Despite the billions of dollars the Quebec government has injected in the past ten years to accelerate the transition to numeric, Quebec manufacturers still have not taken the 4.0 turn. This observation is all the more worrying in a context where these pillars of the economy are already suffering from a serious productivity problem and are affected by a labor shortage. “Hence the importance to quickly define the best practices of the manufacturers who have already made this transition so they may better understand the benefits and other impacts resulting from these investments and identify the challenges they are facing. The goal of this action is to inspire other leaders and give them the necessary tools to help them do the same.” says Jacques Roy, full professor at HEC Montréal and author of a study published today by the Center for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP).

To read more : Roy, Jacques, L’industrie 4.0 : un virage nécessaire pour améliorer la compétitivité des entreprises canadiennes, Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP) – Walter J. Somers Foundation, HEC Montréal, November 2020 (In french only)