Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has launched the Manufacturing Accelerator Program, designed to help Manitoba’s manufacturers to become more globally competitive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working with Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) and other key partners, the initiative will support individual companies and enhance the manufacturing network through advisory services, benchmarking assessments, and competency development to accelerate the competitiveness of Manitoba’s manufacturing sector.
“Through CME programs and services, MTM has been able to accelerate both our Lean and technology adoption efforts and create even better value for our customers. From our supply chain to the skilled people we need to do our leading-edge work, having access to these supports is critical to growing companies and to Manitoba businesses overall,” said Gord Atamanchuk, General Manager of Manitoba-based manufacturer Micro Tool & Machine Ltd
Manufacturing is a key part of the Manitoba economy and nearly every local manufacturing company has had to make adjustments due to supply chain issues, said Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada.
“Our government is providing support to the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) to help local companies succeed at home and internationally,” Vandal said.
Ron Koslowsky, CME Vice President explained that the program aims to support economic growth by building resilient, world-class suppliers who can serve customers around the world, as well as accelerating productivity and investment through advanced digital manufacturing. The program will also build competencies to develop skills needed and attract new talent into manufacturing careers.
While Manitoba manufacturers already have investment intentions of $1billion, through the MAP initiative, CME hopes to help boost these figures. CME will assist companies in focused corporate strategic planning and implementation, enhance Manitoba supplier’s capabilities and productivity through manufacturing digitalization and continued Lean processes.
More information: www.cme-mec.ca/manufacturing-accelerator-program