Supply Chain Management, the impact of Lean, Project Management Office Best Practices, the “Turnaround Interview”, Employee Engagement and Accountability, and Risk Management – these are a few of the topics in our upcoming peer-to-peer networking activities! Complementing these sessions is a dynamic Summit - "Food and Beverage Operations Strategies to Drive Productivity and Profitability"! So - prepare yourself for a FABULOUS fall filled with excellent networking opportunities!
A "peak" at some of the sessions to come and a link to the Calandar and Invitation for each Event follows below. On behalf of those sharing best practices including: Burnbrae Farms, McCormick, Sleeman Breweries, Eaton, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, Blommer Chocolate Company of Canada, Montana HR Services, the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council, and Value Stream Solutions Inc. - and our Hosts Parmalat Canada and OMAFRA - we look forward to welcoming you to our FABULOUS fall peer-to-peer networking sessions!
Supply Chain Management I
September 14th, 2011
We are very pleased to have Burnbrae Farms from Lyn and McCormick from London, Ontario joining us to share their Best Practices with respect to Supply Chain Management. Each company will be providing a brief overview on their organization and then drilling down to some of the steps they have put in place to manage their Supply Chains. We are also very pleased to have the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council joining us. The CSCSC has considerable resources available for those looking to hire or manage employees in this Sector. While they are visiting with us, they will be sharing an excellent video that highlights the importance of this sector to manufacturers and to the economy.
Food and Beverage Operations Strategies Summit
September 21st and 22nd, 2011
The "Food and Beverage Operations Strategies to Drive Productivity and Profitability" Summit will provide participants with the opportunity to hear industry leaders address issues such as enhancing innovation, minimizing cost structure, strengthening lean operations, boosting production efficiency, reducing waste, lowering EE turnover and striving for excellence. We are delighted to have EMC Canada Members - McCormick, Lassonde Beverages Canada, Karma Candy and Chudleigh's Limited - joining a wonderful host of companies presenting best practices such as: Premier Foods, Tamar Foods, Kitchen Partners - Edmonton, Dawn Foods - Michigan, Golden Boy Foods, Ocean Spray Cranberries - Massachusetts, Jasper Wyman & Son, Intelex, and Community Partners - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, the Richard Ivey School of Business, and the City of Toronto Economic Development presenting at this two-day event.
SPECIAL EMC Canada rates are available now - please email Bren at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending. For complete Summit Information and to register online for ongoing updates you may visit the website at: www.foodbeverageoperations.com.
Project Management Office - Best Practice by Sleeman Breweries
The Turnaround Interview, Geordie Raine, Montana HR Services
September 27th, 2011
EMC Canada Guelph SIG Networking Consortium Member Sleeman Breweries will be hosting two Regional Events and look forward to welcoming you to their facility! This is a wonderful opportunity to take in a Best Practice on Project Office Management, a plant tour, and then hear Guest Speaker, Geordie Raine from Montana HR Services speak on the "Turnaround Interview".
Continuous Improvement: Sleeman Breweries - Project Office Management Best Practice Focus (7:30-10:00 am)
This session will focus on Sleeman Breweries journey with Project Management Office including resource allocation and project methodology. They will review how each project's progress is delivered to the steering committee, milestone goals and presentation, management of multiple projects, and presentation and feedback opportunities. Peers will also have a chance to get a glimpse of new projects underway including regular morning marketing meetings, visual management program implementation and the development of a new cell structure. A plant tour - which is always a learning opportunity - will also be provided! (Safety Shoes and Glasses are required for the tour).
Human Capital: Turnaround Interview, Geordie Raine, Montana HR Services (10:00 - 12:00 Noon)
'The Turnaround Interview' is an innovative approach to dealing with difficult employees and situations. Turnaround Interview was first introduced to EMC members at the 2010 EMC National Conference. It is a nominee for the 2010 Best Innovation in Human Resources Award by the HR associations of the Atlantic Provinces and has been featured nationally at 7 HR Conferences and on CBC Radio. The presentation will be content rich and interactive. The intent of the Turnaround Interview is to provide a carefully structured approach to getting most employees to commit and deliver positive behaviour change (i.e. lateness, minor safety violations, unneeded 'sick' days). Check out this link for information on the entire Turnaround Interview program-http://www.turnaroundinterview.com/.
Supply Chain Management II - Lean in the Supply Chain
October 19th, 2011
Parmalat Canada will be hosting this special event which will provide an opportunity for peers to consider "Lean in the Supply Chain". Our Guest Speaker, Value Stream Solutions Inc., will share thoughts on what it takes to be Lean in your supply chain and how you can engage your suppliers to that end. We will hear best practice presentations from Eaton and Beau's All Natural Brewing Company with respect to their activities around Supply Chain Management followed by an open and interactive panel discussion.
This is an opportunity to discuss how to be lean in your own Supply Chain, what it takes to get your Supplier on board with that philosophy, what the benefits and process of Supply Chain Management might be, and where you can identify opportunities and avert challenges along the way.
We are currently working on developing a special peer networking activity on Risk Management that will endeavour to explore the key areas to consider with respect to Risk Management Planning. If you would like to share some thoughts with respect to this topic, please email Bren or click on the Forum link below...(There will be lots more to come on this topic!)
Forum link: http://www.emccanada.org/group_spaces/foodsector/forums/all-risk-management
Developing Employee Engagement and Accountability - Best Practice by Blommer Chocolate
November 2nd, 2011
We are very pleased to be visiting once again with Blommer Chocolate of Canada and invite you to join us as we consider their experiences and best practices on the topic of "Employee Engagement and Accountability". We will endeavour to explore why employee engagement is critical to any organization, how we can create that "culture" of engagement, establishing accountability and how to drive it. This will be a very interactive workshop presentation and participants are encouraged to share their insight and experiences relating to this topic.
Supply Chain Management I
November 8th, 2011
As in our Woodstock Event taking place on September 14th, 2011, this session will look at the role of Supply Chain Management in our organizations. It will provide an opportunity for area Processors and Growers to consider the impact of Supply Chain Management within their own organizations - the benefits, the process, and the human capital impact. We are pleased to have the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council taking part and they will be providing an excellent overview on the economic impact of the Supply Chain from a resource standpoint. This is a perfect time to benchmark with peers and to contemplate how you might manage your Supply Chain in the most effective and efficient manner possible. (There will be more to follow on this Session).
Please take a moment to peruse the Food Sector Calandar for the latest information on the following events and register early for those sessions that you would like to attend. Our Hosts, our Presenters, your Peers and all of us at EMC Canada invite you to join us!
Have a great week!
Bren de Leeuw, Sr. Community Development Manager
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