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NAICS

September 20, 2018

Use our newly developed search engine to determine which NAICS code your product belongs to. Start by typing the category of your main product. Note: NAICS descriptions that end with ‘T’ fall under the trilateral agreement between Canada, USA, and Mexico.

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Making It in Manufacturing 2018 Summit – September 25, 2018

September 6, 2018

Ottawa Employment Hub & Ottawa Board of Trade are hosting a Making It in Manufacturing 2018 Summit on September 25th, 2018 in Ottawa. This free event will provide you with an opportunity to learn about support available in your sector and success stories of building a strong network to attract talent; find out how local […]

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Augmented Reality

August 20, 2018

by Jonathan Soriano Augmented reality (AR) has recently emerged as a technology with the potential to greatly improve manufacturing processes. However, there is a common misconception that augmented reality and automation are competing technologies. The reality is these two technologies are complementary and can both be utilized to help firms improve productivity. Augmented reality enables […]

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Impact of Industry 4.0 on Business Models of SMEs: Lessons From Germany

August 8, 2018

by Kevin Madden If you are a small-to-medium enterprise (SME), you have likely heard the phrase “Industry 4.0”. You may not, however, be convinced that it is relevant to your business. Many SMEs understand Industry 4.0 as an initiative that large corporations with exorbitant capital budgets, like Siemens or Boeing, are undertaking. However, regardless of […]

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Part 2: Technologies Used for Big Data Analytics

July 30, 2018

Illustration by Davide Bonazzi (https://www.copyrightuser.org/understand/exceptions/text-data-mining/) By Jonathan Soriano Prior to implementing new technology used for big data analytics, firms must ensure that the collected data is high-quality. Establishing repeatable processes that build and maintain standards for data quality is of the utmost importance, given that data is constantly flowing in and out of an organization. […]

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Part 1: Big Data Analytics and its Benefits

July 23, 2018

by Jonathan Soriano Companies have been using basic data analytics long before the term “big data” existed. As far back as the 1950s, firms would discover insights and trends by manually examining numbers in a spreadsheet. Until now, firms could gather information, run analytics, and use the information discovered to assist with future decisions. Today, […]

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