Distinguish between genuine and apparent efficiency
True kaizen generates no waste and reduces costs.
Quality in real time: How IIoT is changing automotive production
Defects are spotted and fixed before vehicles roll off the assembly line.
Saputo sells Australian dairy operations for $244M
Condition set by Australia’s regulators for Saputo’s $1.3 billion takeover of the Murray Goulburn Co-operative.
TTC says 67 of its Bombardier streetcars will be sent back for repairs
Repairs will be made in Quebec, Bombardier covering the cost; completed by 2022.
Emotional attachment: It creates employee engagement
Workers immersed in a process look for potential improvements.
Linear & Rittal: Blazing a trail through the automation industry
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Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill
Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.
Ford Canada spared from parent’s plan to cut most car models by 2020
Oakville complex currently assembles Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT, all sport utility vehicles.
War on waste: Observations from the shop floor to top floor
Identifying waste is easy, the challenge lies in engaging everyone to apply the tools
NL unveils plan for faster, cheaper offshore oil and gas development
Province will review regulations, enhance seismic data and advance tie-back technology to extract more from existing sites.
FCA to invest $1B in Michigan plant, pay out bonuses
Warren Truck Assembly Plant will make the Ram Heavy Duty Truck starting in 2020.
UPDATE: Confirmed, Alabama picked for new $1.6B Toyota Mazda plant
Will produce the Toyota Corolla compact car for North America and a new small SUV from Mazda.
What’s ahead for Canada’s automotive industry
Trump, trade and technology’s impact on the auto sector.
By the numbers: How to study a process
Analyze your data according to mean, median, mode and range.
IIoT is changing automotive and aerospace manufacturing
How these industries are making the digital transformation.
TECH TIP: How’s your motor running?
Use voltage, current readings to check conditions.
Safe forklift operation: employers, drivers share the responsibility
Ensure drivers are properly trained and capable of operating forklift vehicles safely.
Smart data modelling
Use it to better predict bearing failure.
High-tech sausage: new line gives processors 25% speed advantage
Artificial casing extrusion technology uses real smoke in smoked sausage production.
Get organized: shadow boards improve plant productivity
Set up tools as runners, repeaters and strangers to save time and effort.
Details count: focus on fine points to reduce rework
Getting them right ensures you deliver what the customer wants.
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.
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.
Prepare for an attack: lessons learned from Verizon-Yahoo ordeal
Without adequate remedial actions in place, cyber attacks can impact organizations in many ways.
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.
New projects boost innovation: aerospace, automotive and entrepreneurs targeted
Incubators, accelerators, and developers collaborate with industry and academia to nurture research and development.
Innovation highlights: what’s in it for you?
Accessing funding for innovation and R&D is a lot easier.
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.
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.
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.
Flow Water’s commitment to mindful hydration
Flow Water commits to the environment with a high-quality healthy beverage in a Tetra Pak container.
Build your skills: government funding is available – be proactive
Getting serious about workforce training? Here are some programs to get your company started.