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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is the country’s leading trade and industry association serving as the voice of 10,000 leading companies. 

The association focuses on improving business competitiveness through:

  • policy change
  • workforce skills development
  • productivity and innovation programs
  • business to business opportunities
  • provide support resources for Small Medium Enterprises

As Canada’s leading business network, CME also chairs the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition which unites 53 industry associations, more than 100,000 companies and 2 million employees from coast to coast.

In British Columbia manufacturing is the fourth largest contributor to provincial GDP, the third largest employer, more than 55% of B.C. exports, and 30% of the business tax revenue paid to government.

KPMG has released a survey that provides an overview of the Canadian manufacturing sector and insights manufacturers can leverage to help their businesses succeed. Click on the image below to download PDF file.


Key findings of the report include:

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Canadian manufacturers are focusing their efforts over the next two years on increasing sales. They also see Canada and the US as the key markets that will fuel that growth.

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Increasing speed to market and R&D investment represent key opportunities for Canadian manufacturers. Focusing on increasing revenue and tightening cost structures has proved a successful formula throughout the global recession. As the global economy rebounds, Canadian companies have the opportunity to respond to the growing demand among their customer base for more and better products delivered faster, and gain competitive advantage by investing in R&D and increasing speed to market.

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Enhancing supply chain efficiency requires skilled talent. Companies need to align themselves with and market themselves to graduates of university degree programs that specialize in supply chain management in order to acquire the resources they need to take advantage of this critical global trend.





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