The Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) faces significant challenges in the years
ahead in carrying out its mission. With the need for details on
approximately 28,000 kms of National Roads and some data on the
remaining 162,100 kms of public roads, including traffic data,
contract data, costs, personnel and management data, it is clear
that the DPWH processes are information intensive. They are also
labor intensive to collect, organize, store and distribute
accumulated information quickly, where and when it is needed. At
the same time, DPWH is under continuous pressure to contribute
directly to reduce costs while providing equal or better service to
the road users and other clients. These factors accentuate the
significance of identifying opportunities for improvement within the
DPWH organization, prior to the development of any technology
solutions. To meet this challenge, DPWH management understands that
the following steps are required:
customer needs (both internal and external).
reengineering all significant processes.
and prioritization of opportunities for improvement in cost,
efficiency, effectiveness, and controls.
technology to “enable” these steps to be taken.
of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is re-inventing its information
systems and technology infrastructure to reflect the organization's
new thinking on strategic focus for infrastructure development.
This new focus will be department-wide opens systems supporting
clearly defined and reengineered processes. The objective is to
develop a more open customer-driven culture and to create a coherent
yet diverse organization.
The objective of
the RIMSS project is to improve the quality and delivery of DPWH
services in the provision and management of the road system. The
RIMSS effort will greatly enhance existing DPWH road management
processes, as well as the existing fragmented information services
by providing a source of readily accessible, relevant and valid
information on the road system. It will also improve support for
decision-making through the provision of various modern analytical
tools, and efficient modern information technology. This will be
within a framework coordinating all Department responsibilities
relating to road infrastructure system, and its operations at
central, regions and districts.
In taking these
bold steps, DPWH is striving to “create tomorrow today”. This
project will position DPWH to be able to take an initial leap
forward in effectiveness and thereafter to adapt to changing
business needs for years to come.
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