British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA)

Employer Labor Ordering Process Assessment

BCMEA provides the information, expertise, and systems that help BC’s maritime industry thrive.A key role of the BCMEA is to provide advocacy and support for customer members in all areas of labor relations.

They advise on pensions, labor legislation and regulations, training, health and safety, human resources, employment equity, and communications. They negotiate and administer two Coastwide Collective Agreements between our members and six union locals. And at three training centers, we educate up to 900 people in 36 unique waterfront job categories each year.

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Improve data collection & analysis of real-time order entry and dispatch

BCMEA is looking to improve its data collection and analysis of real-time order entry and dispatch information. To that end, BCMEA requested that RDA perform a baseline assessment for specific BCMEA member terminal/stevedore companies, and develop a gap analysis and recommendation on how to collect and analyze data around employer labor orders and union local dispatch. The recommendations include the change management approach/effort at terminals/stevedores.

Key Objectives of the Assessment:

  • Document the current As-Is order entry and union local dispatch processes of each Company included in the scope of the Assessment
  • Gain a high-level understanding of the current BCMEA labor ordering process
  • Develop a Future Roadmap that contains recommendations on how to proceed with a To-Be system that will
    • Gather real-time ordering and dispatch data for each Company
    • Provide transparency into the data provided to each Union Local and how they respond to it
    • Determine future forecasting opportunities

RDA's Services:

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At the heart of nearly every important decision is data—a rich, complex, and thorough analysis using real-time technology.

Members use it every day to improve operational efficiency and reduce waste.
BCMEA increasingly uses data analytics to make informed decisions. This past year saw a marked increase in the volume and complexity of data and analysis requests from BCMEA staff and members.

This data and analysis is now facilitating initiatives at BCMEA aimed at process improvement, dynamic planning, labor supply and demand visibility, data integration, predictive capabilities, and systems improvements necessary to better support the current and future 


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