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The Productivity Team – Industrial, Manufacturing & Facilites Engineering

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The Productivity Team is a manufacturing engineering services company dedicated to providing first-class support and guidance to all manufacturers. We currently work within the Automotive, Automotive Tier Suppliers, Aerospace & Defense, Consumer Product Manufacturing and other specialty manufacturing companies to increase efficiency and improve quality in order to maximize the profitability of each of our clients.


The 2018 American Manufacturing Summit

TPT will be sponsoring the American Manufacturing Summit, on March 27-28, 2018, in Lombard, IL. We hope you can join us!


The Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing, operations and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities.


Join the in-depth discussions and build your road-map to achieving innovation, maximizing manufacturing profitability, optimizing plant floor operations and establishing standardization across multiple manufacturing facilities.


Speakers Include:

  • KARL WEISS, VP, Material Handling and Underground Division, Caterpillar Inc.
  • LUCA MIGNINI, President Global Biscuits and Snacks, Campbell Soup Company
  • GENA LOVETT, VP, Operations, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, The Boeing Company
  • BILL GOOD, VP, Supply Chain Network, GE Appliances, a Haier Company
  • HEATHER REMLEY, SVP, Petrochemicals North America, BASF Corporation
  • JAMIE BONINI, VP, Toyota Production System Support Center, Toyota Motor North America


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Manufacturing Operations – Understanding the Link to Profitability

TPT’s Director of Operations, Paul Fontaine, gave a talk at the 2017 American Automotive Summit on “Manufacturing Operations – Understanding the Link to Profitability.”

Watch the video to learn:

  • How to measure and sustain operational excellence
  • How to link manufacturing performance to the P&L: Monetizing and understanding OEE losses
  • How industry challenges, resource shortages, compressed timing, and aggressive launch curves all lead to risk
  • How to use operational metrics to predict risk and see the risk before it impacts your plant
  • How being able to flex your workforce can support your agility strategies and support mix model production