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    Engage your people,
    Improve quality, cost, delivery…

    For the past four decades, we have partnered with global manufacturers
    to develop their internal capabilities so they could reach their goals.

    Success is defined by capabilities developed and deployed. Stop thinking lean tools.
    From operational transformation to continuous improvement…

    Productivity was the first organization to introduce the principles of the Toyota Production System (Lean Manufacturing) to US manufacturers in the early eighties.  During this time, we studied and worked alongside Dr. Shingo, the father of the SMED system, and Mr. Iwata and Mr. Nakao, both hand-picked by Taiichi Ohno to take the principles of the System into the Toyota supply chain.

    The knowledge acquired by our consultants helped us to gain in-depth experience in the application of Lean techniques and the development of continuous improvement cultures, which has allowed us to support global corporations in all industrial sectors in their pursuit of Lean excellence..


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    Lean Rollout—Pull, Readiness, and Getting Started

    #19 OE Newsletter

    The success of an organization’s lean strategy depends on thorough planning, a commitment to the process and engaged leadership. Lean […]

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    Data Collection and the Importance of Recording Losses

    In this 1-hour virtual session, Luis R. Mosqueda, a Partner with Productivity LA (LatinoAmerica), takes a look at data collection – the what, why and how – and how complete and accurate data provide a window into what’s really happening in your production processes.

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    What is TPM – Total Productive Maintenance

    Establishing Stable and Reliable Processes and Equipment.

    Today’s operating environment demands predictable equipment performance. A company cannot become lean, or sustain their lean efforts, absent of reliable processes and equipment. In that context, TPM is a well-disciplined program targeting zero losses...

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    Flow Manufacturing

    Linking People, Materials, Information and Equipment.

    If you are coming up short on attaining your required levels of cost, quality and customer service, chances are you have “opportunities” to better manage your material, information and human flows. This is what Flow Management is all about.

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    TPM Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities

    #23 OE Newsletter

    Although there are still misconceptions, I am happy to see more and more organizations understand that TPM is not simply a maintenance department program, but an effort that encompasses the entire organization. What is still often overlooked, however, is that TPM is as much (if not more) of a social program

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    Cost Reduction

    It is generally not a good idea to bring a knife to a gunfight. Because the level of competition a business experiences will only increase over time, Lean is commonly implemented as “the answer” to achieving critical near-term cost reduction targets.

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    Lean Manager Certification – Fall 2023 – Columbus, OH

    Week 1: Oct 9-13 / Week 2: Nov 6-10 / Week 3: Dec 4-8 / Week 4: Jan 8-11

    The systemic approach to Lean implementation. Learn the principles, methods, and techniques of lean production (technical) and lean management (social) in this fully-accredited certification collaboratively offered by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

    Register now