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We are Productivity,
a Global Service Provider,
Helping Businesses Improve and Grow.

For the past four decades, we have partnered with global organizations to develop their internal capabilities keeping them in motion™.

Keeping Service and Manufacturing Organizations in motion™

For nearly 40 years, we have been providing consulting and training services to the Global 1000. We help organizations build new capabilities, save money, and grow. We focus on three progressive strategies: Operational Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership & Culture.

We pioneered the implementation of Lean and TPM methodologies in manufacturing in the late 1970s. Since then, we have extended these methodologies across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, finance, and other service industries.


Featured Highlights

A sampling of our white papers, case studies and events


#5 White Paper

Leaning the Quality Control Laboratory

Effectively “leaning” the QC lab environment requires a thorough understanding of lab functions in the context of the pharmaceutical manufacturing value stream...

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Innovation by Productivity™

It’s time to re-think innovation! Ask yourself this question: If you could remove virtually all waste from your existing products […]

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Lean Manager Certification – Fall 2018 – Columbus, OH

Week 1: Sept 10-14 / Week 2: Oct 8-12 / Week 3: Nov 5-9 / Week 4: Dec 3-6

This program develops resources capable of leading and managing Lean transformation in your organization and is designed for leaders and managers seeking the knowledge and confidence necessary to drive Lean principles throughout their organizations. This fully-accredited certification is jointly offered by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, educating Lean managers and Lean leaders since 2001.

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Our Thinking – Enterprise in motion™

Organizations are human inventions. We designed them, so we can change them! Through our decades of experience working with organizations […]

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10 Steps to Foster Innovation and Drive Growth

Innovate or die is a favored phrase among forward thinkers, and though perhaps hackneyed, the notion is exactly in line […]

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Finding Capacity—A snapshot of a client engagement

#24 OE Newsletter

Applying lean thinking outside the manufacturing environment can bring big returns to your organization. Recently, we employed lean techniques to assist an organization with a major capital project—our mission, finding 30% more capacity within their existing facility. Here’s a snapshot of the engagement.

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Adidas AG testimonial

“Productivity Inc. has expert personnel who have trained, mentored, and coached at our supplier manufacturing plants around the world.  The […]

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Learning from Leading “Disruptors”

#22 Innovation Newsletter

Names like Jeff Bezos (founder and CEO of Amazon) have become synonymous with disruptive innovation. What can we learn from leaders who, like Bezos, have not only achieved entrepreneurial breakthroughs but gone on to nurture them into big businesses that continue to innovate?

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The Sorry State of Customer Service

In 1976 the movie Network was in theaters.  There is a famous scene in the film where the lead character, Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) implores Americans to shout out their windows “I’m as mad as hell, and I am not going to take this anymore.”

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