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Activity

Journal Entry for Plant Visit

1 Name: :
Year: :
Class / Section :
Date :

JOURNAL ENTRY GUIDELINES


You will be writing two different kinds of journal entries, one (1) related directly to your PLANT TOUR
experience and one (1) of a more general nature.

Name of Plant: KAWASAKI MOTORS MANUFACTURING PLANT

1. PLANT TOUR ENTRIES. As soon as possible after returning the Plant Tour, write a journal
entry that reflects upon the experience. Please designate these entries with an *
(asterisk). For each of these entries, use the following points and questions to guide you in
your writing. Support these entries with photos.

Describe what happened during your experience? Provide as much detail as


possible.

How did you get to the company?

What new areas of the company did you see?

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What did you do when you got there? What did you observe?

What did the site look like?

Who were the people or persons who accommodated you?

How do you feel about the people who accommodated you? About the plant lay-
out setting & the processing flow of their goods/product & services?

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How did the experience meet or differ from your expectations of how the Plant
tour would be?

What did you learn from the experience that you could not have gotten from
reading a book?

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Name of Plant: HAPEE TOOTHPASTE MANUFACTURING PLANT

2. PLANT TOUR ENTRIES. As soon as possible after returning the Plant Tour ,
write a journal entry that reflects upon the experience. Please designate
these entries with an * (asterisk). Please name the
Company/Business firm you visited. For each of these entries, use the
following points and questions to guide you in your writing. Support these
entries with photos.

Describe what happened during your experience? Provide as much detail as


possible.

How did you get to the company?

What new areas of the company did you see?

What did you do when you got there? What did you observe?

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What did the site look like?

Who were the people or persons who accommodated you?

How do you feel about the people who accommodated you? About the
plant lay-out setting & the processing flow of their goods/product &
services?

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How did the experience meet or differ from your expectations of how
the Plant tour would be?

What did you learn from the experience that you could not have
gotten from reading a book?

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3. GENERAL JOURNAL ENTRIES. Each of these three should be numbered: Use the
following points and questions as your guide to writing your journal entries.

First Entry
1. What are your expectations for this Plant Visit?

2. What characteristics do you think that a student like you majoring in (your current course)
should have, to be acquainted with the kind/s of work experiences you were exposed to?

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3. During your encounter with a manager, a supervisor/ office staff / plant worker, what was
your first response or impression?

4. When you have accomplished the task needed or given to you, how did you feel?

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5. What particular TQM/ Distribution and Logistics topics / concepts did you learn in class which
is/are being applied in the real life setting during plant tour?

6. What particular TQM/ Distribution and Logistics topics / concepts did you learn in class which
is/are being applied in the real life setting during plant tour?

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Second Entry
1. How do you feel about the requirement of a Plant Visit?

2. What do you think about the companies/plants you visited? Is it justified to have chosen
them?

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3. Imagine that you just relied on your classroom experiences. What could be the challenges
might be? Can you still suggest improvements in the management aspects & operational
processes? How? & justify it.

Third Entry
1. Re-read your journal entries.

2. What did you learn from your Plant visit experiences?

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3. What do you think are the biggest problems faced by Companies you visited? In terms of
Total Quality Management / Distribution and Logistics.

4. How can they address the problems? If you were the manager, how will you solve or manage
it?

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