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Feature Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability Technology
August 16, 2017  

Auto disruption: APMA focuses on tech, trade and Trump

The automotive parts association’s annual conference for suppliers set a positive note despite uncertainties globally and closer to home.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations
July 5, 2017  

Covering your assets

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

Feature Government Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
July 4, 2017  

West coast revival: Seaspan leads Canada’s NSS

A national shipbuilding strategy to renew Canada’s naval and coast guard fleets is paying dividends coast-to-coast.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations Production Sustainability
June 23, 2017  

St Marys Cement puts CO2 to work

Manufacturing cement products creates a lot of carbon dioxide, but it can be used to grow one of nature’s greenest sources.

Feature Aerospace Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability Technology
June 23, 2017  

New projects boost innovation: aerospace, automotive and entrepreneurs targeted

Incubators, accelerators, and developers collaborate with industry and academia to nurture research and development.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability Technology
June 22, 2017  

Innovation highlights: what’s in it for you?

Accessing funding for innovation and R&D is a lot easier.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
June 22, 2017  

Building better supervisors: certificate program boosts plant floor leadership

The EMC-Harvard course develops critical thinking, leadership and management skills, while delivering ROI and other benefits.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
June 22, 2017  

Marijuana on the job: time to update your alcohol and drug policies

Prepare for workplace issues related to the medical and recreational use of marijuana.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations Production
June 21, 2017  

Employee engagement: create owners and form natural work groups

Manage rules, create owners out of employees and organize natural work groups to enhance the benefits of lean.

Feature Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General Operations Production Sustainability
June 20, 2017  

Flow Water’s commitment to mindful hydration

Flow Water commits to the environment with a high-quality healthy beverage in a Tetra Pak container.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
April 21, 2017  

Build your skills: government funding is available – be proactive

Getting serious about workforce training? Here are some programs to get your company started.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
April 19, 2017  

Reasons to be optimistic: opportunities despite the uncertainties

The US economy is performing well, the loonie is fairly low and emerging markets appear to be strong.

Feature Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
April 15, 2017  

Cleared for lift off

Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X secures Mirabel jobs.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
April 14, 2017  

Ontario cuts hydro costs, but most manufacturers are left out

The plan to cut hydro rates by 25% shifts costs of up to $25 billion to future taxpayers.

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 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 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 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 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.

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 General Operations Production
December 20, 2016  

Train the trainer: get the job done with TWI

TWI programs are in the public domain, so they can be used freely, without charge.

Feature Manufacturing General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Operations
December 19, 2016  

Why hoses fail: common problems and practical solutions

A fluid power expert identifies potential failures and how to deal with them.

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 Manufacturing General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Operations
December 18, 2016  

Managing customer demand: leverage your enterprise excellence tools

Make it easier and less stressful for your customer to do business with you.