Industry 4.0 is transforming the world of manufacturing. The convergence of digital, biological and physical innovations are lowering operating costs, increasing flexibility and responsiveness, reducing waste and improving product quality. These technologies are opening new doors for innovative, risk-taking companies and threatening to leave slow adopters behind.
CURRENT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT PROGRAM - ONTARIO
CME’s Technology Investment Program aims to help Ontario manufacturers automate production, reduce their environmental footprint, and increase their competitiveness in the global market.
The program provides direct financial assistance to SME manufacturers in southern Ontario in the form of a matching contribution of up to $50,000 (a maximum of 50% of eligible costs, which can include capital equipment, materials, training on new equipment, installation of new equipment, professional service fees, as well as a company’s direct labour devoted to the completion and management of the project) to support the investment in long-term production assets and technology that increase capacity and reduce emissions on production.
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TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM - British Columbia
Investing in new productive assets and technology is critical to keep manufacturers competitive. Over 40% of manufacturers identify uncertainty on the Return on Investment and Cost/Benefit as the main reasons they are not investing in new technology. CME’s Technology Assessment Program will help companies understand which technologies are best suited for their needs and provide greater certainty on investments.
The Technology Assessment Program connects SME Manufacturers in British Columbia with LEAN Facilitators to get customized Technology Assessments.
CME’s LEAN Facilitators will work on-site with your Company to create a customized plan on how to improve your productivity by capitalizing on existing assets and guiding your team in implementation of the latest advanced manufacturing technologies including hardware, software and cloud computing.
Upon completion of the Assessment, the Facilitator will recommend an action plan that will enable your business to make informed decisions to assess, purchase, adopt, implement, train and / or maintain new technologies.
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COALITION FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING - MANITOBA
Formed in 2017, CAM aims to raise awareness and coordinate input from Manitoba entities on advanced manufacturing initiatives. Our group unites Manitoba’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem and seeks to speak with one voice on issues affecting Manitoba’s advanced manufacturing environment. Led by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), and supported by WestCaRD, our work covers a series of projects of varying complexities and scope. Our strength rests in our ability to work together to leverage our resources rather than operating as stand-alone organizations.
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LEAN - CANADA
Embracing a Lean philosophy is one of the most powerful things your business can do.
Lean is a proven strategy for maximizing the potential of staff to deliver more value to the customer and to do this in less time, with less effort. The core concepts of Lean are to create a better flow of information, product or service and to spend more time adding value and less time on wasteful activities. Lean has been successfully applied in all sectors and all sizes of business, to deliver significant improvements in productivity, quality, safety and morale.
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CANADA MAKES - CANADA
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada. The network covers a broad range of additive manufacturing technologies including 3D printing; reverse engineering 3D imaging; medical implants and replacement human tissue; metallic 3D printing and more.
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PEER COUNCILS - CANADA
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters brings executives and seniors managers together to exchange information, ideas, and insights. Members meet monthly in facilitated peer groups of 8 to 10 individuals from non-competing companies. The peer group model ensures high level of commitment and accountability which in turns offers valuable solution-seeking discussions.
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LEAN AM READINESS ASSESSMENT AND ADVISORY SERVICES
Lean AM Readiness Assessment and Advisory Services provide manufacturers with the necessary tools, real-life expertise and executive engagements that help organizations and supply chains to make the most out of Lean AM. These initiatives are available by specific regions; please check with your local CME representative for availability or contact for more information.