Productivity Measurements & Management

Half-Day Seminar

Seminar Description

This workshop will present definitions of productivity indices and how they are computed. This is followed by productivity diagnostics (what have you done right or wrong) and common strategies for productivity improvement. Some insights on how these strategies evolved into programmes such as Lean and Six Sigma as well as how these programmes could be dovetailed with efforts towards industry 4.0 will also be discussed. 

Learning Objectives

This seminar aims at imparting to the participants various definitions and interpretations of productivity as well as common strategies useful for improving productivity in both manufacturing and service industries.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this introductory seminar, participants will be aware of different definitions of productivity and useful approaches for improving productivity.

Who Should Attend

Managers and personnel with responsibilities for measuring and improving productivity in their organizations


Nil. Some prior knowledge of data analysis is useful but not essential.


  • A historical account of productivity
  • Productivity measurements
  • Productivity diagnostics
  • Common Strategies for productivity improvement
  • Six Sigma & Lean; towards industry 4.0

Prof. Tang Loon Ching
6 October 2017, 1.30pm - 5.30pm
National University of Singapore
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Course Fee
Standard Fee: SGD $428

* Fees indicated are inclusive of GST.

* Fees include course materials and afternoon tea break.

* The course date is subject to change. Please check TDSI website for programme updates. 

* Participants who fully complete the half-day course may qualify for PDUs by the PEB.