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  • Podcasts
    money

    Episode 3 – The Outliers Inn – Financial Services Across the Spectrum

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Welcome to Episode 3 of the Outliers Inn podcast series: Financial Services Across the Spectrum Topic: Every day we read about finance and doing mega-deals, but what about finance for the average business owner?  Most start-ups rely on credit-cards, but did you know there are avenues other than credit-cards?  For instance, consider the valuable, yet obscure, role that pawn-shops might play – beyond “Pawn Stars”.  And then there are the nuances of engaging in finance in different parts of the world – after all, there is hardly a more intimate form of relationship between two people than those that involve money.…

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    supply chain

    5 Keys to Establishing and Maintaining Optimal Target Inventory Levels

    - by David McPhetrige

    At a high level, a supply chain’s structure defines critical factors affecting optimal target inventory levels – factors such as replenishment lead time and variation, customer demand and variation, and replenishment frequency. Supply-chain structure is fundamental to optimal overall financial performance. Still, to achieve target service levels reliably with minimal inventory and expediting, we must establish and maintain optimal target inventory levels for each item in each stocking location. So we ask: Can you establish and maintain the optimal inventory position for each item in each location? It’s a heavy question, containing these 5 key sub-topics: Optimal inventory – definition…

  • Body of Knowledge
    waste

    Operational Excellence demands you should never waste a good crisis

    - by Richard Lyle

    As the UK economy continues to lick its wounds and works hard to rebuild a more rosy future, it is a useful time for reflection and improvement.  Whilst very few industries emerged unscathed, in the construction industry there is no disputing the level of chaos and damage caused by half a decade of economic quagmire.   The construction industry may have dragged itself into the recovery position, but the scale of the impact remains an ongoing concern for many organisations, business leaders and policymakers across the sector. During the downturn, the industry witnessed a dramatic catalogue of events which not only…

  • eNewsletters

    Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – December 2015

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Sponsored By Issue: 2015-12 DECEMBER 2015 As we come to the end of another circuit around the sun, we find ourselves reflective of the year’s hard fought battles won and lost, of loves arrived and departed, and of business and professional successes and disappointments.    With rebuilding spirit, we look with great anticipation to what lay before us in the coming year.    And, most importantly, we look to reconnect over the next few weeks with our families and closest friends.  After all, we do what we do professionally – not for love of treasure, or stature, or other hubris…

  • Podcasts
    past present

    Episode 2 – The Outliers Inn – Organizational Change: Past, Present, and Future

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Welcome to Episode 2 of The Outliers Inn – Organizational Change: Past, Present, and Future Topic: Who changes the change? Are we in a radical new era of thinking about organisations, or is it plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose? Are we any better now at managing organisations – and managing change and transformation – than we were forty years ago? Or should we just stop stuffing it up? The boys chew the fat… Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society & The XONITEK Group of Companies &  Benjamin Taylor,  Managing Partner of RedQuadrant. Guests:  Ollie Mack – Change & Transformation, Dennis Vergne – RedQuadrant.…

  • Body of Knowledge
    2015

    Holiday Wishes from Joseph Paris and the OpEx Society – 2015

    - by Joseph Paris

    As we come to the end of another circuit around the sun, we find ourselves reflective of the year’s hard fought battles won and lost, of loves arrived and departed, and of business and professional successes and disappointments. With rebuilding spirit, we look with great anticipation to what lay before us in the coming year. And, most importantly, we look to reconnect over the next few weeks with our families and closest friends.  After all, we do what we do professionally – not for love of treasure, or stature, or other hubris – but to leave an indelible and positive…

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