Blog Success Stories

Compete or Collaborate?

In the real world where Alberta’s competition for investment is on a global scale, success is not to be found choosing between competition or a collaborative business model. It is not an “either/or” choice, it is a “yes/and” approach that works best. There is an African Proverb that says “If you want to go fast,… Read more »

Advanced Work Packaging for Improved Performance on Smaller Projects (under $100M)

With the introduction of the WorkFace Planning (WFP) model in the mid-2000s, the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) put forth a construction performance best practice that addressed some of the key construction-phase productivity issues facing owners of industrial megaprojects. Since then, the Construction Industry Institute (CII) has collaborated with COAA to introduce Advanced Work… Read more »

SCMA Alberta Conference and Gala Dinner

Evolution of the Supply Chain Professional As the supply chain profession is ever evolving, it is critical for SCM leaders and their teams to stay current with the latest strategies and practices. Our conference will provide many opportunities for our members to demonstrate leadership and re-invent themselves through driving better value, collaboration and innovation. The… Read more »

Investing in Workforce Competency Drives Productivity, ROI & Safety

In 2016, there were 1.5 Workers’ Compensation claims for every 100 people on the job. Edmonton-based company Waiward Steel has made changes to ensure that this trend would not apply to their company. Waiward has improved their safety record by 800 per cent, as a result, they’ve had 4.6 million hours without time lost due to… Read more »

Alexander Hamilton: A Man Who Was Never Satisfied With “Good Enough”

“Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.” – Thomas S. Monson At GO Productivity, our focus is continuous improvement. But it isn’t just important to us, or the small and medium sized enterprises that we work with. In fact, it was extremely important to one of the forgotten founding fathers… Read more »

Oakville Stamping & Bending Client Story

Executive Summary Oakville Stamping & Bending (OS&B) has been in business for more than 40 years and is now one of Canada’s largest manufacturers and distributors of plumbing products. The company is a leader and innovator and has been on a continuous improvement journey including lean for a number of years, but the company’s management… Read more »

Waiward Steel’s MODOS: Safety, Competency, and Productivity

Safety is always a major concern for any company, but it is rarely more important than in the world of construction. Waiward Steel recently adopted the MODOS competency management system. With any company, when the number of workers increases, the system in place becomes more and more valuable. The MODOS system has been embraced across… Read more »

Project Profile: Davey Textile Solutions

Executive Summary Davey Textile Solutions Inc. transformed their business from a distributor to a vertically integrated manufacturer, and the learning curve has been steep. From getting acquainted with new equipment to learning whole new processes and ways of working, Davey Textile Solutions continues to serve their clients and build capacity to provide more and better… Read more »