Reminders

Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex

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ERP Systems: As Necessary As Digestion?

By Cat Haggert

Since many manufacturers operate without an ERP system, the answer to this question is obviously, No, an ERP system is not as necessary as digestion. However, they do seem to be a common evolutionary path for many manufacturers, and recently a morning was well-spent exploring ERP implementation at a SIG in Windsor.


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Information at a Glance

By Cat Haggert

What do you have in your plant to instantly identify product flow, operations standards, schedules, or problems?


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Tough Love on the Floor

By Cat Haggert

We teach young children the difference between telling and tattling. A Ministry of Labour inspector can teach us similar lessons.


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It's Hard but It's Worth It

By Cat Haggert

What if someone told you they had a way to increase recruitment and retention, increase employee engagement, increase sustainability, increase health and safety, decrease disability claims, decrease grievances, and decrease absenteeism?


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What you know depends a lot on who you know, and groundbreaking innovation occurs on the fringes of your knowledge and network. How do you find your way to that space?


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Culture Change CI

By Cat Haggert

Managing your culture requires long-term focus and innovation.


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EMC members gathered to talk about WSIB Workwell Audits, Core and Advantage Safety Group programs, and legal safety requirements. The session was facilitated by Kelly Killby, EMC Staff Support for our Safety Group program.


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Are WSIB’s carrots and sticks enough to encourage supervisor and management support for WSIB procedures?


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Kanban—One Piece of the Lean Puzzle

By Cat Haggert

At Schukra, small pieces of cardstock wield impressive powers.


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Overhead Reduction as a Contrarian Strategy

By Cat Haggert

Reducing overhead is a countercyclical activity in some firms, imposed by customers in other firms, and for lean companies, often a late station on the lean journey.



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