Squeaky clean and organized are not words that typically come to mind when thinking about manufacturing, but McCoy Global’s Edmonton production facility is anything but typical. One of the first things a visitor will notice when they walk into the Wincatt production shop is just how neat and tidy it is. Each workstation has a… Read more »
Is your supply chain running as effectively as it should be? Are orders being missed? Do you carry too much inventory? Is your lead time too long? If so, it may be time to go back to basics. Read on to learn about Dabbawala, a lunch box carrier company based in India, who has their… Read more »
There are many reasons to have meetings. People solve problems and build new knowledge when they meet in groups. Meetings provide a social exchange and allow initiatives to be created, operationalized and rolled out. Projects are usually more effective when planning and check-in meetings are part of the process. Marie Gervais, Director of Shift Management… Read more »
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it… Read more »
It’s likely that you’ve already heard about the Productivity Summit, but you’re unsure if you’ll get the budget approval to attend. So, we’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Reasons to Send Me to the 2014 Productivity Summit.
Keep reading if you’re ready to convince your boss…
What is the right approach to take when trying to implement continuous improvement within your organization? Hint: your people are a critical component.
SAIT Polytechnic and Productivity Alberta have joined forces to provide companies in the province with a streamlined approach to increasing efficiency in their operations.
Part 1 of this 3-part blog series discussed ways in which you can gather a PAT team to help give your company a broad and well-stratified reading of how your employees rate your current productivity level. Now, let’s talk about how you can use the tool to gather information that will easily help you develop a short, medium and long-term strategy as well as important qualitative feedback—with the least effort possible.
If you’ve been browsing our website, you’ve probably heard of our Productivity Assessment Tool (PAT). It’s designed to help give you a base-level reading of your company’s productivity in three key areas: Innovation, Leadership & Management, and Operations. After all, you can’t develop an action plan before having a diagnosis! But how can you leverage the knowledge gained through your PAT results?
This study was produced in the joint effort of The Business Link, Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, Rural Alberta Business Centres, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, and Productivity Alberta.