Our colleague Brett Mewett presented a session on Manufacturing Strategy at the Incrementa Manufacturing Conference 2016. (See our post on the manufacturing conference).

Brent’s topic: Does your Manufacturing Strategy Matter?

The right manufacturing strategy is vital to your growth goals.

Building a Manufacturing Strategy

To be successful and thrive, your business needs a solid strategic plan. In addition, the Operations and Manufacturing strategy must be aligned with this plan. Failure to do so results in your organization becoming fragmented, inefficient and lacking a competitive advantage.

This recording covers how to strategically align your organization to support your customers, including:

  • What happens if you have no strategy or the wrong strategy?
  • How to develop your strategy
  • Aligning your manufacturing strategy
  • Example of successful alignment of strategies

About the Speaker, Brent Mewett, Essential Software Solutions


Brett Mewett has been teaching the APICS CPIM Body of Knowledge at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) for more than eleven years.

He has over 25 years practical experience in a variety of industries in a number of capacities, including Inventory Coordinator, Distribution Manager, Procurement & Materials Strategist, Materials Manager and Operations Manager.

He has presented a number of times at Professional Development Meetings (PDM’s) for both the Vancouver and Fraser Valley chapters of APICS, as well as at CMA PDM’s and at Cargo Logistics 2014.

As well as teaching APICS program material at BCIT, for the past 9 years he has been part of Essential Software Solutions’ ERP implementation team.

Brett was featured in an advertisement presented jointly by BCIT and APICS Vancouver. The ad on page 15 of “Right Course 2015″ is published by “Business in Vancouver”.

The May/June 2016 issue of APICS magazine printed an article written by Brett. The article entitled “Lofty Ambitions” links Brett’s experience in the field and his teaching at BCIT. APICS magazine is the leading publication providing relevant and useful information to supply chain professionals worldwide.

Incrementa’s online Manufacturing Conference 2016 included 18 expert-led sessions with one goal: The success of your manufacturing business. Find out more>>

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