APMA Committees

Beginning in the Fall of 2019, representatives from APMA Member companies will meet regularly to discuss ongoing issues and challenges they face in their daily operations. The point of the meetings is to help develop and share information and best practices with other industry partners to help ensure consistency of information among members.

The current list of APMA committees will be:

HR

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Cyber Security

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Industry 4.0

The Manufacturing Industry is always looking to back their decisions with data. According to research from Forrester, 74% of firms want to be data driven. Just 29 percent, however, know how to turn analytics into action. That’s where Industry 4.0 can make its presence felt. By enhancing connectivity between every part of the supply chain, Industry 4.0 will hasten the transition from a linear structure to one that’s more responsive. Instead of operating independently, everyone along the supply chain can adapt based on customer demand.

The APMA’s Industry 4.0 committee wants to support the Canadian automotive manufacturing sector embrace all relevant aspects of I4.0, from the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Additive Manufacturing, Big Data/Analytics, Simulation, Mixed Reality, and Advanced Robots, knowing that Industry 5.0 (Cyber physical cognitive systems) is less than a decade away. Like the APMA’s cybersecurity committee, embracing Industry 4.0 will make Canadian automotive suppliers more attractive and competitive.

For more information, please contact Nick Persichilli: 416-620-4220 x224

Small-Medium Enterprises

The SME Committee is comprised of the most senior executive of APMA/CAMM Member, small and medium sized automotive suppliers, classified as having 500 employees or less.  Members participate in quarterly meetings to identify and address strategic issues, share best practices, recommend solutions and promote Canadian SMEs interests / capabilities.

Committee Goals and Desired Outcomes

  • Be the SME ‘voice’ on issues / policy discussions / essentials for success in the industry
  • Recommend potential solutions / direction
  • Document items that may be presented to desired influencers and decision makers (Board, government, other partners, etc.)
  • Provide a regular forum to come together, discuss alignment initiatives, combine collective opinion and stay abreast of issues / developments

For more information, please contact Nick Persichilli: 416-620-4220 x224

If and when more issues arise, we can also organize ad hoc committees to address the issues as they come up.

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