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The Alberta Electrical Alliance is a non-profit, member-based, provincial trade association that works to advance the business and professional interests of its members.
The British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) builds communities through education and advocacy by providing leadership, integrity, networking and educational resources. Today, BCEA is comprised of over 145 corporate members.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not- for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies.
The organization is supported by an international membership of over 390 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. CABA’s mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. More information is available at www.caba.org
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CSA Group is a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for products from a wide range of market sectors, and a leader in safety and environmental certification for Canada and the US. As one of the largest standards development organizations in North America, CSA understands the recognized benchmark that standards set, opening international doors for those products.
The CIO Strategy Council provides a forum for Canada’s most forward-thinking chief information officers to focus on collectively transforming, shaping, and influencing the Canadian information and technology ecosystem. The Council has deployed a nationally accredited, agile, and consensus-based standards-setting process that matches the speed of innovation and advancement in ICT. Learn more
The Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN) is a coalition of individuals, businesses and associations that have united in the fight against product counterfeiting, fraud and copyright piracy in Canada and abroad. Throughout the year, CACN leads and participates in a number of key activities that support anti-counterfeiting initiatives in Canada, including:
- Raising awareness of counterfeiting and piracy, and addressing the negative impact on the Canadian and global economy and society;
- Lobbying policy makers at the federal and provincial levels to recommend policy for the enhancement and
effectiveness of Canada’s anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy regime;
- Endorsement of, and participation in, a number of industry events throughout the year, including the Interpol Conference and the annual Anti-Counterfeiting Conference; Organize and lead a Customs Officer Training program to educate Canadian customs officers on counterfeit products.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) regulates and promotes safety in Ontario. Their goal is to create a world in which people can live, work and play safe from electrical harm.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), is a not-for-profit association comprised of 400+ independent sales representatives and 200+ manufacturers in the electrical industry. The association’s charter is to develop and to strengthen each company’s sales, marketing, and management skills and to promote the benefits of doing business with an independent sales representative. The association also develops and maintains programs and activities designed to help these independent businesses to conduct their business in an ethical, efficient and productive manner.
For more than 30 years, NAED’s EPEC program has seen more than 11,000 graduates and has become known as the cornerstone of sales and product training in the electrical distribution industry. The 3 levels of recognition – Bronze, Silver, and Gold – provide information about individual products, their applications and how they are interrelated with other products in electrical systems.
This program is recommended for associates of all levels who are looking to increase their level of confidence with electrical products, improve their communication when talking about concepts and ideas in the electrical industry, and enhance their ability to analyse and recommend complete holistic solutions. All of the levels are available as a self-study workbook or online through the NAED Learning Center.
Established in 1926, NEMA is an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization made up of business leaders, electrical experts, engineers, scientists, and technicians. NEMA convenes a neutral forum for Members to discuss industry-wide concerns and objectives under a legal umbrella by trained NEMA staff.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization committed to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace.
Founded in 1994, ESFI promotes electrical safety across North America through awareness, advocacy and education.
EFC Members can save with the Raedan Freight and Logistics Program.
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Update on the Electro-Federation Logistics Program for August 2020. Members have been successful in saving freight costs, two members are saving over 22% each month on freight costs alone.
Through Raedan Freight Services, Electro-Federation has established a logistics and transportation program that can help members to reduce freight and distribution costs, improve service and reduce transit times. Many members have already taken advantage of the EFC program example: Eiko Canada, Service Wire, Rab Design.
Make use of Technology:
Most carriers provide a tracking service which provides the location of the order at each change in its journey as it is scanned. This can usually be easily queried on the carrier’s website. However, this involves constantly logging in, refreshing pages and searching for the tracking number.
Investigate the different software options supplied by the carriers as often there are systems where printing labels and tracking orders is a simple one-step process, as is tracking items which can often have alerts sent to an email address or phone number. By being automatically notified of an orders journey to you or to your customer, time is saved from having to constantly check, and you can accurately predict order arrival time, which assists in inventory management. You are also able to take note of when an order is delivered to a customer to ensure it is timely and optimized, promoting customer satisfaction.
Raedan Freight Services Results for members:
- A detailed transportation analysis of the shipment profile revealed significant opportunity to reduce LTL and T/L freight costs and improve operational efficiencies.
- A practical routing guide is developed with a balanced mix of national and regional carriers.
- The projected savings for less than truck load, and truck load service.
- The recommendations allow members to manage fewer carriers and have a consistent focus on all supply chain partners on contractual performance measurement and continuous improvement.
We save you money, time and increase efficiencies, while maintaining and improving service level performance. Contact us for a no obligation benchmark report!
Thank you so much for bringing this project all together. The new carrier is working well for us -more efficient service levels and saving us money
– Ron Gibson, Service Wire Co.
To help you engage and attract the best talent at universities and colleges, EFC has a partnered with Riipen. For details, click here.
Have questions? Click here for Riipen’s FAQ page for short video responses to commonly asked questions. This program is complimentary for EFC members.
Riipen Provides Virtual Internships – a Safe and Efficient Way for Students and Businesses to Connect During COVID19.
Riipen connects students and companies to work on industry-relevant projects. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak Riipen is committed to providing students and companies with a safe and efficient method for connecting. Learn more about Riipen’s virtual internships here.
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Since 1970, Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has been the premium voice on standards and accreditation on the national and international stage. SCC drives collaboration and build relationships, promote Canadian priorities, and connects its stakeholders to global networks and resources. SCC’s mandate is to improve Canadians’ quality of life and economic prosperity.
IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) is an independent product safety testing, certification and inspection organization. They have tested products for public safety for 90 years and are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and International Accreditation Service, Inc. ULC’s time-tested system supports governmental product safety regulations. They also work with governments and international safety systems to help further international trade with adherence to local and international safety requirements.