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Apply for Funding to Make Your Value-Added Processing Line More Efficient

The Saskatchewan LEAN Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM) Program supports businesses involved in the value-added processing of crops and livestock into food, feed or bio-products. The goal is to help these businesses adopt best practices, new technologies and state-of-the-art processes that improve productivity and efficiency.

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1. Guidance

Eligible activities include:

  • LEAN Gap Analysis - provides funding to help applicants determine ways to enhance productivity and/or implement LEAN manufacturing.
  • Infrastructure Project - funding helps with activities that significantly impact productivity and represent progressive development from current processes (such as process automation, process improvement and technology adoption).
Funding: 50% per cent reimbursement, to a maximum of $500,000.

Refer to the Saskatchewan LEAN Improvements in Manufacturing Guidelines

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2. Eligibility

Businesses involved in the value-added processing of crops and livestock into food, feed or bio-products are eligible to apply.

Proponents must be spending a minimum of $200,000 on eligible activities.

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3. How To Apply

  • Applicants must apply for pre-approval on all projects. 
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4. Apply

Proponents must contact a program administrator to discuss their projects and obtain pre-approval and application forms. 

Program administrator - Sandra Stanger - 306-787-6425

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and proponents will be notified of decisions on an ongoing basis.

  • Final deadline for pre-approval to undertake a lean gap analysis:  May 15, 2017
  • Final deadline for completion of the lean gap analysis:  May 15, 2017
  • Final deadline for Infrastructure Project pre-approval applications:  May 15, 2017

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