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2017 Annual Report Released

GO Productivity is pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report. Like all our clients, GO Productivity in 2017 responded to the changing economic conditions. We have updated our offerings, streamlined our information, expanded our market, and improved our services. As the recession ends and growth returns, we are poised to be even… Read more »

Create a Competitive Edge Using Practical Innovation

Mojdeh Poul, President of 3M Canada, has a great piece in the Globe and Mail on practical innovation as a competitive edge. She says practical innovation is essentially “value creation for customers, the company and shareholders…that is capable of uniquely addressing an unmet need…”. How hard can that be? GO Productivity is all about helping SMEs… 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 »

Client Success Story: Collins Steel

Executive Summary Collins Steel has had a structured approach to continuous improvement since 2009, when a few of the company’s managers read The Toyota Way. From there, they undertook lean training for the whole company, Kaizen projects, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training with a project focused on lead time reduction in detailing. Since… Read more »

How Do You Improve your Operations? Enable the Process

During a recent client engagement, the client told us that their scrap rate was their biggest challenge and was the number one reason that they were struggling to be profitable. The runner-up was capacity within the shop processes, since they believed that running more jobs through the shop would make them more profitable. However, after… Read more »

Leading through Constant Change

We live in a world of change, complexity and uncertainty.  And given the ups and downs of a cyclical economy that we experience in Alberta, companies continually have to navigate through these uncertain and challenging economic times. This can result in organizational changes, layoffs, as well as mergers and acquisitions. It can also provide a… Read more »