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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 Development.

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

Pharmaceutical manufacturers continue to operate in an increasingly competitive environment, contending with issues that run the gamut from lost revenue from expired, patents, ballooning costs for new drug research and development, changes required by new regulations and other compliance mandates and...

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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 and processes, would that be sufficient to enable the long-term survival of your organization?

In today’s rapidly changing economic and technological environment, the answer to that question for almost every business is “no”.

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Lean Manager Certification – Fall 2019 – Columbus, OH

Week 1: Sept 9-13 / Week 2: Oct 7-11 / Week 3: Nov 4-8 / Week 4: Dec 9-12

The Lean Manager Certification program develops the knowledge, capabilities, and confidence to improve your organization through the application of Lean techniques. This fully-accredited certification is jointly offered by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business...

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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 of all sizes, we understand that each enterprise is a holistic, complex system. And just as with any living organism, change, growth, evolution, adaptation, “motion”, are key tenants to a thriving, successful life; so too can it be said of a business enterprise.

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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 with the needs of retail today.
As James Vatalaro, a business consultant with Productivity Inc., which practices improving on its namesake for companies in need, noted in his presentation on strategy innovation at the...

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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 results of their work have transformed the way we do business today and far into the future.”

David F. - Former Head of Strategic Planning - Operations, adidas AG

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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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