2009-May; XONITEK eNewsletter, Operational Excellence by Design

XONITEK LogoOperational Excellence by Design

– A cross-disciplinary approach in the pursuit of perfection. 

XONITEK eNewsletter

May 2009


Upcoming Events of Note:
May 30 thru June 3rd:IIE Logo
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Annual Conference and Expo
Doral Golf Resort and Spa – Miami, FL (USA)

Industry managers, top-notch researchers and outstanding educators reveal creative and innovative solutions at the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo 2009 – an event open to all involved in process improvement.  The conference includes research presentations from more than 700 individuals representing industry and academia and much, much more.

Click here to register…   About the IIE

June 16th & 17th:

Association for Corporate Growth – New York (ACG-NY)

2nd Annual Manufacturing & Logistics Conference

Westchester Country Club – Rye, NY (USA)

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Click here to register…  About the ACG


Look to the right column for roster high-lights.
XONITEK has long dedicated itself to being the premier global facilitator to our clients in their pursuit of Operational Excellence (Lean / Six-Sigma and Leadership).

But to achieve a value-proposition above the rest and truly be the strategic resource to our clients,  one must surround themselves with the very best talent and be where the clients are.

To these ends, we have;

If you want to realize how good you can be and want help in your pursuit, look no further than XONITEK


Histograms-101: See the Quality…

By Steven Bonacorsi
An important aspect of total quality is the identification and control of all the sources of variation so that processes produce essentially the same result again and again.  At a glance, a histogram – in all their forms – is a tool that allows you to identify and understand a variation that exists in a process.

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The Manual Pareto Chart

By Sam Frazier
When was the last time you created a Pareto chart manually?  For those of you not familiar with a “Pareto ” chart, it is simply a bar chart that organizes the categories from highest-to-lowest in frequency of occurrence.  Pareto charts are useful when “issues” outnumber the resources available to solve them; obviously, you would want to put the resources on the largest issues first.
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ERP & Technology

Getting it Right:

Failure is the Highway to Success

by Robert W. Clarke

Many times, regardless of how well we plan, some things just fail. Maybe it’s a webinar or a meeting presentation that was well prepared for, but suffered technical difficulty; maybe a savings plan losing nearly half of its value in today’s recession. These challenging situations define our days, but our responses to them determine our future success.

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It Takes Some Green to Go Green 

by Edwin Giles
One of the hot-topics in in the world recently is the urging to “Go Green”.  However, many companies, institutions, and government agencies are finding that the cost of being responsible is too much and in many cases, the desire to be Green and economic reality are at opposite poles.  What are the conflicts?  And what can be done?

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President’s Corner

Absinthe, The “Green Fairy”, and Operational Excellence
How can Amsterdam and an experience with Absinthe help illuminate the inefficiencies in some government processes?
Paris’ Biography

Additions to the XONITEK Team

Steven Bonacorsi (USA)
Senior Consultant with an extensive pedigree that includes being a Six-Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) at GE.  

George Pesansky (USA)
Senior Consultant and Six-Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) with extensive experience in leveraging and replicating the best practices that already exist within a company.

James Ritchie (USA) 
Senior Consultant specializing in finance and turn-around situations and with extensive international experience.

Matt “Boom” Daniel (USA)
Senior Consultant specializing in Leadership and Team-Building, “Boom” is an F/A-18 fighter pilot and graduate of Top Gun.

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David Boyman (UK) 
An experienced leader, David is the Managing Director of XONITEK (UK) Limited and will lead the efforts in the EMEA.

Ruud Weyers (NL)
With a track record for success and based in the Netherlands, Ruud is responsible for Business Development in the EMEA.

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