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.”

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  • 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…

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  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – January 2022
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2022 January December ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Connecting With Us Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris Deepfakes and the Uncanny Valley Did you ever look at a video clip, or a sound bite, or a picture and it made you uneasy; but you couldn’t quite put your finger on it? Chances…
  • Deepfakes and the Uncanny Valley
    Introduction Did you ever look at a video clip, or a sound bite, or a picture and it made you uneasy; but you couldn’t quite put your finger on it?  Chances are that it made you uneasy because it wasn’t real.  Rather, it was intended to make you believe it was real; to fool you. …
  • State of Readiness | William Bierce; “Smarter Business Exits”
    In this episode of “State of Readiness”, I welcome William “Bill” Bierce, co-founder of Bierce & Kenerson PC and author of the book, “Smarter Business Exits“. I have known Bill for some time. He is a multi-faceted and worldly individual who is engaging in conversation on many topics. The topic of discussion for this episode is…
  • Television Driving Digital Transformation
    For me Digital Transformation (DX) is the integration of digital technologies and data to create new or modify existing customer experiences, business processes and culture to meet changing society, markets demands and business requirements. An important aspect of driving this DX is to continually reimagine your own business in the digital age. But how do…

Thought Food

  • Navigating the labor mismatch in US logistics and supply chains
    Structural shifts in the labor market have left companies struggling to recruit and retain workers. But a set of concrete actions can help address this imbalance across value chains. As the US economy recovers post-pandemic, demand for labor has outstripped supply. Companies are facing the “Great Attrition,” coupled with increased competition for labor. The transportation and…
  • In search of resilience
    Precautionism; The quest for resilience involves reaching for facts, friends and fortification When covid-19 led to a scramble for face masks, Lloyd Armbrust saw America’s shortage as “a really dumb problem to have”. But after his company’s first face mask came off the production line in Austin, Texas, he faced problems of his own. A…
  • Tech investors can’t get enough of Europe’s fizzing startup scene
    A continent learns to hustle. After a long slumber, Europe’s animal spirits are stirring The idea of a Europe hostile to entrepreneurs would once have seemed laughable. At its 17th-century peak the Dutch East India Company’s appetite for capital was so voracious that it demanded the invention of the public stockmarket. Investors then did not…
  • Should You Even Bother with New Year’s Resolutions This Year?
    Summary.   Setting resolutions often feels like a pointless exercise — something we do at the beginning of each year only to then feel guilty by February. The pandemic has only made the practice feel more helpless. Why even attempt to set resolutions when you have no idea what will transpire in the coming months? The author explains…

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  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – January 2022
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2022 January December ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Connecting With Us Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris Deepfakes and the Uncanny Valley Did you ever look at a video clip, or a sound bite, or a picture and it made you uneasy; but you couldn’t quite put your finger on it? Chances…
  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – December 2021
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2021 December ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Connecting With Us Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris A man’s gotta know his limitations The owner was trying to grow the business but didn’t have the skillset needed to scale it. He was trying to run a $75m per year company on his…
  • Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – November 2021
    Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2021 November ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Connecting With Us Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris Respect the Neural Network of Your Business I was working on a turn-around engagement at a distressed company earlier this year. Their IT infrastructure was a shambles holding on by a hope and a prayer….