About Productivity


Operational excellence - Leadership and culture - Strategy innovation

Productivity Inc. has worked with the Global 1000 for more than 38 years. We pioneered the implementation of lean and TPM methodologies in manufacturing and continue to extend these methodologies across a wide range of service industries. Today we focus on three progressive strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Innovation, and Leadership & Culture. Working together, these strategies provide the means to continually refresh a company’s value proposition while making the organizational changes needed for daily improvement and sustainable growth.

Productivity This Week

April 23rd–This week we are delivering the Maintenance Miracle training; taking 25 managers through the AM methodology via classroom and hands-on application at host site ATI Metals, conducting a hoshin-kanri session with leaders of a consumer goods manufacturer and auditing six-sigma projects at a financial institution.

"The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people's creativity. People don't go to Toyota to 'work' they go there to 'think'. Taiichi Ohno


Recent Articles

Improving the bottom-line impact of existing ‘value propositions’

Achieving perfect production from the outset and delivering 100% according to customer requirements.

« All organizations need to be able to operate their core business well – producing high quality goods and services that respond to customers’ implicit and explicit expectations. »

The goal is to commit the organization to operational excellence for continual control and improvement of the core production and transactional processes. Read more...

Lean leadership concerns people at all levels, from senior managers to front-line teams.

A sustainable “lean culture” is the outcome of 1,000 things done the right way.

« To create a lean culture focused on continuous improvement, leaders must adopt new roles, cultivate behaviors that ensure people are engaged, and focus hard on the processes that drive business results. »

Lean transformations depend on leaders’ ability to manage change…and to manage the organization as a system. Read more...

It takes more than sustaining and improving current forms of value to build a platform for tomorrow’s success.

Long-term survival demands systematically working to create new value.

« Creating new value means more than developing new technologies, products, and services using traditional product development processes. »

Strategic Innovation covers all areas of the business model – customer experiences, distribution channels, modes of delivery, partner network, and market spaces. Read more...