Is ERP for me?

By Alain Albert There comes a time in any manufacturer’s journey where the factory he or she gave birth to grows to become an unwieldy,...

Oblivious: Designers must see the trees for the forest

I really like maple trees, but the tree that I’m the most familiar with is actually the most common tree in Canada, the Populus...

It’s never too early to incorporate

By Munish Mehta It is no secret that Canadians have been caught up in the start-up culture that has emerged across various industries. According to Innovation,...

When it comes to vacuum hold-down: Don’t suck

An often-overlooked aspect of digital manufacturing is how to hold down the material while performing the machining operation. Over the years and after talking to...

Balance, for now

It was harder than I had anticipated. But that’s because I didn’t think it through. I wanted to visit a furniture factory in Cambodia, and...

Small claims court

Going to court can be expensive. However, in some circumstances, a lower-cost option is available. The Small Claims Court is a branch of the Ontario Superior...

Mindful museums

Where manual and fine art meet By Paul Epp I go to a lot of museums. I see it as professional development. I’m kind of in that...

Creative energy

As 2018 is just barely poking its head out on a cold January morning, there is no doubt that we are living in a...

Big labour changes here

At this point, many of us have heard about the increases to the minimum wage that have taken effect across the province of Ontario. This...

Software success: production is not magic

New software can transform a business, increase productivity and improve the bottom line, all the while making the work of the team members easier...