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We Are Productivity Inc.

Helping You Work Better

Our team-based approach to learning, leadership, and implementation ensures a transfer of knowledge, enabling you to sustain the improvements gained.

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Our Mission

Our goal is to assist you in achieving rapid improvement, ensuring that your company continues to move forward by renewing, improving, inventing, and innovating to provide better solutions to your customers.

We have been collaborating with organizations for the past four decades to enhance their abilities to solve problems, achieve their goals, and improve. Today, we still provide advanced Lean knowledge and improvement expertise to help you and your teams establish Lean ways of working throughout your organization, construct efficient collaborative processes, enhance asset management, and expedite service and innovation to improve for your customers, employees, and growth.

We help you connect workplace efficiency with shareholder value and create a long-term competitive advantage.

Our customer value proposition is built on our history and our people.

We are a first-generation consulting and education company that pioneered the implementation of Just-in-Time (Lean) methodologies in the U.S. in the 1970s, mentored by Japanese Masters, Yoshiki Iwata, Chihiro Nakao, Shigeo Shingo, and Ryuji Fukuda. Before anyone else, we learned and brought knowledge of the Toyota System to leaders and managers, we assisted thousands of companies, large and small, on their improvement path, and in the process, accumulated extensive experience in the art of change.

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We Focus on Two Progressive Strategies

We aid clients in addressing their challenges and pursuing the changes that will strengthen their company’s constitution. Acting in harmony with our clients we accelerate short-term performance while building capabilities for longer-term stability.

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Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence is a dynamic and organic journey which leads an organization to continually eliminate waste, provide better customer experiences, improve its ability to learn and build capabilities, and to innovate and grow responsibly.

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Leadership Development

To create a Lean culture focused on continuous improvement, leaders must adopt new roles, cultivate behaviors that ensure people are engaged, and focus on the processes that drive business results.

The end results:

New capabilities, increased profitability, improved value for your customers, and higher return on assets.



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Our Approach

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Let our talented team of consultants help you build the end-to-end process flow environment and governing practices necessary to create value and achieve your operational transformation goals.

Designing Your Roadmap

Our consultants work alongside you to understand your current situation, define a baseline, identify the vital few, those initiatives that will have the biggest impact on your business.  We will define shared targets, establish the improvement organization, and get ready for launch.

Knowledge Transfer

Working side-by-side with you, we develop the expertise of your teams, both technical know-how and cultural considerations through training, coaching and hands-on application.  This team-based approach to learning, leadership, and doing ensures a transfer of knowledge and local ownership of the improvement process, enabling you to sustain the gains.


A key element to successful implementation is the governance system which aligns all improvement initiatives to organizational goals.  Working with your leadership team, the Productivity Inc., consultants will establish a steering committee to regularly monitor progress, review implementation milestones, remove obstacles, develop needed countermeasures and preview and validate next steps.

Continued Support

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Our unwavering support doesn’t end with the initial implementation. Productivity Inc. remains by your side, guiding and empowering your teams. With our “motion” management system, we ensure sustained improvements in every aspect of your business, fostering a culture of continuous progress and success.

Execution Support

Productivity consultants remain with you every step of the way, supporting your teams in building action plans, synchronizing implementation between technical projects, kaizen improvements, and organizational changes. We support your effort via on-site consulting and training and remote coaching.


Sustainment requires a robust management system creating a true Lean culture everywhere in your organization.  Shaped from more than 40 years of implementation experience, motion, the management system by Productivity Inc., provides a comprehensive approach to keeping your company moving forward by combining:

  • A well-established policy deployment system
  • leadership standard work routines
  • empowered team structures
  • a robust performance system including daily management
  • collaborative cross functional communication processes

This system makes improvements actionable in every part of your business every day.

ALL SECTORS and processes

We serve all Business Sectors

For the past four decades, we have been assisting organizations in their pursuit of excellence and have worked with large and small companies in all business sectors:





If you are seeking assistance with on-site consulting, leadership assistance or help to assess your progress, lean education, lean/TPM certification, or facilitation of a global rollout, Productivity can help. With our experience and industry expertise, we are committed to supporting your organization so that it can thrive.




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Career Opportunities

Join our team and help organizations improve and grow with Productivity Inc.! We are a leading consulting and education provider with over 40 years of experience helping businesses build improvement capabilities and create better customer experiences. Our three progressive strategies – Operational Excellence, Strategic Innovation, and Leadership Development – provide the means to continually refresh a company’s value proposition while making the organizational changes needed for daily improvement and sustainable growth.

At Productivity Inc., our seasoned consultants are subject matter experts with real-world experience who can provide customized solutions across the enterprise. We work with a wide range of industries, including both process and discrete manufacturing as well as service. If you have the knowledge and experience to join our team, we would love to hear from you!

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