EMC Food & Beverage SIG Networking Events Begin with a Focus on Lean Implementation
for April 2009
Hello Everyone! Welcome to EMC'sFood Sector Network initiative...
EMC's Food and BeverageSector Strategic Interest Group (SIG) networking events are nowofficially underway and we are delighted to be focusing on theContinuous Improvement side of things with our first presentationand discussion on topics related to Lean Implementation andSustainment issues. Our Guest Speaker is Chad Metcalf, President,Value Stream Solutions. Chad is a wonderful speaker and hispassion and theories for driving waste out of our processes is bothpositive and motivational!
Invitations will be sent outshortly, but in the interim, please feel free to mark your calandarwith the Event closest to you and regardless of where you may be ornot be in your lean journey or continuous improvement process, wehope you will join us in this learning opportunity!
|27-Apr-09||08:00-10:00 am||Hamilton (Location to beConfirmed)|
|27-Apr-09||01:00-03:00 pm||Woodstock (OMAFRA - GovernmentBuildings)|
|29-Apr-09||08:30-10:30 am||Alliston (Location to beConfirmed)|
|05-May-09||08:00-10:00 am||Napanee (Location to beConfirmed)|
This is also an excellent time to begin the forum portion on ourwebsite. Taking into account our upcoming topic, we would welcomeyour participation and thoughts on the following question:
- Why might sustainment of any project (lean, continuousimprovement initiatives, good manufacturing practices, etc.) be adifficulty? From your experience, what do you think it takes tobe successful?
Just log on to the Forums Page ofthe website… click on EMC Food Sector Initiative… andpost your comments – we would love to hear from you!
Thank you everyone for joining ourweb group - we are glad to have your involvement! If you wouldlike to fill in your Profiles when you have a moment with a websitelink to your company, that would be wonderful - also, just a notefor those who may be new to our group, you can set up your own"notices" so that you know when a Blog, Forum, or News Item isadded to our Food Group Members Page. As new features andopportunities develop here, I'll keep you posted and, in theinterim, if you have any questions, just let me know.
Looking forward to seeing you atour sessions in April and May! :)