Operational Excellence is…

“Operational Excellence is a state of readiness that is attained as the efforts throughout the organization reach a state of alignment for achieving its strategies; and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – and is precursor to becoming a high-performance organization.”

Featured Articles

  • The Operational Excellence Manifesto
    “Operational Excellence is a state of readiness that is attained as the efforts throughout the organization reach a state of alignment for achieving its strategies; and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue ‘Operational Excellence by…
  • Operational Excellence – A Personal Case Study
    I write often about Operational Excellence.  How we live in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA).  How time is the enemy of the 21st century company and that the organization that knows and trusts its capabilities (and also where they are lacking) is better prepared to synthesize decisions from imperfect data –…
  • Leaving a Positive and Indelible Mark
    As we get older, it’s interesting what we recall from our youth and the impact it had upon us – even if we didn’t know it at the time. For me, I was blessed with having several teachers who supported me and influenced me a great deal; those that left a positive and indelible mark…
  • Scaling and Sustaining Your Education and Training Program
    I have been helping companies design and deploy their Operational Excellence (“OpEx”) and Continuous Improvement (“CI”) programs for a very long time.  Mind you, I was not born with this knowledge.  Rather I gained this knowledge by working with companies and observing the challenges they faced and helping them to overcome those challenges – and…

Recent Posts

  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – Year End 2020
    Operational Excellence By Design SM 2020 Year-End Highlights ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream….
  • Outliers Inn; New Ventures and Longest Nights
    Antlerboy starts off the show with a confession; that he has been seeing other people – in fact quite a selection of other people.  Behind JP’s back but in broad daylight, he has been recording two other podcasts; “Joy and Work” for leading (public) service transformation, and “Transduction” for the systems, complexity, and cybernetics.  He…
  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – December 2020
    Operational Excellence By Design SM December 2020   ‌ ‌ Get your copy of “State of Readiness” today! Monthly Musing “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin FOUNDER’S CORNER Know what? So what… There was a post in…
  • State of Readiness; Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics
    In this episode I invite Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics, to join me to share her story and the story of Matics; a publisher of suite of Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) applications that help manufacturers monitor and manage their production operation activities.  As CEO, Ofra’s responsibilities are to lead and steward the company’s ambitions to…

Thought Food

  • 3 Steps to Stop Remote Work Burnout
    Too much screen time, too many video calls and too few boundaries make remote working hard for all of us. Podcast host and writer Morra Aarons-Mele shares honest advice on what you can learn from the introverts in your life about protecting your energy and your limits.  Watch Full TED Talk here…
  • 5 Trends From the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020
    Supply chain leaders can evaluate the capabilities from this Hype Cycle to make strategic decisions on pilot projects and investments. In this year of uncertainty and disruption, supply chain leaders must strive to balance a focus on foundational capabilities with the pursuit of innovation. Organizations that set the base for their success now will be…
  • The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships
    Today’s leaders have never been under so much pressure. Even as they navigate the evolving COVID-19 crisis—keeping their customers and employees safe and their businesses viable—expectations are sky-high. Shareholders are calling for foresight, bold strategies, agility, and resilience, while governments and communities increasingly expect businesses to support broader goals, such as sustainability and social justice. For…
  • US Department of Justice; Combatting COVID-19 Fraud
    Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or submit the…

eNewsletters

  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – Year End 2020
    Operational Excellence By Design SM 2020 Year-End Highlights ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream….
  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – December 2020
    Operational Excellence By Design SM December 2020   ‌ ‌ Get your copy of “State of Readiness” today! Monthly Musing “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin FOUNDER’S CORNER Know what? So what… There was a post in…
  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – November 2020
          Operational Excellence By Design SM   November 2020 ‌ ‌     Get your copy of “State of Readiness” today!   Monthly Musing   “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau     FOUNDER’S CORNER   Choose Your Hard   Life is…