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Emerging Technologies

GO Productivity, the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council, invite you to attend an upcoming Emerging Technologies Workshop. We want to share insights and gather information on the Alberta SME level of awareness, concern, adoption/adaption business planning and new skills planning for the impacts of so-called emerging technologies. Some of these technologies are a ways off… Read more »

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 »

Oilweek is talking energy with all Canadians

Oilweek is talking energy with all Canadians. September issue coming soon… Starting this September, Oilweek brings together Canadians with diverse backgrounds and concerns and provides a platform for productive and innovative energy-focused discussions. We’ll still be reporting on oil and gas, but we’ll expand our focus to include discussions on nuclear, hydro, wind and solar…. Read more »

Daily Oil Bulletin Launches the DOB Oilsands Review

For the best oilsands news, insight and analysis, read the new DOB Oilsands Review This month, the Daily Oil Bulletin launches the DOB Oilsands Review—the definitive source for information and business intelligence on the oilsands industry. Written and curated by oilsands specialist Deborah Jaremko, this package of news, data and analysis enables decision makers to… 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 »

What Is Worker Competency – And Why Is It Important?

GO Productivity is proud to bring you a video featuring Janet Lane, the Director of the Human Capital Centre of the Canada West Foundation.  Janet’s Centre did the third-party analysis of the MODOS development process.  As a result we know how to help others take up on-the-job workforce competency assessment and evaluation more effectively. Janet… Read more »

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 »

JWN Up Front Planning

As the Alberta Energy industry slowly recovers, keeping costs down, improving productivity and making Alberta attractive again for investment means we all have to continue to adapt, innovate and continuously improve throughout the supply networks. GO Productivity is at the leading edge of helping SMEs make the changes necessary to thrive in this new normal. … 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 »