British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba

Western Canada

2021 was a year full of twists and turns that impacted the manufacturing sector, from COVID to the flooding in BC, to supply chain shocks, to labour force challenges; we experienced it all. All that being said, the manufacturing sector demonstrated its creativity, resolve and resilience and pushed on through.

The challenges that we encountered in 2021 will only make the sector stronger in 2022. From innovative HR policies and procedures to creative marketing programs that promote manufacturers as destinations for employment, to continuous improvement changes, manufacturing companies turned challenges into opportunities.

Over the past year, I have enjoyed learning more about our members, their products, and their various success stories. I want to thank our members and community partners not only for their support, but also for their willingness to share ideas, suggestions and information about the issues and opportunities they are encountering on a regular basis.

I am excited about the opportunity to work with you in creating timely programs and events that address your needs. I encourage you to join us at a Strategic Interest Group webinar or perhaps at our monthly Continuous Improvement Roundtable sessions. These events are great opportunities to learn from subject matter experts or your peers. In 2022, the session topics will range from Cybersecurity, to Government Funding Options, to Employee Retention and Attraction Strategies, to Continuous Improvement, to Equipment Financing Options.

When you are interested in learning more about one of our programs, whether that be our student placement program, WILWorks, training provided by our Learning Centre, our various events or becoming a member, reach out to me anytime.

Contat David Today!

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David Munro
Manufacturing Consortium Manager

Upcoming Events

How to Manage Legal Risk and Strategies for Cost-Effective Downsizing

VirtualTuesday, August 23, 2022, 9:30am PST
With inflation rising and concerns over a recession looming, employers are considering ways to reduce their operating costs. Unfortunately, that may involve downsizing.

Legal Aspects of Co-Packing Relationships

VirtualWednesday, September 21, 2022, 12:30pm EST
Co-packing relationships have historically been built on purchase orders and handshakes. That’s changing as food manufacturing evolves and both co-packers and brand owners are seeking written agreements and more formal relationships.

Supervision Effectiveness

VirtualThursday, September 22, 2022, 9:30am PST
A challenge many employers face is getting good supervisors. What does supervision look like at your workplace? What are the prescriptive requirements you have for your supervisors? How do they know what to do?
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