Manufacturers across Canada today face many issues including the rising cost of commodities, challenges in attracting and retaining skilled employees and escalating competitive pressures. Whether you’re the owner of a manufacturing business, a general manager, plant supervisor or an employee, you play a vital role in the continued success and sustainability of your organization.

Each and every one of our members face these challenges, and it’s through our sharing of expertise, ideas and resources that we work together to achieve world-class performance.

How to become a world-class manufacturer

  • Connecting with other manufacturers who have “been there”
  • Sharing of best practices and lessons learned in a confidential peer setting
  • Participation in plant tours and benchmarking exercises
  • Obtaining feedback from peers on standing issues and challenges
  • Creating an environment of accountability around taking action
  • Having access to experienced and knowledgeable Manufacturing Consortium Managers

How your EMC Membership can help!

Although each and every member measures the value of their membership and participation differently, we have found repeatedly that all of our members find the most significant value in four areas.

  • Sharing of best practices with their peers through participation in regional strategic interest groups (SIGs) located across Canada as well as in our virtual online programs sharing best practices nationally.
  • Having the ongoing support and mentoring of our Manufacturing Consortium Managers who are familiar with manufacturers in their region and understand the local and global economic climate.
  • Tours and benchmarking opportunities regionally and nationally that help members collaborate and learn new ideas on existing and often longstanding challenges.
  • Participation in our various programs and member value offerings that support a reduction in operating costs and an increase in service levels by leveraging the power of our consortium members.

There are so many organizations to belong to, so many experts claiming to know the solution to your woes, so why belong to EMC? What is the true value of being a part of this organization?

"Even if I bring one improvement back that we can use or modify to fit our process is a win-win for us. The SIG process in itself is value added and EMC membership fee is a small price to pay for a year of available knowledge and a network of sources that can be tapped into long after the SIG."

- EMC Member Company

"We are simply a better, more sustainable company as a result of our membership with EMC. It’s rare that I would find myself “testifying” to the benefits of any organization but in this case the benefits are really yours for the taking."

- EMC Member Company