Reminders

Burlington/Oakville, Brantford, Hamilton, Milton

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Setting aside philosophical discussions of whether humans are "assets" or the motive force of your organization, making sure you have the right human with the right skills in the right place at the right time is what succession planning is all about.


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So Much Waste in Poor Ergonomics

By Cat Haggert

When Comtek Advanced Structures agreed to host the April Burlington/Oakville SIG, the proposed topics were Ergonomics and Harnessing Innovation. But for Comtek, the two are intertwined. On April 13, Comtek presented a best-practice sharing SIG that focused on their lean efforts on one of their older lines, and showed how lean innovation and ergonomics drive each other.


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EMC SIGs are the best way to explore our vendor offerings. It's the opposite of a high-pressure timeshare-style pitch, and we welcome piercing questions fired at us from discerning manufacturing professionals.


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Accommodating Mental Illness at Work

By Cat Haggert

Every return-to-work accommodation is unique, but those relating to mental health illnesses and conditions will require especially robust procedures until they become systemized.


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When space is constrained and expansion is not an option, innovation and creativity become the norm.


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Continuous Improvement: A Process not a Problem

By Cat Haggert

EMC members gathered to share their CI methods at ON Semiconductor in Burlington. Fortunately for the participants, all the methods were quite different, giving lots of food for thought.


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Managing Audit Processes with Polymers and People

By Gabriela Bernardo

Dealing with the abundance of checklists...


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Is It Easy or Is It Engaged?

By Cat Haggert

Offering an employment engagement survey will give you a snapshot of your organization, but when you engage with your employees yourself you get two-for-one: the snapshot and and more commitment.


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Although the topic of the SIG was "Starting the Lean Journey," some participants joined us with years of Lean experience under their belt. When sustaining gets rocky, sometimes it pays to go back to the beginning.


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EMC Industry Briefing Update

By Gabriela Bernardo

Last month’s regional EMC Industry Briefing event was graciously hosted by Coorstek, Paris, Ontario.



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