2017 Holiday Greetings!
"The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades."
— John P. Kotter. Leading Change
I believe the above statement truly reflects today’s manufacturing. At the end of December, I have been a Field Service Advisor (FSA) with EMC for 5 months. I have had the opportunity to visit many members, tour their facilities, facilitate SIG’s and attend SIG’s outside of my region.
Meeting with members and understanding their challenges has given me a great insight into where manufacturing is going. Discussing members best practices and lessons learned has given me additional insight into what can be accomplished to meet today’s challenges.
As the manufacturing world changes, so does EMC. In the past few months I have learned why EMC was created, why programs are implemented and why we have specialists within the team…IT IS ALL FOR YOU!
Highlights from 2017: Crystal Fountains hosted members and talked to their best practice: Quality Management System. What an amazing company and quality process! Marela Vucic, Director-HR for ABM North America reviewed their temporary worker orientation package with us and they definitely make their workers feel welcome from day 1. The aging workforce and creating & sustaining a safety culture was presented by Polyone Canada and IMBC Blowmolding; 2 great Orangeville, ON companies! We ended the year with GRIT! Vy Huong from i3 International presented GRIT - Persistence and Perseverance and how it can apply not only to your workforce but to your family life as well.
To end 2017, I would like to say THANK YOU! Thank you to EMC for providing an opportunity for me to represent a great company, thank you to EMC’s support group located at our Head Office in Owen Sound (you are all amazing!), thank you to EMC’s members for opening their doors and sharing their stories and thank you to my family for supporting me through this journey.