Operational Excellence is…

“Operational Excellence is a state of readiness attained as the efforts throughout the enterprise reach a state of alignment for pursuing its strategies; 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 a precursor to becoming a high-performance organization..”

Joseph F Paris Jr; Founder

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Have CIA Operatives Infiltrated Your Business?

Do you ever wonder why things don’t get done as quickly as they should?  Do things get lost in the shuffle?  Perhaps you find that you have to more closely supervise the people who are supposed to be doing the work?  Are decisions never made because they are perpetually being discussed?  Does work stop because […]

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“There Is ALWAYS More Than ONE Truth”… Or Is There?

As far back as I can remember in my career, which is actually to the beginning – many decades ago, my attention and efforts have been devoted to finding ways to improve the operational performance of an organization.  In the beginning, those efforts were typically focused on mission-critical parts of the organization.  And in this […]

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Up Scope – The Look Around

Managing Risk is certainly something all leaders at all levels must learn how to master. You can create probability versus outcome matrices, Key Performance Indicators, stop light charts, risk registers, Monte Carlo probability analyses, etc. Risk Management can become very complex if you want. But, the most critical skill in risk management, especially for developing […]

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A Closer Look at Lean Implementation

I recently read an article in the Operational Excellence Group: Getting to the Corporate Promised Land.  It’s a great article listing the business benefits of Lean Manufacturing, or as I prefer to call it: Operational Excellence.  The article cites progress and benefits in two companies – Toyota and Danaher. The benefits include: lead time reduction, productivity […]

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Enjoy the lighter side of Operational Excellence…

 

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Have CIA Operatives Infiltrated Your Business?

Do you ever wonder why things don’t get done as quickly as they should?  Do things get lost in the shuffle?  Perhaps you find that you have to more closely supervise the people who are supposed to be doing the work?  Are decisions never made because they are perpetually being discussed?  Does work stop because […]

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“There Is ALWAYS More Than ONE Truth”… Or Is There?

As far back as I can remember in my career, which is actually to the beginning – many decades ago, my attention and efforts have been devoted to finding ways to improve the operational performance of an organization.  In the beginning, those efforts were typically focused on mission-critical parts of the organization.  And in this […]

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Up Scope – The Look Around

Managing Risk is certainly something all leaders at all levels must learn how to master. You can create probability versus outcome matrices, Key Performance Indicators, stop light charts, risk registers, Monte Carlo probability analyses, etc. Risk Management can become very complex if you want. But, the most critical skill in risk management, especially for developing […]

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Escape the Improvement Trap; What Elite Companies Do to Improve

Over the last twenty years, organizations have adopted many different improvement programs – TQM, Re-engineering, Lean, Six Sigma, etc. Despite working hard to adopt/apply the particular improvement methodology, very few organizations actually experience a true transformation and radically improve their competitive position. The competitive position typically stays the same since competitors also advance by adopting […]

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Are You Working to Best in Class Performance?

Are your operations achieving best-in-class operating performance? As corporate earnings continue to show good growth and the great recession falls further into the past, adverse results may be creeping into operating performance levels while businesses emphasize top line growth.  Understanding what best in class performance is for today’s operations and how our improvement efforts affect […]

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Eurologistics Magazine: Lean is a Journey – October 2011

“Lean jest podróżą” by Joseph Paris published in the October 2011 issue of Eurologistics Magazine – in Polish. Download PDF “Lean is a Journey” – Original article in English. Download PDF

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Process Improvement For Small to Midsize Companies: Don’t Wait, Act Now!

Small to Midsize companies must consider a process improvement initiative sooner rather than later to uncover hidden opportunities for improved productivity and customer satisfaction. Why You Need Process Improvement and Enhanced Customer Experience Time and again, I have seen many processes across a variety of industries with an error rate in the range of 20-30%. […]

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