Corporate Learning - Productivity & Manufacturing

WATMEC Corporate Learning Programs

WATMEC’s corporate learning programs have the ability to be custom-tailored to address the specific performance requirements of any organization. This flexibility enables learners to leave with relevant tools and skills that are ready for immediate implementation within their workplace.

WATMEC facilitators provide “real world” materials directly related to learners, for tangible business benefits.

Ensuring the “right fit” for your needs

As one of Canada’s top training firms, we’ll ensure each program meets objectives and is aligned with your organization’s culture. Our team includes:

  Writers  Technical Staff  Facilitators

Productivity & Manufacturing Program Highlights

Managing the productivity of others is an important skill that, when done well, can significantly increase the workflow in a business. WATMEC’s corporate learning programs can help you learn to set and measure performance standards, create goals for employee performance, prioritize work and delegate effectively.


This program explains what lean engineering and lean product design are and how these techniques can be used to help reduce manufacturing costs, improve product quality and speed to market for new products, ensure effective and efficient management of engineering changes plus:

  • - ensure customer requirements become product specifications
  • - ensure design for the life time of the product and all possible uses
  • - enable effective manufacture and distribution
  • - minimize surprises and changes in new product introduction

This program will help you incorporate other lean thinking into design practices and outcomes (benchmarking, value analysis, modular bills of material, design review, etc.), while giving you a structured, gated approach to new product introduction.

Managing the productivity of others is more than assigning task and overseeing projects. Learn to set and measure performance standards. Create SMART goals to assist each employee in their performance, while learning to prioritize work using the A1, A, B, C method. Recognize when a priority needs to be re-labeled. Understand how to change reactive patterns, ways to estimate time for each activity, and determine what the weekly focus is. Finally, learn the keys to successful delegation, levels of authority, and how to choose the right person to delegate the job to.

One of the largest inhibitors of productivity is constantly dealing with crisis and “putting out fires”. However, if handled correctly “fire” provide great opportunities for both innovation and long-term increases in productivity. Learn to create multiple options for situations to avoid missing a crucial element that may lead to a bad decision. Apply the F.I.L.T.E.R.I.N.G. technique and Key Words to build a culture of innovation and creative problem solving. Learn to measure productivity in a way that engages the individual to perform at a higher level, while working to overcome external hostility and resistance to change.

Learn to measure and justify the value of the maintenance program as an investment, not an expense. During this program you will create agreements with production on preventative maintenance, develop a template for job descriptions, create and learn how to apply internal Service Level Agreements, create a matrix to identify critical production times and priorities and define joint performance measures (KPI’s) with production to optimize maintenance plan management.

We ensure the right training solutions for your needs

In pre-training assessments, WATMEC establishes measurable learning outcomes, to ensure the ‘right fit’. For example, making presentations in a classroom with feedback from the facilitator and group is ideal for improving presentation skills. But if an organization is facing time or geographic issues, or your skill-building concerns involve only one individual, we may recommend utilizing webinars, e-learning or even one-on-one coaching.

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