Plants2015: Growth For Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Needs

P.L.A.N.T.S. 2015 growth for tomorrow’s manufacturing needs....

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The acronym covers off what we are trying to accomplish during this event. Stay tuned as more information will be published over the next few weeks.


 P.            People + Programs + Process = Productivity + Profit


 L.             Lessons Learned Leaders: from industry partners, mentors & others

                 David Perston: VP Manufacturing @ Thalmic Labs (Waterloo)

                 Jay Davis: COO @ Hammond Power Solutions (Guelph)

                 Darren Stewart: Assistant General Manager Karmax (Magna)


 A.            Academia & Analysis: Capstone, Research & Development, Centre for Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Catalyst Program & Bioenterprise


 N.           Networking the social kind: Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN), Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) & Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)


 T.            Technology: what's available & how can you leverage it. 3D Printing 


 S.            Supply Chain: from Value Stream Mapping to Lean



5:30 pm Registration open


Table top displays, information sharing, networking & award winning student projects


6:00 pm        Networking + Food & Beverage: Conestoga College


6:30 pm        Leaders Lessons Learned


7:30 pm        Project judging & Awards: Car-san Manufacturing


8:00 pm        Desserts: Innovation Guelph & Humansystems Inc.


8:15 pm closing remarks & awarding of the door prize(s).


8:30 pm to 9:30 pm: optional tour of the Craig Richardson Institute for Food Processing & Schools of Engineering, IT, Trades & Apprenticeship and Food Processing Technology


Admission will be a donation to the Cambridge Self Help Food bank so please help support our local food bank by bringing nonperishable food items.