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Coaching Program for Manufacturers

Mario Cywinski   

Industry Manufacturing Operations Manufacturing

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) along with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program, have launched a new pandemic recovery coaching program for Canadian manufacturers.

“EMC is launching a Canada-wide initiative that will leverage knowledge from subject matter experts to support the entire Canadian manufacturing sector in their pandemic recovery,” said JP Giroux, President, EMC. “This program will help manufacturers better understand the current situations they face, and identify and deploy a clear path forward. It is imperative that we come together and support the expanse of our manufacturing network.”

Executive coaching and subject matter expert resources will provide individual manufacturers hands-on support in planning, mapping, and deploying steps to normalize productivity, and engaging in improvements.

“We can in no way assume the specific challenges, or maybe even opportunities, that the pandemic has caused for each individual manufacturer but this program is an opportunity for them to raise their hand and receive some relevant, funded support,” said Joan Richard, Project Lead.


The program includes On-line Learning Series for Manufacturers (four sessions). Topics include: issues effecting manufacturing – current state report; best practices for return to productivity; a healthy production environment; the future of manufacturing – new normal; and the role of advanced manufacturing, digitization, and automation.

Also included is executive or subject matter expert coaching. Topics covered may include: executive or management team; advanced manufacturing and technology; productivity; a healthy work environment; mental and psychological safety; and labour and HR.


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