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

 

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February 2010  
XONITEK LogoOperational Excellence by Design

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

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVES

On being “Green” and “Global Warming”…

By Joseph F Paris Jr
20's cropI guess I should start by saying – flat out – that I am no believer in mankind being the cause of “Global Warming”, perhaps not even as a facilitator.

As Mark Twain once said, “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics” – whose source is subject to motive and whose results are subject to being “spun” to a bias and purpose.

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OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Get Lean! – A Remedy to a Crisis?

By Jerry Runser
While many of us are thinking about “losing a few pounds”, that is not the focus of this article.  It’s about reducing “waste”, not “waist”.  The topic is “Lean” as it applies to the efficiency and effectiveness of a organizations.

Just as being lean is healthy for people, being Lean is healthy for organizations – including businesses, government, schools, and not-for-profit institutions.

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Sustainable Operations Excellence

By Darrell Casey
With global competition at such a dynamic level that any day lost without operations improvement imperils the company’s economic position; the status quo simply leads to failure.

In order to out pace this competitive environment, companies are implementing strategies to establish competitive advantage as a low cost producer or as a stand out through product differentiation.

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Top-10 Reasons High-Tech Salespeople Fail
– and what to do about it.

By Dave Harman, MBA
All sales professionals share common problems in their day-to day activities which lead to failure. Sales is a profession not unlike law, medicine, accounting or engineering; it requires continuous training and the refining of skills.  The following is a report based on research and observations of high-tech selling teams and describes the Top-10 problems and their solutions.

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