Productivity Movement refer to the commitment and active participation by all, government, employers, workers and public in activities to promote and increase the productivity.
Today’s fast moving competitive business environment demands efforts / activities in terms of productivity awareness, skill development, lean implementation and technological up-gradation. Improving the productivity, reducing lead times and timely delivery of the cost effective products & services at the same time are the key elements for survival. It means transforming the traditional mindset and practices of the industry to productive and innovative approaches.
On many fronts, Pakistan is quickly loosing to its competitors mainly because of the systems inefficiencies and low levels of innovation output and unavailability of national level framework for measuring productivity at firm level. Pakistan’s exports are stagnant mainly due to high production costs, resulting in losing competitive edge.
Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Lao in 1970 has a similar level of productivity to Pakistan, the two of these that improved productivity the most (Korea and Thailand) have substantially greater levels of resources that Pakistan.