2009-Mar; XONITEK eNewsletter, Operational Excellence by Design

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XONITEK eNewsletter

March 2009


Operational Excellence Round-Table!

To be held at the Radisson Hotel at Opryland 

March 23rd in Nashville, Tennessee
20's cropBridging private-industry and academia, XONITEK and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are pleased to host an Operational Excellence Round-Table discussion in Nashville, Tennessee.

The round-table will address leveraging Operational Excellence (Lean, Six-Sigma and Leadership) in driving shareholder value though business optimizations (transformational change), efficiencies (execution), and the pursuit of perfection (continuous improvement).  The afternoon session is open to the public, but space is limited – so register today.


Upcoming Events of Note:
March 11th:20's crop
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Tri-State Conference: “Back to Ground Zero”
NYAS Conference Center, 7 World Trade Center, NYC
Click here to register.   About the ACG…. 
March 16th:20's crop
XONITEK EU Operational Excellence Summit

Prins Hendrikkade, 59-72, 1012AD Amsterdam

May 30 thru June 3rd:IIE Logo
IIE Annual Conference and Expo
Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Miami, FL
Click here to register.   About the IIE

From Zero to Hero

By Trevor Cusworth
One of the main problems with companies is that their sights are often set too low-using efficiency measures that don’t reflect their operation’s full potential.  Zero Loss Analysis provides a strong foundation for long-term improvement.

Identifying Risk Across the Enterprise

By Alan Taracuk
As buyers are becoming more demanding in their purchasing decisions’ (assuming that Near Term Revenue is coming from existing offerings) has the perceived risk of your offerings increased?  Buyers still choose the offering with the least risk.  How do customers and buyers rate your offering?  What is the competition doing to make their offers more attractive?

Part-7 in a series:  Click here to read article
Technology & ERP

Apples, Oranges and EDI

by Edwin Giles

As with any properly planned and executed implementation – setting up an EDI solution will take some time and effort.  But the advantages and returns will far outweigh the initial investment in the near term.

How Can ERP Help in a Lean Implementation?

by Robert W. Clarke

Rising material and labor costs, weak consumer spending, and the collapsing housing market are hammering businesses nationwide.  Many are looking for ways to re-engineer themselves to compensate for flattening growth.  Lean manufacturing has emerged as a viable method for ensuring continued prosperity.  Some people believe that Lean and ERP are mutually exclusive – They are not.  How can there be teamwork?

If you have any questions or comments related to this publication, please contact Trinity DeMars at DeMarsTK@xonitek.com

President’s Corner

“Eureka!  A moment of discovery…”Sometimes by accident – but mostly by trail and hard work – following a process will increase your likelihood of success.
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Click here for Paris’ Biography 

Engagement of the Month

White Paper 
A Fortune 500 Company with $25-billion in sales, IP partners with XONITEK to leverage opportunities from within during these uncertain times.

Customer Relations


By Barry Livsky 
What do these three letters mean to you?

Sales Relationships

By Richmond Hulse


Good, bad or indifferent, relationships – like wealth – are built over time.


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