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Top Four Skills Needed for Emerging Technologies

GO Productivity and the Canadian Supply Chains Sector Council (CSCSC) is about to complete the “Connecting People, Technology and Skills” Alberta regional workshops on emerging technologies. The last one is in Fort McMurray on March 21, 2018. We want to thank all our regional cosponsors in helping us get the word out.  We also want… Read more »

Improve Productivity and Reduce Carbon Footprints with Mobile Technology

Doug Junor, GO Productivity Executive in Residence   Ask your Business Units this: “If we had all the data from the field in an electronic format at the point of collection, how would we be able to use that data to improve the business?”  The average person uses about 10 mobile applications daily and about… 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 »

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 »

Lessons From The Canadian Lean Summit

Canadian Public Sector Lean Summit – April 24 – 27, 2017 Fredericton, New BrunswickLearn. Share. Transform.  That was the theme for the recent Lean Summit held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  The purpose of the summit was to share leading practices around lean methodology and application to improve service to private sector customers and to the… 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 »