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We are Productivity.
We help organizations build new capabilities, improve, and grow.

For almost forty years, we have partnered with industrial and service companies around the world to develop their ability to stay in motion™.

We have a long history of providing consulting and training services to Global 1000 corporations, but also large and medium size companies. We support them in their Operational Excellence, Innovation and Leadership Development strategies. We were the pioneers in implementing Lean and TPM methodologies in the industry in the late 1970s. Since then, we have extended these methodologies to a wide range of sectors: Banking, Insurance, but also many service activities.

Our company has nearly 40 years’ experience


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Innovation by Productivity™

It’s time to re-think innovation! Ask yourself this question: If you could remove virtually all waste from your existing products […]

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Our thinking – Enterprise in motion™

Enterprise in motion™ Organizations are human inventions. We designed them, so we can change them! Through our decades of experience working […]

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Lean Manager Certification – Fall 2019 – Columbus, OH

Week 1: Sept 9-13 / Week 2: Oct 7-11 / Week 3: Nov 4-8 / Week 4: Dec 9-12

This program develops resources capable of leading and managing Lean transformation in your organization and is designed for leaders and managers seeking the knowledge and confidence necessary to drive Lean principles throughout their organizations. This fully-accredited certification is jointly offered by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, educating Lean managers and Lean leaders since 2001.

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Adidas AG testimonial

“Productivity Inc. has expert personnel who have trained, mentored, and coached at our supplier manufacturing plants around the world.  The […]

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Finding Capacity – A snapshot of a client engagement

#24 OE Newsletter

Applying lean thinking outside the manufacturing environment can bring big returns to your organization. Recently, we employed lean techniques to assist an organization with a major capital project—our mission, finding 30% more capacity within their existing facility. Here’s a snapshot of the engagement.

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10 Steps to Foster Innovation and Drive Growth

Innovate or die is a favored phrase among forward thinkers, and though perhaps hackneyed, the notion is exactly in line […]

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#5 White Paper

Leaning the Quality Control Laboratory

Pharmaceutical manufacturers continue to operate in an increasingly competitive environment, contending with issues that run the gamut from lost revenue from expired, patents, ballooning costs for new drug research and development, changes required by new regulations and other compliance mandates and...

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The Sorry State of Customer Service

In 1976 the movie Network was in theaters.  There is a famous scene in the film where the lead character, Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) implores Americans to shout out their windows “I’m as mad as hell, and I am not going to take this anymore.”

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Make it Visible…

#22 OE Newsletter

Last month saw another round of graduates from our Lean Manager for Services Certification held on the campus of The Ohio State University. Instructor and Executive Partner of Productivity Inc., Catherine Converset, spent a few minutes with us recently to talk about implementing lean in service and administrative functions.

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