Studies & Reports
November 9, 2018 – More industrial companies are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to collect data on their production lines, but most still aren't using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage it all, according to a new study by IFS, the global enterprise applications company.
October 31, 2018 – The energy and financial sectors helped boost Canadian economic growth in August despite weakness in manufacturing due to auto assembly plant shutdowns.
October 31, 2018 – China's manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October as domestic demand weakened, an official measure showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington.
October 17, 2018 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to $58.6 billion in August, due to a drop in motor vehicle sales.
October 12, 2018 – A majority of industrial companies are using safety to not only mitigate risks but also to improve productivity and profitability, according to a survey by LNS Research.
October 4, 2018 – Canadian companies tend to be overconfident or unprepared to protect sensitive information from data breaches – mostly because they have an incomplete or inadequate picture about the evolving challenges they face, according to cybersecurity experts.
October 12, 2018 – In spite of Canada's reputation as a hotbed of artificial intelligence, AI deployment has not yet been a "real success" for the country's companies, a new report has found.
October 1, 2018 - A new report by research firm Frost & Sullivan explores the industrial automation market landscape and predicts that automation vendors will develop more partnerships to drive growth in the sector. The study also found that more established interest in digitalization is leading to more bolt-on solutions in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
September 28, 2018 - Strength in the manufacturing sector helped the Canadian economy grow more than expected in July and boost expectations the Bank of Canada will raise its key interest rate next month.
September 21, 2018 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 0.9 per cent in July to $58.6 billion, boosted by the transportation equipment and chemical industries.
September 14, 2018 - U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 per cent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural gas.
September 7, 2018 - The economy lost 51,600 jobs last month in a decrease that drove up the unemployment rate and essentially wiped out a big gain in July, Statistics Canada said Friday.
August 16, 2018 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose more than expected in June, boosted by the petroleum and coal product industry.
August 15, 2018 - U.S. manufacturing output rose a solid 0.3 per cent last month, led by increased production of cars, electronics, and appliances.
July 31, 2018 - China's manufacturing decelerated in July as exports and domestic demand weakened, adding to challenges for Beijing amid rising trade tension with Washington.