The Createch Group

The Createch Group
The Ken Blanchard Companies

The Ken Blanchard Companies

May 17, 2010 07:00 ET

The Createch Group Announces a Service Agreement With The Ken Blanchard Companies® to Use the SLII® Program

The Createch Group announces its service agreement with The Ken Blanchard Companies® to integrate the Situational Leadership® II program in its already acknowledged Daily Management System (DMS) service.

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - The Createch Group, a leading Canadian provider of supply chain optimization and information technology (IT) solution integration, signed a service agreement with The Ken Blanchard Companies, a leader in leadership training, productivity, performance and efficiency, in order to integrate the Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) program to its DMS service offering.

"SLII® is the best tool on the market. Acknowledged around the world, it will become the cornerstone on the employee development section of our Daily Operational Management services" said Normand Daoust, principal vice-president, Operational Performance Improvement, at The Createch Group.

"We are happy to have The Createch Group as a new partner offering Situational Leadership® II. Their team of seasoned professionals will be able to offer a new value added service to Quebec and Canadian organizations. This service agreement is well aligned with our strategy to develop the Canadian market" added Michel P. Archambault, district manager, Eastern Canada – The Ken Blanchard Companies.

The Createch Group will use the SLII® program in its Daily Management System (DMS) service. DMS allows organizations to eliminate the sources of variation that usually are generated by traditional management practices. Following guiding principles such as work standardization, daily control, daily communication and daily improvements, the management has solid tools to use the best known practices; to monitor its customized designated KPIs, to keep all the team aligned with the objectives and taking actions to address designated issues that are communicated seamlessly to the entire team. In this environment, SLII®, as a model and also a tool for more efficient communication, helps to develop self-autonomy and increases the frequency and quality of exchange between managers and coworkers. 

"Therefore, our DMS service will use SLII® to enhance employee mobilization, to develop competencies and increase employee retention. We have to propose the best as far as methodology in this area to our clients" said Normand Daoust. "Most of the Fortune 500 companies use the SLII® model as a reference in the development and talent management area. He adds "improving daily operations is based in large part on the leadership development at the management level. Using such a tool, which has a proven track record worldwide, is a key element for our clients' development."

About The Createch Group

The Createch Group is a Canadian leader in supply chain optimization and in IT integration solutions. Since 1993, this consulting firm offers services in improving manufacturing performance and logistics, in transforming processes, in managing change and in implementing technological solutions such as ERP systems and Asset Management Solutions (AMS). The company integrates proven solutions and makes use of the best business practices in the industry. To date, The Createch Group has implemented over 2,000 projects and helped over 1,000 businesses improve performance and increase profitability. For more information, please visit

About The Ken Blanchard Companies

With nearly three decades of helping leaders and organizations, more than 18 million books in print, programs offered in more than 12 languages and clients across five continents, The Ken Blanchard Companies® is recognized as one of the world's leading training and development experts.

Our groundbreaking thinking and memorable learner experiences create lasting behavioral change that has measurable impact on the organizations with which we work - companies that wish to develop leadership capacity, improve workplace cultures, drive organizational change and strategic alignment, and become high performing organizations. Using a collaborative diagnostic process we help identify each organization's unique needs and business issues, and then help to develop an appropriate leadership strategy to drive results and profits.

As the innovator of Situational Leadership® II - the most widely used leadership development system in the world - our behavioral models add a situational context to the training experience so individuals learn to be more productive in real-world scenarios and make the shift from learning to doing more quickly and effectively. Learning takes place through both instructor-led and virtual experiences offered by our worldwide network of consulting partners, trainers, and coaches. To learn more, visit

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