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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 mission is to help you achieve accelerated improvement, keeping your company always moving forward renewing, improving, inventing, innovating to bring better solutions to your customers.

For the past four decades we have partnered with organizations to develop their capabilities to solve problems, improve, and achieve their goals. Today, we continue to bring advanced Lean knowledge and improvement expertise to help you and your teams consolidate Lean ways of working everywhere in your organization, build efficient collaborative processes, improve asset management, and accelerate service and innovation to get better – for your customers, your employees, and your growth!

We help you link workplace efficiency with shareholder value.

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.

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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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