EMC: K-W/Cambridge SIG event (Registration Required, Manufacturers Only)
The Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge EMC SIG Networking Events consists of 5 structured networking events hosted by manufacturing facilities in the region: Sr Managers (7:30 am), Continuous Improvement (9:30 am), Topic TBD (12 noon) and Human Resources (2:00 pm).
7:30 am: Sr Managers: Leaders of organizations network from a strategic perspective whereby the host provides an overview of their business model, core competencies, and strategies followed by a tour. Participants are challenged to identify a "take away" and a suggestion for improvement for the host from a strategic level. Roundtable discussion ensues facilitated to cater to leaders of organizations relating to how they plan to make their business grow.
9:30 am: Continuous Improvement: For anyone responsible for CI in your organization, the host provides a CI problem for the group to solve that is sent ahead in the agenda. Following a tour, the group reviews Lean Principles then breaks out into brainstorming groups to focus on the problem. Each group reports back to the host, providing a long list of suggestions for solutions to the problem. This is a powerful session that harnesses the knowledge of manufacturing professionals across all sectors. Participants gain insight into their own challenges with similar problems back in their own facilities.
12:00 Noon: Topic Varies: Topic vary depending on needs of host company but will include Health and Safety; Customer Service and Engineering. For monthly topic, please see the schedule on the K-W consortium page or firstname.lastname@example.org
2:00 pm- Human Resources: For HR professionals in manufacturing, this is a topic driven forum that involves benchmarking exercises and guest speakers as required. For monthly topic, please see the schedule on the K-W consortium page or contact email@example.com