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The provisions of the upcoming Bill 168 - Violence and Harassment in the Workplace have created uncertainty on just how the practicalities of the Bill will be handled. The Chatham-Kent Consortium tackled some of the issues on April 21st.
Or so it would seem judging by the interest and lively questions from participants at the April 21st SIG on Bill 168 on Violence and Harassment in the Workplace. Hosted by Batory Industries (thank you), the event accommodated 33 people from members and guests across Chatham-Kent.
Ian Campbell and Matt Mihalovich of Hicks Morley did an outstanding job presenting an overview of the upcoming legislation and fielding question after question. Among the points made:
- The Ministry of Labour Guideline is…
The members of the Chatham-Kent Consortium continue the long line of world-class manufacturing in Chatham-Kent. A great place to see some of that history is the Chatham-Kent Museum in Chatham.
When meeting the members of the Chatham-Kent Consortium, I am always left with a sense of anticipation of the bright future that I believe awaits the manufacturing in C-K. And so it should be, for there is a long and storied history of significant manufacturing in the area. And one place to enjoy that past, is the Chatham-Kent Museum in downtown Chatham.
There is a wonderful exhibition of products made in Chatham-Kent at the museum. I recently visited there and learned about the Chatham Wagon,…
Jim Cullen, Manager of Service Delivery, WSIB Windsor shared not only information on the new Service Model, but also on WSIB's efforts to take a more holistic view of Return to Work...
There was an active exchange of ideas and help between EMC Human Resource professionals at the February 17 SIG/Safety Group meeting held at Mahle (thanks, Lisa Granger; Mahle did themselves proud as always).
The main agenda item was a presentation and discussion of WSIB's New Service Delivery Model (NSDM) led by Jim Cullen, Manager, Service Delivery, Windsor. Jim fleshed out the points in his PowerPoint presentation with background information and anecdotal information (anonymous) based on…
With the traditional US market even more competitive and with the dollar working against Canadian manufacturers, new export markets need to be considered. B.D.M. Millwrights shared their success in gaining new business in the Caribbean and Latin American at our January 19th SIG.
"You can't save your way to prosperity". "You have to spend money to make money". Cliches? Or time tested truisms that apply to all businesses?
At the January 19th SIG hosted by Blenheim member B.D.M. Millwrights, owner Jim Waters talked of investing time and effort in new export markets . The effort has helped give B.D.M. a 31% growth rate since 2004 and exports make up 25% of B.D.M.'S sales. B.D.M. is a design-build construction company that serves the agribusiness and food packaging…
It's been quite a year for Chatham-Kent and we woud like to share some thoughts on the year past and the year coming.
2010 was a big year for the Chatham-Kent Consortium. Things really started to get going with a Consortium re launch and special "Business Briefing" in May. The goal of this special session was to grow the Consortium…..It worked! The Chatham-Kent Consortium experienced some of the strongest growth of any EMC Consortium anywhere! With the addition of 10 new members companies and newly developed partnerships with the Chatham-Kent Manufacturing Association & Chatham-Kent Economic Development…
On December 1, ARRK Canada of Wallaceburg showed an engaged group some of the projects undertaken to keep ARRK competitive on the world business stage. Participation by a number of ARRK personnel allowed each group within ARRK to present it's best and then demonstrate it during the tour of ARRK's two Wallaceburg facilities.
In their first hosted SIG, ARRK Canada of Wallaceburg did their company and their team proud! ARRK took attendees through their two Wallaceburg plants to demonstrate how using their ERP system as the underpinning, ARRK makes needed information available to all levels of the organisation, from shop floor to executive level, from initial quote to order completion and shipment.There was also an impressive number of innovations on the shop floor that have flowed from ARRK's LEAN journey during the…
EMC tries to have SIG events go beyond the typical association meeting and have an interactive event that is both informative and entertaining. Led by Adrien LeBlanc of MoL, our CK members did exactly that!
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Looking outside the plant fence and partnering with your suppliers & customers may be a source of significant cost savings for your business.
A lot of emphasis is put on manufacturing efficiency, getting the waste out of the shop. And meeting regulations as efficiently as possible isn't just a good idea; it's an imperative with the increasing burden of government oversight and requirements on our businesses. We try and do these things day in and day out.
But take a gander outside the fence line, and ask yourself if perhaps there is room to apply some LEAN thinking to both your incoming and outgoing products. On the supply side,…
A joint event with CKMA gave Chatham-Kent Consortium members a chance to learn about Employment Equity and the goods and services available within Chatham-Kent, all in one venue..
How do you, as a member, get the most value from your EMC membership? One way is to seize every opportunity to provide training and information that is relevant and necessary for all levels of your organisation at the monthly Strategic Interest Group sessions.
On September 24, Chatham-Kent Consortium members held a SIG event in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Manufacturers Association (CKMA) and Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services. The occasion was the first CKMA "Manufacturers Only'…
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