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Labour Productivity Plans

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Stream: Processor

Code:

EMAP-PR-B

For projects to conduct assessments and audits, and develop plans to measure improvements in labour productivity.

Who should apply?

See “To apply you must”.

To apply you must

Be a processor that manufactures products in a facility with fewer than 200 employees.

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • First-time assessment or audit by a qualified business advisor or a third-party consultant, including:
    • Productivity-costing models
    • Automation and technology acquisitions study
    • Productivity audit or assessment
    • Manufacturing and competitiveness audit
    • Operations and process audit
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Supply chain optimization planning
  • Reconfiguration planning related to production efficiencies
  • Labour resource planning

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • Ongoing audits or assessments that are part of standard business practice
  • Product verification audits or assessments
  • Travel and meal costs
  • In-kind contributions
  • Activities and expenditures as detailed here

Available cost-share

50 per cent, up to a maximum of $25,000

Required documentation

  • Quote or proposal from a third-party organization or consultant, detailing services to be provided, costs and outcomes

Merit assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed against the extent to which:

  • Application demonstrates the impact of the project to address current deficiencies and opportunities
  • Potential results of the assessment, audit or plan for:
    • Increased labour productivity
    • Increased production output
    • Reduced risk
    • Reduced downtime
    • Reduced waste
    • Technical skills development and improved performance of personnel
    • Competitive advantage for new and emerging markets
    • Job creation or retention
    • Increased sales or revenue
    • Increased profitability
  • Project helps address regional (e.g., northern), sector or community level needs
  • Resources, experience and skills necessary to oversee and carry out the project are identified
  • Project work plans are clearly defined and aligned to project goals

What's Next?

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Is this project for you? Find out if you meet the program requirements
Program Requirements

 

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For more information on upcoming application intakes, visit omafra.gov.on.ca





Edit date: November 27, 2019

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