles as a Preliminary Assessment of Service Delivery of Emergency Response Framework on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Pandemic for Metro Manila Local Government Units
    • The research adopted the SERVQUAL attributes to further understand the overall customer satisfaction of middle-income Filipino households through multiple linear regression and correlation.
    • The responses regarding the constituents’ main problem during the pandemic and enhanced community quarantine were analyzed by identifying its root causes through Pareto Chart, Ishikawa Diagram and 5 Why Analysis.
    • Results were used as inputs in creating an emergency response framework with the goal of higher satisfaction of service delivery by adopting the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) approach.
  • Designing an Optimization Model on Bed Capacity Planning in Emergency Ward of Public Hospital
    • This study explored the overcrowding in emergency wards that affect the patients and healthcare providers through reducing negative effects such as increased mortality rates and financial losses. 
    • The research aimed to alleviate overcrowding by designing an optimization model on bed capacity planning in emergency wards of public hospitals using Mixed Integer Linear Programming. 
    • For the first case, it is found that emergency, public and private wards can handle 24, 40, and 38 beds respectively as the maximum bed capacity of the hospital given the budget. For the second case, it is found that decreased budget affects the model’s feasibility. This case decreased the costs incurred compared to when using the base model. For the third case, it is found that the minimum operating cost was larger than the minimum cost from other cases when inflation was applied. For the last case, weighted average allocation of hospital beds per ward was used as an additional constraint. It is found that the number of emergency beds, public, semi-private and private wards can handle 24, 40, 15, and 29 respectively.

Research Interests

  • Service Engineering
  • Optimization
  • Discrete-event Simulation
  • Supply Chain Engineering and Management
  • Design Thinking 

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Statistical Analysis for Industrial Engineering 1
  • Statistical Analysis for Industrial Engineering 2
  • Computer Applications for Industrial Engineering 1 – Statistical Analysis and Design Laboratory
  • Computer Applications for Industrial Engineering 2 – Numerical Analysis and Optimization Laboratory
  • Operating Productive Systems Laboratory
  • Information Systems Laboratory
  • Systems Simulation Laboratory
  • Computer Programming for IE
  • Industrial Organization and Management
  • Work Study
  • IE Design Project (Laboratory)
  • Industry Immersion
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Introduction to Engineering 

Major Recognitions

  • Certified Industrial Engineer
  • Associate ASEAN Engineer
  • Third Place, Graduate Student Paper Competition Sponsored by EATON Corporation – Online, 6th North American IEOM Monterrey Conference, Monterrey, Mexico, 2021
  • Fourth Place, Poster Session Award – 4th Place, 2nd NCU Contact Points in Asia Symposium 2021, Nagoya City, Japan, 2021
  • Co-Author and Research Adviser, Best Undergraduate Student Paper – 2nd Place – 2nd International Conference on Risk Management as Interdisciplinary Approach,  Bogor Indonesia, 2019
  • Co-Author and Research Adviser, Best Undergraduate Student Paper – 3rd Place – 2nd International Conference on Risk Management as Interdisciplinary Approach, Bogor Indonesia, 2019
  • Faculty Coach – Semi-Finalist – Farmer’s Entrepreneurship Program Youth Challenge, Jollibee Group Foundation, 2017

Professional Activities

  • Laboratory Supervisor – Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas (2019 – Present)
  • SAP Business One Coordinator Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas (2021 – Present)
  • Deputy Quality Management Representative – Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas (2018 – Present)
  • Library Coordinator – Faculty of Engineering, University of Santo Tomas (2019 – 2020)
  • Membership Delivery Specialist – Ayala Group Club Inc. (2016-2017)
  • Quality Management Associate – Magsaysay Transport and Logistics Group (2016)
  • Professional Member Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers 
  • Academe MemberOperations Research Society of the Philippines
  • Professional MemberPhilippine Association of Researchers and Statistical Software Users

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

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