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Introduction to Green Supply Chain Management – Special Bonus Workshop

On the morning of October 25th and an added special bonus for aerospace professionals attending the Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum October 24th at the University of Waterloo is the Workshop – Introduction to Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM).

Register for Canada Makes forum here

For the past couple of years CME Canada Makes has partnered with the GARDN project Greening the Aerospace Supply Chain. Some of you may remember the aerospace survey we shared last year. We are now ready to introduce some of the results of this project.

During the Canada Makes Forum François Charron-Doucet, Director of Quality Control and Scientific Director at Groupe AGÉCO, will present the survey results Green Aerospace Practices in Canada.

The next day is the 3-hour workshop that is intended for professionals from the procurement, operations and design departments involved in the aerospace sector value chain.

The objective of the workshop is to introduce the participants to the concepts and best practices related to GSCM. The completion of the workshop will allow the participants to apply GSCM thinking and facilitate the implementation of GSCM initiatives into various organizational processes.

More specifically, the workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What is GSCM?
  • Why implement GSCM?
  • The approaches to GSCM
    • Green sourcing
    • Green design
    • Green operations
  • How to implement GSCM?
  • Application of GSCM to:
    • Standard parts
    • Avionics
    • Composites
    • Additive manufacturing

The Objectives of the Greening the Aerospace Supply Chain are to define a supply-chain management framework to provide industrials with the capacity to prioritize eco-responsible purchasing actions, define technologies’ green specifications and efficiently treat environmental information. The acquired knowledge will offer a collaboration model fully adapted to the Canadian aerospace sector, facilitating ecodesign across the supply chain.

It aims to contribute to the development of a sustainable air transportation system and will provide industrials and their suppliers with tools and methods to significantly reduce the environmental footprint.

Please confirm your interest at hugues.i-tetreault@groupeageco.ca

Promation joins Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to announce Promation as its newest partner to join our National Additive Manufacturing network. The Oakville, Ontario based Promation is now offering 3D printing solutions to go with its Engineering, Equipment and Tooling Solutions for the Automotive, Nuclear and Aerospace & Defense Industries.

Mark Zimny, Promation’s Founder and CEO said, “Promation is pleased to join Canada Makes.  The benefits that Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing expertise can bring to Canadian industry and academia through Canada Makes will have a significant impact on our future.  We expect this to be a key part of our Accelerated Growth Strategy to double to size of Promation within the next 5 years.”

“Canada’s manufacturing sector is fortunate to have a company like Promation join Canada’s Additive Manufacturing supply chain. Promation’s proven capabilities and proficiency in project management, advanced automation technology, engineering and a developed manufacturing facility will be a great benefit to its partnering companies,” stated Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes.

Promation has partnered with University of Waterloo’s Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab to develop the next generation of metal additive manufacturing that will enable high-value applications at a higher quality and lower operating costs. They have also established a network of research centers, first-class AM partners and suppliers to deliver complete integrated solutions to their clients ranging from simple devices to integrated systems and production facilities custom-tailored to customer-specific requirements.

Promation’s work with the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab focuses on the next generation of additive manufacturing processes. To this end, the lab explores novel processes and techniques to deliver advanced materials, innovative products, modeling and simulation tools, monitoring devices, closed-loop control systems, quality assurance algorithms and holistic in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques.

About Promation
Founded in 1995, Promation,a privately owned Canadian Corporation, is a leading automation, robotic and tooling system manufacturer in Oakville, Ontario. Promation delivers custom equipment and turnkey systems to their global customers in three divisions; Nuclear, Automotive, and Aerospace & Defence. They customize best-in-class solutions, which are supported by a team of experienced PLC designers, engineering, manufacturing and quality professionals with industry expertise. www.promation.com

 

Additive Manufacturing in the Canadian aerospace industry

A survey of the Canadian aerospace industry reveals a difference in perception among AM stakeholders

The following research project aims to facilitate the integration of metal additive manufacturing (AM) into the Canadian aerospace supply chain. Due to its versatility, AM could provide an interesting niche for Canadian manufacturing SMEs by allowing them to manufacture a large spectrum of metal products without an in-house foundry, forge or press. Canada is ranked among the global elite in the aerospace industry, and the development of AM expertise is essential to ensuring local suppliers remain competitive and keep pace with modern manufacturing.

HEC Montréal gathered the opinions of over 70 organizations from every level of the additive manufacturing (AM) value chain in order to measure the differences in stakeholders’ perceptions of AM-related opportunities, challenges, cost drivers and advancement initiatives.

To view the results of this survey click here.

Canada Makes would like to thank Gabriel Doré of HEC Montréal for the work on this important document. This M.Sc. thesis was supported by HEC Montréal, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec.

About HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal is a French-language business school located in Montréal, Canada. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 78,000 students in all fields of management. HEC is the business school of the University of Montreal.