Reminders

Eastern Ontario

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H&S: Effective Workplace Inspections. Near and dear to the hearts of our Eastern Ontario consortium!


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Performance Management Strategies

By Shannon Patterson

For some companies this is a formalized process, but many are just embarking on this journey and wondering what is the most beneficial way to handle performance reviews.


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You have seen the invitations and if you couldn’t make it, you wondered just what was that all about? The answer in one word is Collaboration!
A quick recap of the Belleville and Peterborough events…


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Wellness and Your Bottom Line

By Shannon Patterson

Obesity, Poor eating habits, Physical inactivity and Smoking are affecting your workforce and account for 75% of your health care costs. Is it worth investing in a Wellness Program?


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It sounds so easy, but Lean initiatives can be difficult to implement and even more difficult to maintain! At the latest Lean SIG event in Eastern Ontario, Senior Managers explored challenges and discussed managing and sustaining their Lean continuous improvement initiatives.


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We had a full room of 22 participants hosted by INVISTA (Canada) Company in Kingston, to hear Lynne Campbell and Lorne Watters from WSIB speak about managing challenging cases. Something all companies are faced with at some point in time.


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EMC members met in Belleville at Vantage Foods where we were treated to a fantastic tour of the plant, where they manufacture beef, pork and sausages. With a plant expansion on the horizon this is a facility that we will want to tour again! After the tour and some EMC updates we warmed up with some beverages and sat down to talking about managing Attendance.


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Engaging Supervisors

By Shannon Patterson

This group is often perceived to be the hardest to “engage” and yet for so many reasons the most important level. They are the extension of your company culture and reputation for your afternoon, midnight and weekend shifts.


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Learning about Changeover reduction (SMED)

By Kevin Lenko

At the latest Eastern ON Lean SIG event, EMC members learned firsthand how an effective SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die) program will dramatically reduce the time it takes to complete equipment changeovers.


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The discussion certainly turned perceptions on the topic upside down.



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