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Case Study: Applying Process Improvement Principles to Reduce Waste in Financial Services

As Deming once said, “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” The Methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma, and the combination of the two (Lean Six Sigma) were born in the manufacturing sector, but they are nothing new to the service sector. Healthcare, airlines, insurance, and… 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 »

Guest Blog: What is Collaborative Contracting?

Whenever I talk about collaborative contracting publicly at a conference, or privately in a business meeting, I am often asked the question:  What exactly is Collaborative Contracting?  I am asked this question often enough, that I resolved to address it with this blog. So, Enjoy! The reality is that there is no one, single definition… Read more »

Alberta is Competitive

At GO Productivity, we think it’s critically important to amplify the industry voices that motivate positive change and encourage growth.  So, we want to highlight the good work of the Alberta Steel Manufacturers. The ASM are a membership of steel suppliers in Alberta that started seeing industrial construction projects outsourcing steel to global suppliers but… Read more »

The GO B2B Marketing Challenge

In a business climate characterized by uncertainty surrounding commodity prices and trade agreements, business owners are often reluctant to spend time and money on projects with uncertain returns. The GO B2B Challenge is a marketing case competition to consider the best way to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to invest in productivity and innovation systems…. Read more »

Just Us! Coffee Productivity ARC

Recently, our National Director Ron Subramanian delivered a Productivity ARC for Just Us! Coffee in association with Nova Scotia Business Inc. Just Us! realized that after 20 years of being ahead of their competition, that they had 4 or 5 competitors that had caught up to them. They realized that the way to improve and… Read more »

Trade Accelerator Program

We wanted to let you know about a new program that Enterprise Edmonton is launching in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce. The program has already proven to be a success in Ontario and is referred to as the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) which is an innovative, effective and comprehensive six-week program helping Canada’s SMEs… Read more »