Assessing Global Readiness
Corporate Executive Board
This site provides a paper on Executive Guidance and allows users to take an online diagnostic to assess a company's global readiness.
This site is dedicated to leveraging Electronic Marketplaces to do more business and to find new customers and products.
Improving Your Logistics and Supply Chain Management Skills
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada
A non-profit organization interested in helping Canadian companies to improve their logistics and supply chain management skills by providing them with a comprehensive program of education, research and networking opportunities.
Ontario's Economic Factors
The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity
An independent, GOC-funded, not-for-profit organization that provides information on macro and microeconomic factors behind Ontario’s economic progress in relation to other provinces in Canada. This is done through research conducted by the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress.
Lean Enterprise Institute
A non-profit education, publishing, research, and conference organization focused on organizational transformation through developing hypotheses about lean thinking and experimenting to see which approaches work best in the real world.
Research and Technology Development
Canadian Foundation for Innovation
An independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.
Resources on Lean Learning
The Lean Library
A library focused on lean learning, offering insightful book reviews and guides for sourcing and selecting lean resources. The library provides information on everything from lean manufacturing / production and lean enterprise to kaizen and Toyota Production System concepts.
This section provides tips and insights on how to maximize your sales efforts by providing access to various sales resources.
Supply Chain Operations Reference model
Supply Chain Council
SCOR helps manage a common set of business problems through a standardized language, standardized metrics, and common business practices which accelerate business change and improve performance.
Innovation, Science and Technology
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Trade Commissioner Service provides networking opportunities with international contacts to assist with exporting Canadian innovations abroad, sourcing innovative technologies and partnerships, and finding the best financial support for your business.
Linking in to Global Value Chains
Foreign Affairs & International Trade
The Trade Commissioner Service has developed a number of GVC guides and reports investigating multinational enterprises, their procurement needs and methods, and the business opportunities they might offer to Canadian firms.
Resources on Innovation, Research, Science and Technology
This section provides resources, programs and services as well as useful information on innovation, research programs and technology transfer.
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program
Canada Revenue Agency
The largest source of R&D support for Canadian Companies, the SR&ED program is a federal tax incentive program, administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), that encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada.