Month: April 2018

Adaptability: A Key Characteristic of a Successful Industry 4.0 Firm

By Kevin Madden With the global economy in the preliminary stages of Industry 4.0 (also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution), it is still hard to say what a “true” Industry 4.0 company will look like. However, it is almost certain that the firms poised to succeed in this new environment will be adaptable. Adaptability …

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Ottawa Employment Hub

Ottawa Employment Hub hosted the fourth annual “Building Connections” event on April 10th, 2018. Participants enjoyed a day of networking, personal development, and learning how Ottawa businesses, educators and employment services innovate to connect talent and skills to jobs. Trillium was represented by its Deputy Director David Moloney. For more information click here.

Ontario 360: Manufacturing Sector – Transition Briefing

“Ontario 360, housed at Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), is releasing 30 daily “transition briefings” by a wide range of policy experts on a comprehensive set of issues facing Ontario’s next government.” One of the 30 “transition briefings” has been contributed by Trillium’s Network for Advanced Manufacturing deputy directors Paul Boothe, David …

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Lean Manufacturing

by Breenda Shah What is lean manufacturing? Lean manufacturing aims to maximize value for customers and minimize waste through continuous improvements in the production process. “Value,” as defined here, refers to any action or activity that a customer is willing to pay for; “waste” refers to any part of the production process that has no …

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Manufacturing Innovation Summit

On April 5th, 2018 The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) presented Manufacturing Innovation Summit in Barrie.  This event  convened industry experts, executives, investors, and entrepreneurs from the Ontario manufacturing sector to learn firsthand how small and medium size manufacturers are leveraging data in practical ways that are improving their company’s bottom line. Trillium was …

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