Bridging private-industry, academia and government – events will address leveraging Operational Excellence (Lean, Six-Sigma and Leadership) in driving stakeholder value though business optimizations (transformational organization change), efficiencies (execution and realization), and the pursuit of perfection (continuous improvement).
“Last year’s Xonitek EU summit was definitely worth going to. It helped me to improve my lean vision further. They had some great key note speakers covering a range of different topics (methodology, culture change, roll out,…) On top of that, my personal network extended significantly during and after the summit. I look forward to the 2010 edition.”
Koen Hendricks – Responsable Logistique Operationnelle at Danone; Lesquin, France
Rapid Improvement through Benchmarking
By Jerry Runser
Do you benchmark? Do you use benchmarks? What’s the difference and why should you care?The answers to these questions depends first on the context: are you a surveyor, a geo-cacher, a technician measuring computer performance … or a leader or change-agent concerned with improving an organization’s performance? This article is aimed at those of you in the last category.
Partnering, Clustering & .nets:
The Next Challenge for Operational Excellence
By Richard Gibbs
As the first decade of the 21st ends, we can envisage that collaborative relationships will multiply and intensify. The concept of operational excellence and issue resolution based solely within a single department, function or organization will give way to collaboration between function (spanning geographic boundaries) and organizations. In reviewing the three big challenges of business model development (Partnering, Clustering and.nets), continued operational process improvements and innovation research has found a pervasive theme in successful organizations.