Lean Manufacturing

Free manufacturer’s toolkit

January 31, 2019

Our partners at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) developed a free manufacturer’s toolkit. Manufacturing is a tough business. That’s why in addition to financing and advisory services, BDC offers industry-specific tools for boosting profitability. This toolkit will help you do just that. The toolkit includes a “Digitizing your business” webinar, free assessments of digital maturity and […]

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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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