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News Manufacturing General
March 3, 2021  

IHS Markit announces rise in manufacturing growth in February

An expansion in new orders helped improve operating conditions

Feature Manufacturing General
December 15, 2020  

High productivity gains: Achieve them with cross training

Build agility by building employees’ abilities.

News Manufacturing Economy General
September 3, 2020  

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

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 11, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
October 21, 2019  

Skills shortage hampers manufacturers’ competitiveness: CME

Survey shows 85% of companies from across Canada are having trouble filling job vacancies.

Feature Manufacturing General Technology
October 15, 2019  

CAM system improves productivity

High-performance software covers a range of machine tool applications.

News General
July 16, 2019  

Canadians want personalized wellness programs

Survey says they would improve wellbeing and productivity.

News Government Manufacturing Economy
March 19, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
March 12, 2019  

Ottawa invests $100M in steel, aluminum SMEs across Canada

Manufacturers and users will get non-repayable contributions for productivity and technology projects.

Feature Manufacturing General Production
September 24, 2018  

Distinguish between genuine and apparent efficiency

True kaizen generates no waste and reduces costs.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations
December 10, 2017  

Explore the abstract: Look beyond the circle with your audits

Applying basic principals such as 5S+1 leads to productivity improvements.

News Manufacturing General
November 6, 2017  

EMC session focuses on strategies and benefits of standard work

Free event will help manufacturers address productivity and quality issues.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
August 17, 2017  

Get organized: shadow boards improve plant productivity

Set up tools as runners, repeaters and strangers to save time and effort.

Insight Manufacturing General
August 14, 2017  

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?

News Manufacturing General
August 14, 2017  

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.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations
July 5, 2017  

Covering your assets

Tap into a CMMS system’s by avoiding common application pitfalls.

News Manufacturing General Production
May 9, 2017  

Most companies missing on metrics to boost employee performance

CFERF/ADP study points to struggle measuring output leading to productivity deficit.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General
March 9, 2017  

Four ways to reduce productivity

…while watching your business go down the drain

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 19, 2017  

Playing it smart: Germany, US jump on the digital factory

Most companies see it as key to reducing costs and increasing productivity.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
December 17, 2016  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
December 5, 2016  

Nissan testing autonomous vehicles at Japanese plant

Automaker thinks the technology will eventually save costs and boost efficiency.

News Manufacturing General Technology
October 24, 2016  

Robots at centre of China’s strategy to leapfrog rivals

Has set national goals of producing 100,000 industrial robots a year.

News General
February 10, 2016  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 2, 2016  

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.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations
December 17, 2015  

Stressful workplace?

Avoid making workers sick

News Government Manufacturing General
September 30, 2015  

Canada up to 13th place as a global competitor

Ranking improved, but mainly because of a lower budget deficit.

News Manufacturing Economy General
September 2, 2015  

US worker productivity advances at 3.3%

Spring rebound the best showing since late 2013.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Operations Production
July 17, 2015  

Uniboard invests $7M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier plant

Manufacturer says wood fibre mat-preheating technology will boost productivity at the facility.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production Technology
July 2, 2015  

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.

Tech Centre Manufacturing General Technology
July 2, 2015  

Pilot drills enhance productivity

3- to 20-mm diameters.

Tech Centre Manufacturing General Technology
June 20, 2015  

Thread mills boost productivity

TiLAN coating.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 1, 2015  

Missing job skills harm productivity in West

Canada West study says 40% of employees need to improve basics.