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September 3, 2019

Trillium is pleased to announce the release of our first updated version of TrilliumGIS. TrilliumGIS is an easily accessible online application that connects investors, suppliers, education institutions, and business developers in the province to enhance the growth of the manufacturing sector. Similar tools have been in use in Mexico and the U.S. for some time, […]

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Machine Learning and Its Applications in Advanced Manufacturing

May 10, 2018

by Kevin Madden “Machine learning” (ML) is a popular term used by Industry 4.0 enthusiasts. But while there is undoubtedly excitement surrounding the phrase and its potential implications for the manufacturing industry, many people have a difficult time explaining exactly what ML is. It is crucial that manufacturers have a high-level understanding of this concept, […]

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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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Industry 4.0

March 28, 2018

by Breenda Shah What is Industry 4.0? The (First) Industrial Revolution was defined by the steam engines of the late 1700s and early 1800s, which entirely transformed the textile industry and improved transportation. The Second Industrial Revolution saw the introduction of electricity, assembly lines, and mass production, allowing the mechanization of factories. The Third Industrial […]

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