West GTA Member SIG
December 7, 2019
Brampton, Durham, GTA, Mississauga, Vaughan
Among the topics covered were the COJG (Canada Ontario Job Grant) program and JMPI (Job Matching, Placement & Incentives) program. With funding from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, and Employment Ontario, TCET also offers Employer Support Services at no cost to employers.
NB - Premier Event with Continuous / Productivity Improvement Focus
December 4, 2019
New Brunswick & PEI
As we work away at Continuous Improvement initiatives in house, there is an untapped value through benchmarking and learning from other’s challenges, successes and methods. Recently, at the request of members, the first of quarterly event was held at AV Nackawic with a discussion around the value of benchmarking and ‘what are the barriers’ to successful CI advancement
The Fifth 'S' - How to Most Effectively Sustain the 5S Process
December 2, 2019
Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo
It is one thing to read about 5S in a book and an entirely different thing to have the tool be obvious, consistent, and effective throughout the facility a year later.
Did high energy prices during the summer months leave you ‘burned?’
November 25, 2019
With almost 11 months of the year behind us, the year-to-date average Hourly Ontario Electricity Price (HOEP) is actually 25% lower than this time last year. Despite being low overall, there is still variation in HOEP as October’s average was around $6.50 /MWh but so far in November we are triple that cost!
Increasing Labour Costs in China: Why Rising Wages Aren’t the Whole Story
November 24, 2019
EMC Member Services
In recent years, Canadian companies and other producers have been feeling the pinch as the price of doing business in China steadily climbed. Many attribute this change to the rising minimum wage, which grew 64% in six years, bringing paycheques above those in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. Costs are significantly higher than those in neighbouring Sri Lanka and Vietnam.