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BCFPA Breakfast Series: Maximize Your Operational Efficiency

4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

BCFPA Breakfast Series: Maximize Your Efficiency in Operations and Supply Chain

Thursday, November 15th 2018, from 8:00am to 11:00am

Location: The Executive Suites Hotel, Burnaby (View Map)

Thank you Partner & Sponsors:

7:00AM   Registation is Open

7:30AM   Breakfast is Served

8:00AM – Welcome and Introductions – James Donaldson, CEO and Executive Director, BCFPA

8:15-8:45AM  Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) -  How?  When?  Why? with Mark Wilson, Wilson Management Group

‘What gets measured, gets managed’ – Peter Drucker

KPI’s - what are they and how should you use them in your business?  Many people struggle to use KPI’s effectively in their businesses.  This presentation will help you to better understand what KPI’s actually are and are not, how they should be used in business, what the common pitfalls of KPI tracking are, and how to build them into a complete program for your company that will help the business - at all levels, and in all departments.

Mark Wilson will share his extensive knowledge on using Key Performance Indicators to measure and improve performance

8:45-9:20AM Are you leaving money on the table?  Reduce costs along your supply chain.

Samira Dadgar, Manager of Finance and innovation Performance at Ayming Business Performance Consulting.

Cost Avoidance:

  • Telecom Cost Optimization
  • Car Fleet Optimization
  • Courier, Logistics, Freight
  • Marketing, Print & Packaging
  • Facility Management
  • Business Travel
  • Energy
  • MRO
  • IT Purchases
  • Sales Tax Reduction

Grant Funding: How to Increase Funding, Grant Categories

  • Energy Saving Grants
  • SR&ED Credits
  • Job Training
  • Innovations Grants

9:20-9:25AM Funding for LEAN training with Adrian Semmelink, Program Analyst, BC Ministry of Agriculture.

  • Brief Overview, BC Lean for Food Processors Program

9:25-9:30AM Programs & Funding with Investment Agriculture Funding, with Clayton Botkin, Senior Program Manager, IAF


9:45- 10:05AM  Leverage Technology: Streamline your operations

June Nicolay of distrib-u-tec Software will discuss the importance of leveraging software to streamlining your operations, maximize tracking and save time (and money) in your distribution chain.

10:05-10:25AM Fueling Growth by improving operational efficiency with Rick Gibbs, CEO of Neutron Factory Works

In today’s world, business accelerates at such a fast pace that everyone wants to do more in less time. Failing to do so can put you at a disadvantage to your competitors.  Rick Gibbs, CEO of Neutron Factory Works will share his experience in food processing operations, including tips and techniques on how to best optimize your operations regardless of size

Take home resources to:

  • Learn the 8 wastes of lean manufacturing and how to eliminate them, from overproduction, to time, to under utilized talent.
  • Learn "Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

10:30AM Networking

11:00AM Adjourned


Meet Our Exhibitors!

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For inquiries, please email Sandra@bcfpa.ca

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Nov 15 2018 Breakfast Series