Excellence In Manufacturing Consortium is very pleased to be the lead Associate Partner for the Operations Strategy Institute's 2011 “Food & Beverage Sector Operations Strategies to Drive Productivity and Profitability” Summit!
There is immense power in the spirit of networking, in keeping an open mind to the possibilities, in learning and leveraging knowledge from peers, from industry experts and from government and educational representatives…
According to Slack and Lewis, operations strategy is the tool that helps to define the methods of producing goods or a service offered to the customer - an official definition follows:
"Operations strategy is the total pattern of decisions which shape the long-term capabilities of any type of operations and their contribution to the overall strategy, through the reconciliation of market requirements with operations resources"
Just consider the opportunities that "immense" networking power provides when it comes to the operations strategies you have in place in your business enhancing your ability to compete and survive in today's global environment. This is a Summit designed to help you gain insight and creative ideas; look at ways to reduce wastes, costs and inefficiencies; boost morale, engage the workforce; increase opportunities for product development and innovation; improve problem solving skills and production abilities; and adapt to changing consumer demands, regulatory and certification requirements…
On September 21st and 22nd at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale in Toronto, 16 engaged and insightful leaders from across North America and Europe will present 14 Case Studies and Best Practices on various aspects of Operations providing you with an opportunity to learn from their experiences, engage in discussion and to network with your peers on ideas and solutions to help your business grow.
We are extremely pleased to have involvement from EMC Members such as McCormick, Lassonde Beverages Canada, Karma Candy and Chudleigh's Limited! Presenters and topics for these Case Studies follow below:
McCormick, London, ON - Kim Wolf, Director of Manufacturing
"Transform Your Operations by Adjusting to Shifts in Consumer Demands"
Lassonde Beverages Canada, Toronto, ON - Daniel Marcoux, Plant Manager
"Innovative Collaboration Strategies that Steamline Operations and Increase the Bottom Line"
Karma Candy, Hamilton, ON - Greg Merlihan, General Manager
Chudleigh's Limited, Milton, ON - Rob Gonsalves, VP Operations
OMAFRA, Guelph, ON - Helga McDonald, Manager, Business and Investment Development
"Achieving Continuous Improvement Through Innovative Problem Solving" - Panelists
Other Summit Speakers are representing Manufacturers and Industry Partners - Jasper Wyman & Son, Premier Foods, Tamar Foods, Kitchen Partners, Dawn Foods, Golden Boy Foods, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Intelex, City of Toronto - Economic Development, and the Richard Ivey School of Business - who will be sharing Case Studies and insight on:
"Sustainability - Why it Makes Sense for your Bottom Line"
"Incorporate Employee Health and Safety Strategies to Drive Performance Improvement"
"Reduce Operations Costs Through Simple and Effective Energy Management Strategies"
"How to Employ Technologies to Enhance Your Continuous Improvement"
"How to Enhance Your Bottom Line by Utilizing Lean and Six Sigma Principals"
"How to Innovate Your Operations and Manufacturing Process from the Ground Up!"
"How to Increase Efficiency by Integrating Compliance Into Your Quality System"
"Integrate Business Functions and Align Corporate Objectives to Eliminate Operation Inefficiencies"
"Drive Your Operational Excellence Through Lean, Continuous Improvement and Automation Strategies"
"Effective Waste Management Strategies to Reduce Costs and Improve Your Operational Profit"
Please log on to www.foodbeverageoperations.com for a detailed overview of the "Food & Beverage Operations Strategies to Drive Productivity and Profitability" Summit and join us in what will be an excellent, excellent opportunity to leverage that "immense networking power" by gaining insight from peer experiences, presenting and exchanging thoughts on business growth and connecting with industry leaders and stakeholders! This is an event that you do not want to miss!
If you have any questions at all or require additional information, please feel free to contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best!