Every day is an opportunity to learn something new – about people, business, the way things work! This is an innate characteristic of Edge of Control and we transfer this curiosity into the desire to learn as much as we can about our clients and their businesses and to share our knowledge and experience.
With over 25 years experience in engineering and problem solving, we bring a breadth of knowledge in many industries, companies and international experiences. As disparate as industries seem, there is always a common link and something to explore.
Each person, each business has their own uniqueness. We all have something to share, to bring to the table. We believe respect is fundamental to new ideas, new solutions and achieving results.
“Having had the opportunity to work side by side with Gemma on several projects, I can certainly identify her key strengths as being fact based, analysis driven and performance based. Gemma’s positive attitude is apparent when solving issues and driving to the root problem and delivering fitted solutions. Her pleasant demeanour has enabled her to put people at ease in difficult surroundings, allowing the change management aspect of the projects seem to disappear.”
ELLEN MCWHINNIE • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, MAPLE LEAF CONSUMER FOODS
“Gemma is great at coaching. She has the capability to make concepts easy to understand and she uses lot of visual tools to explain her thoughts & ideas. Gemma has a continuous improvement conscience when using language, tools, and concept: It allows people working with her to stay aligned with that culture. Gemma is good at giving constructive feedback: People will more likely realize what they should continue to do and what the things they can improve are.”
ESTHER BLANCHETTE • ASSOCIATE BLACK BELT, MAPLE LEAF CONSUMER FOODS
“Edge of Control provided our engineering staff a seminar introducing the concepts to Lean Manufacturing, its various techniques and tools. The course clarified a lot of terms I was familiar with and heard about in industry but was not conversant on. The seminar provided me with a clear understanding of the tools involved in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, how to use them and when. I can certainly see the power of Lean thinking and Six Sigma to an organization committed to continuous improvement. The seminar has encouraged me to pursue more training in the field to increase my value to my organization.”
D. ROSS MUNRO, M.SC.(ENG.), P.ENG • PROJECT ENGINEER/INGÉNIEUR DES PROJETS, SAPUTO DAIRY PRODUCTS (CANADA) INC.
We help find your areas of opportunity, be they bottlenecks, breakdown areas or underutilized capacity. We’ll help you set up a visual factory, do some analysis or lead your team through disciplined problem-solving activities.
We offer services ranging from helping you determine the project scope and purpose, to process design, to equipment commissioning, all the way to leading the capital project itself.
Consider a ½ day workshop on a specific tool (ie. RCFA), 5-day Kaizen, or even a 2-week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course. We will customize our training to meet your needs.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER
We solve manufacturing challenges in the food industry. We build collaborative, result-driven teams, emphasizing client knowledge, experience and technology.