Studies & Reports
September 13, 2019 – North American manufacturers in the automotive and heavy industry sectors say in a new report that they are unable to scale their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) investments across their enterprises, and therefore are losing millions of dollars in potential profits while falling behind competitors.
September 3, 2019 – U.S. factory activity shrank in August for the first time since August 2016, a sign that the trade war with China is weighing down a crucial sector of the economy.
August 21, 2019 – The North American robotics market is up 7.2 per cent in the first half of 2019, according to a new report released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), part of the Association for Advancing Automation.
August 20, 2019 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.2 per cent to $58 billion in June, led lower by a drop in the petroleum and coal product and food industries.
August 9, 2019 – Wage growth in Canada accelerated last month to its highest level in more than decade, according to numbers released Friday from Statistics Canada.
July 31, 2019 – The Canadian economy grew for a third consecutive month in May, rising 0.2 per cent overall as 13 of 20 sectors advanced.
July 25, 2019 – The C.D. Howe Institute says negatives will outweigh the positives for all three parties to the new Canada-United States-Mexico free trade agreement but it will hit Mexico hardest and the U.S. the lightest.
July 25, 2019 – Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods rose last month after sharp declines the previous two months, propelled by demand for commercial aircraft and cars.
July 22, 2019 – The pending regulatory changes introduced by the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) are affecting the business of Canadian process manufacturers, according to a new survey conducted by Sage, a provider of cloud business management solutions.
July 9, 2019 – Despite dire predictions, history and demographics suggest that burgeoning technologies (including automation, artificial intelligence and robotization) will not lead to substantial job losses, finds a new essay series released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
July 8, 2019 – Canada has seen a sharp decline in production volumes over the past three months, according to IHS Markit’s latest Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report.
July 5, 2019 – Medium-sized manufacturers in Canada are more likely to be further along in their digital transformation than other companies across the country but fall short on integrating cybersecurity and mobility applications, according to a new study conducted by TELUS Business and International Data Corporation (IDC).
July 2, 2019 – U.S. factory activity grew at a slower pace in June for the third straight month as measures of new orders and inventories fell.
June 26, 2019 – Industrial robots and automation could displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, according to a new report by Oxford Economics – but new jobs for humans will open up at nearly the same rate as they are destructed.
June 26, 2019 – The global motion control and motor market saw a 0.2 per cent decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2019 versus the same period last year – down to $952.3 million, according to the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA).
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