About

Overview

Now entering our third year, Prairie Manufacturer Magazine is an executive–level publication, providing strategic, high–impact, and in–depth insight and information to senior manufacturing leaders in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

Our Focus

Operational insight – No one knows Western Canadian manufacturing better than Western Canadian manufacturers. That’s why we leverage the strength of our network to bring you new perspectives — straight from the source — to help inform your business decisions.

Market intelligence – Manufacturers today are awash with data. And data matters. But it’s the story behind the numbers that makes the difference. Our team of writers and experts peel back the veil on the key factors influencing your business success, from currency fluctuation to market access.

Best practices – To compete and win in today’s competitive climate, it is no longer enough to be good; manufacturers must be the best. That starts with adopting best practices — in lean, skills development, leadership, and every other facet of operations and management.

Our Features

View from the C-Suite – Each issue, a guest chief executive from within the manufacturing sector will offer his or her unique perspective on a timely topic of choice.

Lessons in Lean – This regular column, penned by some of the nation’s foremost lean experts, focuses primarily on implementing and sustaining best practices in continuous improvement.

Markets & Money – A quarterly review of key economic indicators, with a cross-section of complementing, parallel commentary from the country’s top business minds, keeping you up-to-date on the ‘story behind the numbers’ — what they mean, and how they impact Prairie manufacturers.

The Principal Resource – This feature is dedicated to shining a spotlight on every manufacturer’s chief resource: It’s people. Each issue will take a special look at the latest trends and innovations across the workforce development spectrum, in key areas such as education, recruitment and retention, and performance management.

Editorial Direction

Prairie Manufacturer Magazine is owned, produced, and printed right here on the Prairies. Our editorial direction is guided by an external advisory board, consisting of leading representatives from business, academia, and government.