Wisconsin program launched to boost productivity in manufacturing

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Milwaukee 7 and Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership say the program, called the Transformational Productivity Initiative, will identify factors that limit productivity growth and then work with companies to solve those problems.

Statewide initiative aims to boost productivity of Wisconsin manufacturers

Called the Transformational Productivity Initiative (TPI), the public-private partnership is designed to improve productivity performance in Wisconsin’s small and midsize manufacturers. WMEP will identify the factors that affect and limit productivity growth, and then work


Joint initiative aims to improve manufacturing productivity

The Transformational Productivity Initiative is an effort from WEDC, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Milwaukee 7. The initiative identifies five factors closely tied to productivity: leadership and strategy, enterprise excellence, human capital management, technology,


Innovative initiative aimed at addressing manufacturing productivity

Three organizations have launched a public-private initiative aimed at helping manufacturers improve productivity in factories throughout the state. Productivity has been flat or growing slowly over the last several years, averaging a 1.7 percent annual


Wisconsin, regional economic development groups form productivity partnership

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC), the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) and the Milwaukee 7 (M7) are working together on the Transformational Productivity Initiative or TPI. Kelly Armstrong, WEDC’s project lead, said the collaborative effort

Now Seeking Companies to Participate in TPI Pilot

We’re looking for small- to medium-sized manufacturing companies to participate in a pilot program for the Transformational Productivity Initiative! As part of the pilot, the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership will work with several selected manufacturers

Transformational Productivity Initiative

The goal of the Total Productivity Initiative is to increase productivity at the company level, and to bring these improvements to scale where the aggregate gains drive economic expansion in the state of Wisconsin. See

Automation Creates Jobs and Raises Wages

In December 21, 2016, the New York Times ran an article titled, “The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.” It repeated across its 1,250 words the assertion that automation is bad news for

The Geography of U.S. Productivity

From 2007 to 2016, productivity in the U.S. grew at a historically low rate of about 1 percent per year. In other recent periods, it’s been much higher: 2.6 percent from 2000 to 2007 and

Investing in Workforce of the Future

Talk to business leaders throughout Wisconsin and you will hear a recurring theme: There is a real need for skilled workers to fill jobs in just about every industry and in companies of all sizes.