All aboard!! Ottawa, Mississauga, Guelph, Chatham, Hamilton, Belleville!! Our EMC “Lean Train” is making tracks across the Province in an effort to share knowledge on all things related to productivity improvements! There are Workshop Railcars for Lean Productivity (Lean 101), Lean Management Systems, Leadership and Culture, Value Stream Mapping, and Productivity/Lean Tools! This is your opportunity to board at a station near you!
The goal with lean is to reduce the amount of work required to produce a product in an effort to seek new opportunities and growth. As we all know, continuous improvement is a journey that lasts forever. By looking at our business processes under the lense of the “eight deadly wastes”, companies can uncover means through which to produce their products more efficiently and effectively to meet the number one goal of having a satisfied customer. These sessions provide a perfect forum to learn from the trainer and from peer experiences.
Why might you want to participate? Here’s some thoughts from our participants…
My Team needs to change starting today because:
Internal and external cost pressures/competition
Increasing customer expectations
Culture development/employee engagement/stronger team development
Work flow – efficiencies/process improvement/thinking “outside the box”
Be competitive, efficient and progressive to meet the needs of the customer
Do better than competition
Need to be “team based” with accountability and vision
Satisfying customer needs
Manage better (cost, quality)
Eliminating tunnel vision
Maximize efficiency, space, time
Improve cross shift dynamics
Competing globally for jobs/investment
Regulation, business climate is rapidly changing, have to adapt
Business support and growth – next steps - small to medium/medium to large
Through discussion we agree, it’s always better to interact with peers – learn about our businesses and paths of improvement for all the reasons listed above! There are a number of these interactive Workshops coming to a “station” near you in Ontario:
Introduction to Value Stream Mapping Guelph Productivity/Lean Tools
Productivity Action Plan Development
Introduction to Lean Productivity (Lean 101) Ottawa Leadership and Culture for Productivity Improvement
Introduction to Value Stream Mapping GTA Productivity/Lean Tools
Introduction to Lean Productivity (Lean 101) Guelph Leadership and Culture for Productivity Improvement
Productivity Action Plan Development
EMC’s Food, Beverage and Bio Sector Initiative is enabling Food, Beverage and Bio Processors and Manufacturers across Ontario to enhance global competitiveness, build labour productivity and create new sector resources. As such, if you are interested in participating in these FREE GF2 Funded Workshops to bolster your knowledge with respect to lean productivity, tools and opportunities within your organization, we would be delighted to have you join us!
For more information or to register for an upcoming session, please contact Todd Oliver, our Director of Program Delivery, at toliver .org or call 866-323-4362.
Together with our Training Provider, Value Stream Solutions, our Members, and on behalf of EMC and our Hosts, we look forward to visiting with you at an upcoming event!
All Aboard – and all the best as always!
Bren de Leeuw, Director - EMC Food, Beverage, Bio & Ag Program Canada
Excellence In Manufacturing Consortium - bdeleeuw .org - 519-372-6009
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