2010-Apr: Operational Excellence by Design – the XONITEK eNewsletter

2010-Apr: Operational Excellence by Design – the XONITEK eNewsletter
April 8, 2010 Operational Excellence Society
XONITEK eNewsletter
                                                              April 2010   
XONITEK LogoOperational Excellence by Design

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


Symposiums: Operational Excellence in the EU
“A Frictionless World”
Event:  Full Multi-Venue Details with Speaker Roster

May 18th; London, United Kingdom

May 20th; The Hague, Netherlands

May 25th; Warsaw, Poland

May 27th; Frankfurt, Germany


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).


Outstanding Speakers – Impressive Venues – Easy Access
Click here for full event details

“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


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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.

Click here for full article.

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.

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