Empowering Northern Ontario manufacturers to better compete in the global marketplace

December 21, 2018 Kevin LenkoNorthern Ontario 390 Views

EMC is supporting Northern Ontario manufacturers and related industries through the “Advancing Lean Initiatives for Northern Ontario Industry”, a new three (3) year initiative designed to enable manufacturers and related industries to become more productive and globally competitive.

Through funding support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor), Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is deploying a ‘Lean Management and Productivity Cluster Initiative’, designed to provide industry with enhanced productivity improvement knowledge, networking/benchmarking resources and new management and productivity system training.

In June 2018, EMC launched Productivity Cluster events exposing Northern Ontario firms to an innovative network of forward thinking leaders connected to share ideas, best practices and benchmarking, as a forum for learning and knowledge exchange in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Muskoka, Thunder Bay and Timmins.

In September 2018, EMC launched a series of monthly Lean Management Systems (LMS) events in Sudbury, and Muskoka. LMS training will be deployed over ten 1-day modules which will enable participants to learn to measure, adjust and implement their own company’s strategic lean planning, while at the same time achieving positive ROI impact while they learn. With the added value of networking and benchmarking with peers through a unique productivity cluster approach, participating companies will also realize project ROI targets ranging from $25,000 to 100,000, achieved while they complete the program! In a highly successful pilot recently completed, annual ROI ranged from $50,000 to $400,000+ during the program!

Also, in September 2018, EMC launched one day learning events in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Muskoka and Timmins to provide new subject-matter content, tools and methods to provide additional technical knowledge for implementation of lean.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Lenko FSA Northern Ontario / Senior Advisor – Lean Program Development P: 1-289-442-0871

Bren de Leeuw National Director – Program Delivery P: 1-866-323-4362