Smart and secure: IIoT rewards come with risks
Not all necessary safeguards have been implemented to protect networks, data and systems from cyber threats.
Workers have rights: reducing risks posed by potential liabilities
Focus on human resources backed up with employment practices and liability insurance.
Youth under-employment: an opportunity to fill skills gaps
Young people looking for a way out of dead-end employment represent the next generation of skilled workers.
Aurora Sky rolls a big one
A new 800,000 square-foot greenhouse facility will have an annual capacity equivalent to almost 313 million joints.
Building success by engaging employees
AGNORA focuses on employee well-being to eliminate traditional problems related to absenteeism and skills shortages.
Congress swings the BAT
The Republican-backed proposal would alter the tax system to penalize imports, without special status for Canada.
Is this “good-bye” Ontario?
Coalition calls for government action as soaring energy and carbon costs drive small and mid-sized companies out of the province.
Four ways to reduce productivity
…while watching your business go down the drain
Continuous improvement isn’t enough: Industry 4.0 sets a new bar
Technology allows manufacturers to consider their processes differently, and drastically improve upon them.
Leverage legal issues: innovating in a complex regulatory environment
Take advantage of legal issues to boost value and minimize IP risks.
Your workforce is aging: what you need to know about adapting
As manufacturing workforces age, employers will face a number of issues that will have to be addressed.
Maintaining electrical systems: is your workplace as safe as you think?
A good electrical maintenance program is based on the new CSA Z463 industry standard.
Visitors are your best auditors: feedback delivers opportunities for improvement
Fresh eye of new employees, suppliers, sales reps and customers are always the best to question or confirm the effectiveness of processes.
Shift your power use: ICI expands to add big users
The Ontario government has expanded the Industrial Conservation Initiative to add 700 companies.
Electrovaya: Charging a greener future
Electrovaya is confident its safer and greener technology will overcome concerns about the promising battery technology.
Playing it smart: Germany, US jump on the digital factory
Most companies see it as key to reducing costs and increasing productivity.
Drill ship power challenge: hybrid solution solves distribution issues
AKA and Rittal collaborate to solve energy efficiency and recycling issues related to a deepwater drill ship installation.
Learning curve: not on the customer’s time
If a company is willing to let employees look incompetent in front of customers, it’s going to lose revenue when they go elsewhere.
Carbon pricing a triumph of ideology over reason
There couldn’t be a worse time to hand another competitive advantage to the Americans.
CEOs are confident about growth, but concerned about protectionism
Canadian CEOs are optimistic for 2017, but many agree it’s going to be tougher to compete amidst growing protectionism.
When disaster strikes…top up your D&O liability coverage
Company directors and officers sometimes find their personal assets are at risk when D&O coverage protecting the company run out.
Will trade get Trumped? Play it cool with ‘America First’
Companies are still optimistic about sales but many are concerned about potential US protectionist policies.
Living in interesting times
Now that Donald Trump is officially ensconced in the…
Workplace violence: what you need to know
It’s a problem that disrupts the workplace and devastates the victims, its consequences immediately and potentially long term.
NAFTA: Now what?
Would a Trump campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA actually benefit Canadian businesses?
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.
Confidence with caution: growth predicted, Industry 4.0 adoption lags
Manufacturers are primed to grow their businesses but are cautious about investments next year.
Check under the hood: make it part of your due diligence process
Failure to assess cyber risks can lead to litigation and a depreciated value of the acquisition.
Industrie 2030: CME’s plan to double output and exports
Manufacturers would generate $1.2 trillion in manufacturing output over 15 years.
Counterfeiter issues? XRCC experts are on the job
The Xerox Research Centre of Canada has developed advanced materials to meet manufacturers’ security challenges.
OTTO-mating material handling: Clearpath transforms in-plant logistics
The Waterloo, Ont. innovator’s self-driving vehicles help manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0.
Securing the supply chain: hackers may target vendors to access your network
With the push towards automation and digitization of the supply chain, cyber risks can be significant.