Transformational Productivity Assessment

The goal of the Transformational Productivity Initiative (TPI) is to increase productivity at the company level and then bring these improvements to scale where the aggregate gains drive economic expansion in the state of Wisconsin.

Productivity is the engine of economic growth and prosperity — but it has lagged in Wisconsin and across the U.S. over the last decade. TPI is a public-private partnership assembled to provide leadership for Wisconsin’s manufacturers on the challenges they face in achieving productivity growth. TPI evolved out of a public-private partnership consisting of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 7, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center.

Benefits of increasing productivity

  • Raising living standards for Wisconsin employees
  • Making businesses more profitable
  • Keeping Wisconsin manufacturing competitive in the global marketplace

Transformational Productivity is designed to help manufacturers systematically address productivity, poor financial performance, stagnating revenue, an unstable workforce, cyber-security concerns, and digital technology and automation adoption.

Launched in 2018, WMEP’s Transformational Productivity Initiative (TPI’s) aim is to help keep Wisconsin manufacturers competitive in a global landscape. TPI examines an organization across five key factors:

  • Growth and innovation
  • Technology
  • Human capital management
  • Enterprise excellence
  • Leadership and strategy

WMEP’s TPI model leverages an organizational assessment to create targeted plans to help companies identify, prioritize and resource critical actions across management best practices, process improvements, and digital technologies to improve productivity. The assessment tool starts the TPI journey.

The goal of TPI is to increase productivity among individual companies and bring these improvements to scale to a point where the overall gains drive economic expansion throughout the entire state of Wisconsin.

“We wanted to help manufacturers address lagging productivity, a declining workforce, adoption of automation and digital technology, all while remaining competitive and thriving,” said Carol Crawford, Service Line Leader for Transformation Services at WMEP Manufacturing Solutions.

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When you are ready to start you can take the MOPS survey here, or contact us with additional questions and we’ll be glad to help.

The videos below provide an informative view of the MOPS survey. These are presented by Enno Siemsen, an Associate Dean of the MBA and Masters Programs, Executive Director of the Erdman Center for Operations & Technology Management, He is also a Professor – Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management, Operations & Information Management, Procter & Gamble – Bascom Professor.

Case Studies

WMEP has the real world, in-depth expertise to help you identify traditional and cutting edge opportunities to increase productivity.

Quick Changeover Reduces Inventory, Lead Times and Cycle Times While Improving Machine Uptime and Quality for Charter Automotive

COMPANY PROFILE: Charter Automotive is a world class Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier of engineered components for the automotive industry. The company has its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with worldwide manufacturing, commercial, technical, and distribution facilities to support Original…

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Growing Pains from Exponential Growth Leads to a Holistic Approach to Improve Productivity

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1945, Wiscon Products is a third generation, family-owned machine shop, that provides advanced CNC lathe precision turned parts from bar stock. The company’s expertise is in highly…

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Dairyland Electrical Industries uses TPI to Enhance Multiple Productivity Initiatives

A period of rapid organic growth had leaders at Dairyland Electrical Industries, Inc (Dairyland) searching for ways for the company to operate more effectively. A manufacturer of solid-state safety grounding products, Dairyland’s boost in business has stemmed from filling an…

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Get to know Mark Hatzenbeller

Director of Business Development

Mark has 40 years of experience leading efforts to develop integrated solutions that solve key manufacturer challenges.

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Get to know STephen Smiley

Business Transformation Service Line Leader

Stephen has 25 years of experience in business, operations and engineering.

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