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Manufacturing Productivity Program – CME NL


Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters NL’s (CME NL) Manufacturing Productivity Program (MPP) operates in partnership and collaboration with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. This program is offered to CME NL members to help improve operations, competitiveness, and growth through a LEAN lens of enhanced productivity and continuous improvement. 

The program follows a hands-on ‘Learn-by-Doing’ approach to solve real-life business challenges and identify opportunities for continuous improvement by focusing on the following: 

  • Process flow improvement 
  • Cost reduction and improved delivery times
  • Increased quality for your customers
  • Tailored, in-person, on-site training, coaching, and mentoring
  • Productivity diagnostics and solutions
  • Company and employee certifications

Why Join CME NL's Manufacturing Productivity Program?

CME NL’s facilitators deliver tailored, in-person, on-site training and coaching to employees at all levels of your organization—from the shop floor to the C-suite—with a focus on improving your business processes and promoting positive change throughout your business.

Simply put, adopting LEAN principles with the help of CME NL and their industry-specific LEAN facilitators can help your organization accomplish more with less. By maximizing resources, keeping employees engaged, and minimizing waste, your company can deliver more value to your customers in less time and with less effort, improving your organization’s bottom line.


Benefits of a LEAN approach include:

  • Increased employee engagement, productivity, and morale
  • Improved production capacity
  • Reduced lead and cycle times
  • More efficient processes
  • Improved management of changing priorities
  • Improved team project visibility
  • Maximization of square footage
  • Improved visibility to stakeholders
  • Improved safety performance
  • Reduced costs
  • Higher quality products and services
  • More predictable delivery of customer value

Logistics/How it works

We understand that every company is at a different stage of the manufacturing journey. Knowing how your business compares with industry leaders or where to start when creating a strategic process-improvement plan can take time and effort. We begin by getting to know your business by completing a Manufacturing Productivity Diagnostic, which focuses on 12 key areas:

  1. Process flow
  2. Innovation and technology
  3. Key performance indicators
  4. Quality assurance
  5. Workplace organization 
  6. Continuous improvement
  7. Lean knowledge
  8. Communication
  9. Preventative maintenance
  10. Standard work
  11. Leadership
  12. Organizational culture

The diagnostic includes engagement from all levels of the business to get a clear picture of the organization’s structure and processes. By identifying challenges and opportunities throughout the process, we can help you make significant positive impacts on your business processes while mitigating workflow and financial risks.


To participate, your company must be a current Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters member and be in good standing with the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada.

Program Brochures

To review CME NL’s Manufacturing Productivity Program Brochure, please click HERE.

To review a full list of available Modules and Certifications, please click HERE.


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