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    Building Capabilities to Deliver End-to-End Productivity and Excellence

    Our mission

    From Continuous Improvement to Continuous Innovation.

    For nearly 40 years, we have been providing consulting and training services to worldwide Manufacturing and Service Organizations, to build their capabilities to keep in motion.

    Talks of motion

    Drawing on Data for Innovation

    #16 Innovation Newsletter

    Innovation is what we need to drive growth, but what defines it? It can mean the pursuit of just about anything new. If you want to innovate as a company, you need a grasp of what it means to you. Otherwise, you risk having your strategic growth efforts become dissolute and unproductive.

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    #2 White Paper

    Developing Lean Talent

    A recent study by executive search firm The Avery Point Group revealed that demand for continuous improvement (CI) talent is strong post-recession; it has more than doubled since 2010 and is up over last year. Of particular interest to the lean community, this eighth annual study also showed that the need for lean-centered skill-sets is accelerating, surpassing that for six-sigma-centered expertise.

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    Guiding Transformation

    Transform your business, stay ahead of the competition, keep your enterprise in motion. Create long term capabilities, keep your enterprise in motion to grow and improve bottom-line results.

    Top ressources

    LEAN IN LABORATORIES - FALL 2021 - 5-Day Virtual Program
    Getting used to see waste in service activities.
    5 Principles to Align Your Organization into Excellence

    Leadership Development

    Your people make the difference. Build leaders at every level. Becoming the master and sculpture of your own journey. Making it all work!

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    Beyond the Improvement Strategy
    "Intrapraneuring"-It Takes a System


    #1 White Paper

    Lean Leadership

    Les étapes pragmatiques de la mise en oeuvre du Lean. La plupart des problèmes rencontrés correspondent aux difficultés que la plupart d’entre nous connaissons déjà et auxquelles nous faisons face depuis plusieurs années…

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    #10 White Paper

    If History Can Teach Us Anything... It's How to Lead

    By Eric Whitley Productivity, Inc.
    Q. What key activity continues to be undervalued when implementing improvement efforts?
    A. Leadership.

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    #6 White Paper

    Process Innovation in Action

    How R.H. Sheppard used 3P to discover a new way to manufacture. In 2012, R.H. Sheppard, a manufacturer of power steering systems and related engineered products, faced a key business decision on capital investment for one of its parts manufacturing lines that needed updating…

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    Catherine Converset

    Président Productivity USA | Senior Lean Consultant | Lean Speaker | Lean Teacher

    Lean Consultant and President of Productivity - the Lean education and consulting company which introduced the Toyota Production System in the USA – I moved from heavy industries before entering into Consulting and Education.

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    James Vatalaro

    Business consultant, research-developer, and author with Productivity Inc.

    Mr. Vatalaro has over 30 years of experience in building innovation and improvement capabilities with small, mid, and large companies found throughout the service and manufacturing industries.

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    Learning by Doing – Service

    On-Site Training for Service Industries and Public Administration.
    Lean Banking, Lean IT, Lean Lab, Lean Office, Support Services...
    Actionable, Proven, Results-Oriented…

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    Leader Standard Work

    These practices are often known as standard work for leaders, and include: Gemba walks Developing and using checklists Daily management […]

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