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May 2020

COVID-19 Cyber Security Implications

May 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cyber security continues to be a top concern for Canadian automotive parts manufacturers as they have accelerated their use of existing systems and leveraged new technologies to adapt to distanced working environments. Companies have been taking the first steps needed to protect themselves for the short-term. However, they will need to keep reevaluating the cyber landscape in order to stay resilient, not just during the re-start period, but for the long-term. On May 7th: John Heaton, Cyber Security Partner, KPMG Canada…

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Restarting Supply Chains and Trade

May 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Canadian automotive industry and its major production hubs are critical to the health of the economy, and a key link in the sector’s global supply chain. In addition, post COVID19 and CUSMA implementation, to what extent will supply chains be transformed and remodeled? On May 14th, our Panelists provided advice, insights and perspectives to help keep industrial supply chains strong through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Agenda: Moderator: Peter Hatges, Partner, National Sector Leader, Automotive, KPMG Canada & Managing…

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Coronavirus Impact and Global Automotive Production Outlook

May 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic is one that affects us all on a global scale. It is a crisis that most of us have never seen before.  Vehicle production and supplier impacts have been significant, but is it the worst we’ve ever seen in the auto sector? With the restart of assembly and production in various stages in different areas of the world,  AutoForecast Solutions (AFS) is tracking the impact on the global vehicle outlook.  Join Joe McCabe, President and CEO, AutoForecast…

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Best Manufacturing Apps Conference

May 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Microsoft & VOX ISM are pleased to offer their third annual Best Manufacturing Apps Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Best Manufacturing Apps Conference will be conducted online. The Best Manufacturing Apps Conference showcases the Top 10 Manufacturing Apps that work with Microsoft’s ERP software – Dynamics 365 Business Central for Canadian manufacturers.  This is a 90-minute event, and each vendor will present their product for 7 minutes online to showcase their Manufacturing App. After the first 90…

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Reskilling Manufacturing with AI – Learn why AI is critical to withstand the COVID-19 Crisis

May 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Date:  Thursday, May 28 Time: 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CEST. Presenters: Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass Analytics and Michael Gardiner, Manufacturing Industry Lead, Microsoft COVID-19 has sent a thunderbolt in manufacturing that is putting immense pressure on industrial operations to run at their absolute best. Microsoft and Canvass Analytics, our partner which specializes in AI-powered analytics for the industrial sector, which will highlight how manufacturers are reskilling their workforce with AI to give industrial operators control of their data. Now, more…

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June 2020

APMA Webinar: Best Practices for Securing Manufacturing Technology

June 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Click here for the Webinar Recording As we are on the path to embrace digital manufacturing practices and creating digital assets, how much attention do we as manufacturers invest on securing it? The underlying critical network infrastructure, the operational technologies (OT) which run our manufacturing operations day to day - Are we doing enough to secure them? With industry 4.0, the IT and OT integration brings a lot of opportunities, but at the same time exposes our networks and OT…

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APMA Webinar: Blue Sky Thinking – Digitization in Manufacturing

June 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watch the full webinar here Digitization in manufacturing plays an even more important role now than ever before, as companies look to stay operational throughout these unprecedented times. As we look to implement more digitization into the assembly line, it’s important to consider how this will affect current organizational structures, processes and restrictions to ensure you’re able to keep pace. On June 11th, we explored the factory of the future and how technology will play a role in enabling a…

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APMA Webinar: Preparing for the CUSMA Implementation

June 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click here for the full webinar recording As automotive companies focus on recovering in the wake of COVID-19, they are preparing to face another obstacle – the transition from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the Canada, United States and Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). With the July 1st implementation date just around the corner, companies should take action now to ensure they are compliant with the new regulations. Re-watch the webinar from June 24th to hear insights on the…

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July 2020

CUSMA is here: Is your organization ready for the long term?

July 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click here for full webinar recording (YouTube) Click here for KPMG's presentation (PDF) The pace of regulatory change, managing unexpected costs, government regulations, and the need for an elevated talent and skill set have all been heightened by the implementation of the new free trade agreement. With all this change also comes an opportunity to connect the dots between your value chain, supply chain, and tax planning. Watch this webinar to learn more about important business considerations that executives need…

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August 2020

CAR Management Briefing Seminars

August 4, 2020 - August 5, 2020

The CAR Management Briefing Seminars are just around the corner! This premier automotive industry event, now in its 55th year is virtual for the first time.  This year you can participate in real-time on August 4 & 5, or you can access the content on-demand. MBS sessions will feature two Power Breakfasts and a Power Lunch, four keynote presentations and will cover the impact of COVID 19 on the automotive industry, as well as other critical topics including sustainability, manufacturing,…

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