OTTAWA, ON--Next up in the Wood Innovations Seminar Series: Products, Processes & Possibilities is the Lean Manufacturing workshop designed for participants to learn and discuss essential principles that have been specifically tailored for wood products manufacturers and suppliers. Topics will include:
• Why lean manufacturing and other process improvement tools are important to stay competitive in today's market
• Principles that can assist you in maximizing the utilization of your most important resource, your staff
• Tools used to achieve enhanced productivity, improved quality and increased profits
• Simulation exercise to show how simple tools can be used to improve processes

The Lean Principles plus simulation seminar will be held in two locations:
Peterborough on Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Ottawa on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Eastern Ontario Model Forest has entered into a new and exciting partnership with FPInnovations-Wood Products Division aimed at nurturing the sustainability and growth of the Eastern Ontario wood products industry through technical guidance and education. As part of this project, we will be co-hosting a Wood Innovations Seminar Series: Products, Processes & Possiblities featuring three distinct topics in six different locations including: All About Bioenergy, Lean Manufacturing, and Marketing & Sales for Value-Added Wood.

This project is being supported through generous grant from the Government of Canada's Community Adjustment Fund.

SOURCE: Eastern Ontario Model Forest

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