Canadian Manufacturing

productivity


  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Dicey first quarter for pulp and paper maker Domtar

    April 25, 2013 by The Canadian Press

    The Montreal-based paper and forest product company benefited from better paper pricing than expected, but productivity at several mills was down

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Labour productivity biggest contributor to competitiveness: survey

    July 30, 2012 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    Modern infrastructure, government support and foreign direct investment were considered less important.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Manufacturing Leadership Series: Productivity

    February 2, 2012 by

    Considering its economic performance has fared better than most other markets, Canadian business owners can’t afford to overlook productivity lapses.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Productivity, defined: Kaizen

    January 30, 2012 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    Kaizen The Japanese word for “continuous improvement” was introduced after the Second World War as a way to humanize the workplace, eliminate overly difficult work and offer line-workers a scientific approach to their jobs. In a nutshell, Kaizen: •    Involves

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Productivity, defined: six sigma

    January 30, 2012 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    Developed in 1986 by telecommunications giant, Motorola, Six Sigma’s goal is to improve the quality of process output by identifying and removing the causes of defects. It also minimizes variability in manufacturing. It is used by some of the world’s

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Canada’s productivity paradox

    January 30, 2012 by Matt Powell

    Time to wake-up when it comes to productivity.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Common productivity misfires

    January 30, 2012 by Matt Powell

    CanadianManufacturing.com outlines common—and costly—productivity lapses.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Top Productivity Boosts

    January 30, 2012 by Matt Powell

    TORONTO—Canadian productivity needs a boost. Here’s a list of effective strategies from some of Canada’s leading business minds, consultancies and research associations. Expansion: Canadian businesses must continue expansion into new markets. By improving relationships with emerging economies—developed or not—Canadian firms

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Productivity, defined: 5S

    January 30, 2012 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    5S describes a standard approach to housekeeping within a lean manufacturing operation. And as many elements of lean, it originated within the walls of Japanese automaker Toyota. Simply speaking, 5S refers to keeping work areas tidy and free of clutter.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Productivity, defined: Total productive maintenance (TPM)

    January 30, 2012 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a method for improving machine availability through better use of maintenance and production resources. In TPM, machine operators are trained to perform many of the day-to-day tasks such as simple maintenance and fault-finding. Teams are