Grant Thornton Feed: Productivity improvement Keep informed, subscribe to our feed and get our latest updates. 2011-11-16T12:00:00-05:00 Grant Thornton Canada http://www.grantthornton.ca Clearwater Lobster urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-118_201602041014.58-118_1602041015-865.xml 2016-02-04T10:29:54-05:00   Clearwater Clams urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-118_201602041012.41-118_1602041012-591.xml 2016-02-04T10:29:51-05:00   RE/MAX Integra urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-118_201602041018.58-118_1602041019-178.xml 2016-02-04T10:22:01-05:00   Canadian North Inc, urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-118_201602041005.36-118_1602041005-762.xml 2016-02-04T10:12:39-05:00   Spruce It Up Garden Centre urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-129_201302071551.19-129_1302071551-531.xml 2013-02-08T14:48:02-05:00   Wasaya Airways LP urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-126_201212041117.57-126_1212041118-546.xml 2012-12-04T11:23:05-05:00   Participation House urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-126_201212041109.40-126_1212041109-687.xml 2012-12-04T11:14:41-05:00   OE Quality Friction Inc. urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-126_201212041104.49-126_1212041105-187.xml 2012-12-04T11:09:39-05:00   Nu-air Ventilation Systems Inc. urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-126_201212041057.47-126_1212041058-250.xml 2012-12-04T11:04:37-05:00   Frischkorn AV Rentals Inc. urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-126_201212041049.50-126_1212041051-140.xml 2012-12-04T10:58:08-05:00   Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-126_201212041037.29-126_1212041037-515.xml 2012-12-04T10:51:12-05:00   Acadia Drywall urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-126_201212041033.04-126_1212041033-171.xml 2012-12-04T10:37:11-05:00   Succeeding at succession: establishing your goals and objectives urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf 2011-10-17T15:16:57-05:00 A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include objectives that are aligned with your business strategies and goals—and then communicated to both your business and personal stakeholders. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Canadian manufacturing outlook: 2011 survey urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_survey_2011.pdf 2010-12-17T17:07:43-05:00 Innovation advantage: With the worst of the recession behind us, the 2011 outlook for Canadian manufacturers is most definitely looking up. Despite the challenges that lie ahead, many have already begun making positive changes, including investing in new employees, investing in new lines of business and expanding into new markets. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_survey_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf 2010-12-17T16:33:12-05:00 Manufacturing: The manufacturing sectors of many economies|,|across the globe have led the recovery from the|,|deepest recession since World War II. The collapse|,|of world trade, a lack of access to credit and|,|declining consumer confidence saw demand|,|plummet across the sector, but in recent months|,|output and orders have increased dramatically. Privately held businesses in the sector are markedly|,|more confident about their current prospects|,|compared to this time last year. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_retail.pdf 2010-12-17T16:23:25-05:00 Retail: The retail industry suffered during the global economic downturn as declining GDP growth and falling personal disposable income hit retail sales. Having slowed down in 2008, global non-food retail sales growth contracted in 2009 as fears over fiscal austerity measures and unemployment impacted on consumer confidence. The outlook for this sector is a changing business environment, in both the short and the longer-term. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_retail.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Mitten Vinyl Inc.- Meeting full growth potential urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-65_200802152003.25-65_0802152003-890.xml 2010-08-16T12:53:07-05:00 Meeting full growth potential Skymark International – Delivery performance urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-65_200802151913.53-65_0802151913-468.xml 2010-08-16T12:52:08-05:00 Delivery performance Shandiz Natural Foods Inc. - productivity improvement urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-95_200912081017.57-95_0912081018-281.xml 2010-08-16T12:45:28-05:00   Bonté Foods - productivity improvement urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-75_201004161352.53-75_1004161353-687.xml 2010-08-16T12:44:48-05:00