Owners, leaders travelled from all across Southwestern Ontario to the Ron Joyce Center in Burlington for the Bluewater Wood Alliance’s annual winter Quarterly Networking Event – November 21st, 2018.
The Bluewater Wood Alliance themed the winter Networking Event with fundamental current issues affecting manufacturers today. The event addressed the topics of Employee Culture and Motivation, Cannabis Policy and Procedure in the workplace and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems – the next step towards Industry 4.0.
- Brad Cairns, Managing Partner of the Center for Lean Learning with Andrew Wall, President of Sandler Sales Milton provided an empowering talk about how our workplace culture shapes workplaces and provided some terrific examples & approaches to addressing this.
- Chris Moore of the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety spoke to raise the awareness of how to effectively manage policy in the workplace regarding the recent legalization of Cannabis.
- Concluding the afternoon was Mark Corker, CEO of Seradex software & Ewald Becker, Sales Consultant of Planit Canada. Mark & Ewald know the power of how transformative software can be for manufacturing and bringing the Canadian Wood Manufacturing sector closer to Industry 4.0 is going to become an ever-increasing important matter in the near future for this industry.
Be a part of the conversation, let us know what you liked about the event and share this article with those you know. Members who missed the event can download the presentations in the group discussions area of our members only area of the website.
BWA’s Upcoming Events
Check out the Bluewater Wood Alliance Event Page for more information on upcoming events:
BWA Lean Road Map – Training Event – Kitchener
December 6th – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sales Management Training – Sandler Training Milton
February 7th – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
BWA’s Winter Agenda also includes:
Industry 4.0 Training – Kitchener – January 15th & 18th
Commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, industry 4.0 is the automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. These one day workshop will be facilitated by expert Sepp Gmeiner of Lignum Consulting.
Plant Tour Focus Group – Durham Furniture – February 27th
The BWA is continuing to develop the framework for this Buying Group platform, and your participation is an important step to realizing this tremendous opportunity for savings. This Buying Group will provide access to the purchasing power as a collective group of wood manufacturers not previously available.