Manufacturing & Distribution

The manufacturing industry may be on the upswing. But with growth comes competition, and Canada’s manufacturing companies are turning to a range of strategies to boost their market presence, as well as gain access to new markets.

  • Pivoting manufacturing operations to support COVID-19 efforts

    Pivoting manufacturing operations to support COVID-19 efforts

    How BDO is helping Novo Textiles shift to Canadian-made PPE production As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the manufacturing industry in Canada, Jason Zanatta of B.C.’s Novo Textiles knew he...

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  • How manufacturers can access government stimulus to fight COVID-19: "Be agile"

    How manufacturers can access government stimulus to fight COVID-19: "Be agile"

    "Manufacturing companies need to be agile now. They need to be entrepreneurial, to recognize the opportunities emerging during the COVID-19 crisis, both from the government and in the...

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  • Procurement and supply chain strategies during COVID-19

    Procurement and supply chain strategies during COVID-19

    Manage procurement and supply chain risk during COVID-19 with short and long-term strategies.

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  • Insurance considerations for Canadian manufacturers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Insurance considerations for Canadian manufacturers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Manufacturers are looking at ways to manage the COVID-19 crisis as they continue operations where possible, or curtail their business where they must. One source of relief may be their...

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  • Unlocking the COVID-19 financing programs

    Unlocking the COVID-19 financing programs

    New government programs could help your business find financial relief. This joint BDO, BDC, and EDC webinar demystifies the details.

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  • Employment Insurance and COVID-19: Q&A for Employers

    Employment Insurance and COVID-19: Q&A for Employers

    COVID-19 has raised many questions regarding EI benefits. Our Q&A provides guidance for employers.

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  • Tax Alert - Cash Flow strategies and Government Incentives in the time of COVID-19

    Tax Alert - Cash Flow strategies and Government Incentives in the time of COVID-19

    There are actions you can take to help manage cash flow by maximizing your financial resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Federal government fiscal stimulus package in response to COVID-19

    Federal government fiscal stimulus package in response to COVID-19

    Financial measures announced by the Government of Canada to help protect the economy and its labour force from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 5 Tips to Manage a Crisis

    5 Tips to Manage a Crisis

    The COVID-19 outbreak presents a major crisis for businesses, and the objective of managing a crisis event should be simple: as an organization, how do we protect our people, assets, and other...

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  • How Canadian manufacturers are responding to Industry 4.0

    How Canadian manufacturers are responding to Industry 4.0

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  • Embracing Change: Industry 4.0 and Canada’s Digital Future in Manufacturing

    Embracing Change: Industry 4.0 and Canada’s Digital Future in Manufacturing

    Industry 4.0 presents manufacturers with an opportunity to stay relevant. BDO is proud to sponsor the CME’s latest report, which recommends specific ways to make change happen.

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  • Breaking Down Industry 4.0: Manufacturing Strategies In 2019

    Breaking Down Industry 4.0: Manufacturing Strategies In 2019

    The last several years have brought significant changes and challenges for Canada’s manufacturing sector. Many business owners are concerned about their ability to stay competitive in the face...

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  • How BDO helped hire for manufacturing roles

    How BDO helped hire for manufacturing roles

    This welding company was missing deadlines and turning away jobs because they didn't have enough people. BDO helped with a unique approach to attracting niche talent in the manufacturing industry.

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  • Ready to expand to the U.S.?

    Ready to expand to the U.S.?

    Your expansion strategy for the U.S. needs to fit not only the place – but also the time.

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  • Industry 4.0: How Canadian Manufacturers Can Future-Proof Their Business

    Industry 4.0: How Canadian Manufacturers Can Future-Proof Their Business

    Industry 4.0 is the next industrial revolution, as manufacturing in Canada embarks upon an exciting journey of digital transformation. For many middle-market manufacturing companies, however,...

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  • [Report] Restoring Canada's advantage: the need for tax reform

    [Report] Restoring Canada's advantage: the need for tax reform

    U.S. tax reform has created an uneven playing field for Canadian manufacturers.

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  • Four Ways Manufacturers Can Mitigate Their Tariff And Trade Risks

    Four Ways Manufacturers Can Mitigate Their Tariff And Trade Risks

    The United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement may have alleviated some uncertainty around North American trade relations, but significant questions and concerns remain for the...

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  • Navigating The CRA Crackdown On Driver Inc: Next Steps For Trucking Companies

    Navigating The CRA Crackdown On Driver Inc: Next Steps For Trucking Companies

    In the latter half of 2018, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced it would place increased scrutiny on Driver Inc., a commonly used payment model in the trucking industry. The model...

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  • An overview of the new NAFTA: USMCA

    An overview of the new NAFTA: USMCA

    Canada agreed to a revised trade deal with the United States and Mexico on Sept. 30, 2018, ending months of uncertainty. The agreement—now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

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  • M&A Summary Q2 2019 - Manufacturing

    M&A Summary Q2 2019 - Manufacturing

    Deals involving Canadian manufacturing businesses continued to decline during the last four quarters through Q2-19, with 61 deals announced or closed during the period (15 of which came during...

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