IHS Markit announces rise in manufacturing growth in February
An expansion in new orders helped improve operating conditions…
High productivity gains: Achieve them with cross training
Build agility by building employees’ abilities.
Labour productivity posts strong gain in Q2: Statistics Canada
…but hours worked fall at a much faster pace than output, 30.6 million in manufacturing
Sluggish investment threatens Canada’s prosperity
The only way to raise living standards and incomes is by building a more productive economy, yet politicians are mum on the subject.
Skills shortage hampers manufacturers’ competitiveness: CME
Survey shows 85% of companies from across Canada are having trouble filling job vacancies.
CAM system improves productivity
High-performance software covers a range of machine tool applications.
Canadians want personalized wellness programs
Survey says they would improve wellbeing and productivity.
Relying on equalization not a factor in Quebec’s low productivity: author
Province needs to better educate its workforce, stimulate private investment and encourage innovation.
Ottawa invests $100M in steel, aluminum SMEs across Canada
Manufacturers and users will get non-repayable contributions for productivity and technology projects.
Distinguish between genuine and apparent efficiency
True kaizen generates no waste and reduces costs.
Explore the abstract: Look beyond the circle with your audits
Applying basic principals such as 5S+1 leads to productivity improvements.
EMC session focuses on strategies and benefits of standard work
Free event will help manufacturers address productivity and quality issues.
Get organized: shadow boards improve plant productivity
Set up tools as runners, repeaters and strangers to save time and effort.
Automation: resistance is futile, our workforces must adapt
Nearly 50% of the Canadian labour force is at high risk within the next two decades, so how should we prepare?
Eldercare issues are sapping almost $1.3B in productivity
Conference Board report says employers have a role to play to help employees balance work and family obligations.
Covering your assets
Tap into a CMMS system’s by avoiding common application pitfalls.
Most companies missing on metrics to boost employee performance
CFERF/ADP study points to struggle measuring output leading to productivity deficit.
Four ways to reduce productivity
…while watching your business go down the drain
Playing it smart: Germany, US jump on the digital factory
Most companies see it as key to reducing costs and increasing productivity.
Welcome to Trump World
The president-elect’s unlikely victorious bid for the White House points to a likely disruption of global trade and international relationships. That includes Canada.
Nissan testing autonomous vehicles at Japanese plant
Automaker thinks the technology will eventually save costs and boost efficiency.
Robots at centre of China’s strategy to leapfrog rivals
Has set national goals of producing 100,000 industrial robots a year.
Manufacturing faces ‘significant’ structural hurdle
Federal memo points to low productivity, poor innovation, a failure to scale up and weak participation in global value chains.
Boost workers’ skills, tweak EI to help workforce: report
C.D. Howe Institute must focus on creating a more highly skilled workforce to increase productivity.
Avoid making workers sick
Canada up to 13th place as a global competitor
Ranking improved, but mainly because of a lower budget deficit.
US worker productivity advances at 3.3%
Spring rebound the best showing since late 2013.
Uniboard invests $7M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier plant
Manufacturer says wood fibre mat-preheating technology will boost productivity at the facility.
Business innovation continues to fade despite billions in federal cash
Productivity performance continues to erode Canada’s relative standard of living, memo to finance minister Oliver says.
Pilot drills enhance productivity
3- to 20-mm diameters.
Thread mills boost productivity
Missing job skills harm productivity in West
Canada West study says 40% of employees need to improve basics.