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Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General
March 19, 2017  

Smart and secure: IIoT rewards come with risks

Not all necessary safeguards have been implemented to protect networks, data and systems from cyber threats.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General
March 18, 2017  

Workers have rights: reducing risks posed by potential liabilities

Focus on human resources backed up with employment practices and liability insurance.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
March 17, 2017  

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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
March 16, 2017  

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.

Feature Construction Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
March 15, 2017  

Building success by engaging employees

AGNORA focuses on employee well-being to eliminate traditional problems related to absenteeism and skills shortages.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
March 14, 2017  

Congress swings the BAT

The Republican-backed proposal would alter the tax system to penalize imports, without special status for Canada.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
March 13, 2017  

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.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General
March 9, 2017  

Four ways to reduce productivity

…while watching your business go down the drain

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability Technology
February 27, 2017  

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 24, 2017  

Leverage legal issues: innovating in a complex regulatory environment

Take advantage of legal issues to boost value and minimize IP risks.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 23, 2017  

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Operations Production
February 22, 2017  

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations
February 22, 2017  

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.

Feature Energy Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Sustainability
February 21, 2017  

Shift your power use: ICI expands to add big users

The Ontario government has expanded the Industrial Conservation Initiative to add 700 companies.

Feature Electronics Energy Manufacturing Business Operations General Sustainability
February 20, 2017  

Electrovaya: Charging a greener future

Electrovaya is confident its safer and greener technology will overcome concerns about the promising battery technology.

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Technology
February 19, 2017  

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 18, 2017  

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.

Insight Business Operations Economy General
February 16, 2017  

Carbon pricing a triumph of ideology over reason

There couldn’t be a worse time to hand another competitive advantage to the Americans.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 16, 2017  

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 15, 2017  

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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 13, 2017  

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.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
February 12, 2017  

Living in interesting times

Now that Donald Trump is officially ensconced in the

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations
December 19, 2016  

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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
December 17, 2016  

NAFTA: Now what?

Would a Trump campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA actually benefit Canadian businesses?

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
December 16, 2016  

Confidence with caution: growth predicted, Industry 4.0 adoption lags

Manufacturers are primed to grow their businesses but are cautious about investments next year.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General
December 15, 2016  

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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
December 13, 2016  

Industrie 2030: CME’s plan to double output and exports

Manufacturers would generate $1.2 trillion in manufacturing output over 15 years.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
December 12, 2016  

Counterfeiter issues? XRCC experts are on the job

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada has developed advanced materials to meet manufacturers’ security challenges.

Feature Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production Technology
December 10, 2016  

OTTO-mating material handling: Clearpath transforms in-plant logistics

The Waterloo, Ont. innovator’s self-driving vehicles help manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
November 10, 2016  

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.