Adaptability: A Key Characteristic of a Successful Industry 4.0 Firm

April 11, 2018

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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Ontario 360: Manufacturing Sector – Transition Briefing

April 10, 2018

“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

April 6, 2018

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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The Response of Educational Institutions to Industry 4.0

March 21, 2018

By Jonathan Soriano What is Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 represents the integration of real-time data analytics into the end-to-end manufacturing production process. This integration enables all parties involved in production to access the data and respond immediately. The result is an interconnected, automated manufacturing process that allows increased product customization. Productivity is also improved because […]

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Blockchain and Advanced Manufacturing

March 13, 2018

by Kevin Madden Although “blockchain” is still an unfamiliar concept to many people, most individuals involved in business and technology have at least heard the term. Blockchain was first introduced in 2008 by a figure named Satoshi Nakamoto as the technology behind the now world-famous cryptocurrency, bitcoin. While its most significant application has been in […]

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