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 16th–This week we will be meeting with the leadership team of a packaging manufacturer to review our lean assessment findings and talk future-state planning options to close uncovered gaps, delivering the Manager of Maintenance Improvement certificate program on the campus of The Ohio State University, and delivering a TPM Overview session for global leaders of a pulp & paper producer.

"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." – Confucius


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...