The Tools to Compete in a Global Market

The Manufacturing & Export Enhancement Cluster supports Western Canadian manufacturers in overcoming operational challenges through implementation of manufacturing best practices and Smart Manufacturing solutions.

The Lean Accelerator Program (LEAP), available to Cluster members, allows manufacturers to gain insight into existing process and identifies opportunities for implementation of best practices and digital tools that increase productivity, decrease costs, and reduce reliance on manual and paper based processes.  Click here to learn more.

The Cluster hosts a variety of events throughout the year to support networking, learning, and foster collaboration within the manufacturing ecosystem in Western Canada.  Sign up for a FREE Associate Membership to stay up to date on Cluster news and event announcements.

5S Training…For a Safer and Happier Workplace

Unlock the potential of Lean’s 5S methodology to improve your company’s safety performance. A program that makes a business safer, happier AND more productive? How can that be? Discover why businesses the world over are implementing 5S. It’s inexpensive and it yields improvements that delight front-line workers, office staff, senior leadership – and even shareholders.

Red Deer – November 7th

Edmonton – November 23rd

Sign up today!  Limited spaces available!

Need to Finance your Growth?

The MEE Cluster has teamed up with Servus Credit Union to provide manufacturers with better financing terms and discounts on your banking!

Diversifying Manufacturing into the Aerospace Sector

Rewatch the Diversifying Manufacturing into the Aerospace Sector webinar.  The webinar provided information for manufacturers to aid them in entering the global Aerospace supply chain.

Download the MEE Cluster's Report on Smart Manufacturing Technology Adoption

In 2022, the MEE Cluster surveyed over 80 manufacturers across the four Western Provinces to gain insight into the current state of adoption of Smart Manufacturing technology and future adoption plans by industry.  Click here to download a summary or follow the link below to complete a short survey to download the full report.

Manufacturer kicks off digital transformation and Lean program with help from MEE

The MEE Cluster worked with a rural Alberta manufacturer to kickoff implementation of digital tools and LEAN within their operations.

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Measuring Time is Critical to Making Money

Measuring Time is Critical to Making Money

Written by: Paul Hogendoorn, MEE Cluster Digital Transformation Specialist Most of us have heard the term “time is money” used mostly by people that sell their services based on time. In manufacturing, time really is money, so to improve as a company, its very...

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Four Areas to Adopt Digital Technologies

Four Areas to Adopt Digital Technologies

Written by: Paul Hogendoorn, MEE Cluster Digital Transformation Specialist There are many conversations today about “digital transformation” and adopting digital technologies in your manufacturing operation. There’s also a lot of confusion, uncertainty, hesitancy, and...

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