WMCO to hold June 21 networking event at Conestoga College
May 29, 2023 | 2:38 pm CDT
Conestoga College Woodworking Centre

The WMCO's June 21 networking event will include a tour of the Woodworking Centre of Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario.

HANOVER, ON – The Woodworking Centre of Conestoga College of Kitchener, Ontario, will host the quarterly networking meeting of the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario (WMCO) on June 21.

Registration to attend either in-person or via live-stream, open to WMCO members and non-members.

A tour of the well-equipped Woodworking Centre will follow a pair of seminar presentations.

ERP- Demystified and Scaled to Operations -- Member Case Studies Panel Discussion
Representatives of five manufacturers of diverse sizes and segments will each share a summary of their company’s journey to implement an ERP program including the challenges, the successes and benefits, and lessons learned along the way. This session will be moderated by a WMCO representative and supported by three ERP suppliers.
Key attendee take-aways of the session include: 

  • Understanding how to scale ERP for their business model;
  • How to manage ERP after implementation; and 
  • Learn from others’ successes and challenges.

Risk Management Cost Containment for Wood Manufacturing Operations: Updates in a Post-Covid Environment
Risk management for wood companies has recently presented new challenges and opportunities to understand how to manage costs and current risks at the same time. Alex Bilik of Cowan will share his expertise to help you identify areas in which manufacturers do not need coverage to reduce costs and where it is required to protect a business.

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.