Operations

April 29, 2019 – Kaizen, a Japanese term meaning improvement, is more than a Lean strategy; it is a philosophy that affects the entirety of an organization.
April 4, 2019 – If you are someone who wants to improve your workday, then Lean manufacturing can empower you to make lasting impact.
Dec. 30, 2017 - The manufacturing floor is a complex place. Every day simple materials are being transformed into finished goods and shipped all over the world. Waste, in all forms, is one of the biggest adversaries a manufacturing floor faces in their battle to maximum profitability, but what is waste?
Nov. 29, 2017 - The mass production of footwear and apparel used to make sense for the fashion industry — the idea being the more product you could make, the more product you could sell. But the industry has evolved.
Nov. 6, 2017 - Manufacturing automation and lean manufacturing both have the same goals — to satisfy your customers at the lowest cost possible. To meet these goals, both approaches are aligned toward completely removing any non-value or low-value activities, cutting down on wastage and still maintaining a good standard of quality.
Apr. 19, 2017 - At GE Healthcare’s 280,000-square-foot repair operations centre in Milwaukee, Wis., a fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles are used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly.
May 14, 2019 – ABB has opened its first CO2-neutral and energy self-sufficient production site in the world, with the commissioning of a solar power plant at a factory in Lüdenscheid, Germany.
January 28, 2019 – Two Canadian manufacturing companies recently landed on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index (Global 100), one of the world's leading sustainability indices.
January 2, 2019 – Scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a powder that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from factories and power plants.
Apr. 3, 2018 - Taking collective action on climate change has never been as critical as it is today. From floods to severe storms, Ontarians are already experiencing the impact of climate change.
Mar. 28, 2018 - SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son announced Wednesday a $200-billion solar power project in Saudi Arabia, which he described as “the world’s biggest solar power generation.”
Mar. 20, 2018 - The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener.
August 30, 2019 – Lifers – that’s what Jamie Ecclestone, vice-president of marketing at Calstone, calls the staff at her family’s production facility and distribution centre in Scarborough, Ontario.
May 6, 2019 – In early 2016, JTEKT Automotive, a Tennessee-based automotive supplier, had a simple goal: Upgrade certain machining capabilities for a new project with a global automotive company.
April 24, 2019 – The industrialization of our economies around the world owes a debt to forging and the men and women who operate forging equipment. 
March 27, 2019 – In the highly competitive world of custom machine design, being open to change is a key to sustaining success.
February 21, 2019 – Ten years ago, tourists looking for a taste of the local life in Southern Canada may have asked for one of the region’s best wines. Today, it’s all about craft beer.From entrepreneurial newcomers to large-scale producers, brewers in Canada are cashing in on the thirst for craft beer. The number of microbreweries – producing less than 25,000 cases of 24 – has more than doubled in the last seven years.
February 6, 2019 – Automate 2019 takes place April 8-11, 2019 in Chicago, and organizers have announced a slate of conference sessions about automation around the theme Win the Future.
September 12, 2019 – Belden Canada Inc., a manufacturer of connectivity and networking products in Cobourg, Ontario, has been fined $70,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after a worker was critically injured in operating machinery at its facility.
September 12, 2019 – Rockwell Automation has added three new members to its Machine Safety System Integrator program, which connects companies with system integrators that have expertise in current safety standards and a track record of designing safety systems.
September 9, 2019 – From Oct. 1 to Dec. 27, the Ontario Ministry of Labour is conducting a province-wide health and safety inspection blitz on musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards in all sectors.
August 19, 2019 – THS Industries Ltd., a company that manufactures steel nails, has been fined $50,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after pleading guilty to an offence involving a critical injury to a worker at its production facility in Kitchener, Ontario.
August 13, 2019 – The impact of cannabis legalization on Canadian organizations is the subject of a report released today by The Conference Board of Canada, ahead of the one-year mark since cannabis legalization in Canada on October 17.
August 6, 2019 – Beginning on January 1, 2020, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will introduce a new way of setting premium rates for almost 300,000 businesses across Ontario.

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