June 2012Upcoming Events
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH IN THE FOOD SECTOR: Highlighting The Institute of Food Processing Technology programs, this special networking event will also take a closer look at the importance and role of industry-academic collaboration in our businesses, and turn the tables, as participants become students exploring Lean Implementation and Food Safety Certification with Value Stream Solutions!
CLEAN, GREEN AND LEAN: Manufacturing customers are becoming greater advocates for green and sustainable businesses, searching out opportunities to purchase from environmentally responsible suppliers. It is essential for companies to look at ways to become more efficient and cognizant of producing products in an environmentally friendly way. During this special networking event, we will look at both sides of the energy meter, as well as strategies for reducing your carbon footprint and adding "Green" to your value stream!
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT II - EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF LEAN: Supply Chain Management encompasses every aspect of our businesses. At this special session, we are going to explore the impact of "Lean in the Supply Chain". This is an excellent opportunity to learn from our Guest Speaker and to share your experiences or consider possibilities that might lend well to your organizations' goals in this regard.
On October 1st 2012, EMC Member Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Brands will be closing its Peterborough plant after 40 years in business. As a result, 80 very skilled and motivated manufacturing employees are searching for new employment opportunities. In the EMC tradition of Members assisting Members, please join us in helping Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Brands and its employees as plant production winds down.
There is something very exciting coming this fall! An Event designed to highlight initiatives, engage discussion, provoke thought, inspire change and offer an opportunity to contemplate “what if” possibilities and to leverage the knowledge of speakers, panelists and participants all around the business value of "sustainability"!
The Strategy Institute will be hosting its 3rd Annual Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance Summit in Toronto on October 23rd and 24th. This is a great opportunity to learn from industry experts and benchmark with peers!
CONTINUING ON THE LEAN JOURNEY and COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTATION: The first of two special events will feature the lean journey that Norfolk Fruit Growers Association has undertaken for the past several years. Welcoming input from their peers, a company overview, plant tour and discussion may yield additional suggestions for improvement for their facility. Current projects include eliminating waste on the corrugated line and raw product usage. Our second session will focus on Compliance Documentation. A timely subject in light of industry's increasing requirements for documentation and certification.
"PLANT COMMUNICATIONS" and "GLOBAL HARMONIZATION": This special event will feature an overview of Dart Cup followed by the sharing of best practices with regard to Plant Communications! We are also delighted to have Linda Magill, CHSC, joining us to share information regarding Global Harmonization - what is it and when is it going to happen?
ORGANIZING & PLANNING CI OPPORTUNITIES and FOCUSING ON HEALTH AND SAFETY: The first of two special events will feature an overview of Lance Canada Ltd. and Snyder's-Lance Incorporated followed by discussion on their approach for organizing and planning CI opportunities based on organizational needs and flexibility requirements. Our second session will focus on Health and Safety initiatives and in particular meeting compliance standards along with discussion on MSD, Noise/Chemical Exposure, Violence and Harassment in the Workplace, and PPE!
SR. MANAGERS, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, FINANCE, and HUMAN RESOURCES NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: EMC Canada Food Sector Members with an interest in these roles are invited to participate with the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Regional Consortium in back to back focus sessions. These Events are very well attended and present wonderful experiences to benchmark with your peers! Our Host, DC Foods Inc., in Waterloo is looking forward to having you join us!
'DEVELOPING A HEALTH AND SAFETY CULTURE": We are very pleased to have an opportunity to learn from EMC Member, Parmalat Canada, as they share best practices relating to Managing our Health and Safety Programs through the development of a Health Safety Culture. We will also be focusing on Lock-Out Tag-Out programs with a special presentation by our Host!
"MORNING MARKET PROCESS AND DESIGN": Managers with an interest in aspects of Continuous Improvement will have an opportunity to learn from the Team as Sleeman Breweries Ltd. in Guelph as they share their Morning Market initiative which came through the expansion of their lean practices. This is a Guelph Regional Consortium activity and on behalf of our Host, we hope you are able to join us for this special session!
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