2011-Apr: Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter

Featured Articles:
On Gambling, Logic, Statistics – and Project Portfolio Return Optimization;
Defuse the Process Bombs;
Barrier of Complacency to Competitive Advantage

XONITEK eNewsletter

April 2011

XONITEK LogoOperational Excellence by Design

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


EU Operational Excellence Summit

3rd Annual

The High-Performance Organization in a Frictionless World

The XONITEK Group of Companies is very pleased to announce the 3rd Annual EU Operational Excellence Summit – with this year’s venues being in:

– June 7th; Budapest, Hungary 

– June 9th; Milan, Italy    

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 – Full Event Program

This event might be the most worthwhile day you will spend this year – hearing some of the most interesting and dynamic business leaders discuss the challenges of the day and how you may best be prepared and overcome.

Click here for full event details including Speaker Roster and Registration Information.




On Gambling, Logic, Statistics – and Project Portfolio Return Optimization

By Joseph Paris; Chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies


Most people look at the overall return on an investment – be it personally (as in the “markets”) or professionally (in this instance, a Continuous Improvement program).  They look at the budget under their control and the magnitude of the overall return.  If the return achieves their goals, they are satisfied – if it does not, they are displeased.

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Defuse the Process Bombs

By Kelvin F. Cross
The directive was clear, “You have a week to find a way to defuse our ‘process bombs.”  This was the challenge put out by the new Vice President at a Fortune 200 company upon inheriting a business process fraught with delays and errors.  It is amazing what a sense of urgency and an aggressive deadline will do to focus one’s thinking and prioritization of work.

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Barrier of Complacency to Competitive Advantage

By Darrell Casey, PhD

To remain competitive in the market requires management to take an active role in recognizing and acknowledging that the business environment is changing daily.  Time and distance have been compressed to a point that their presence only ensures that somewhere a business interest is about to launch a product or services to meet changing customer needs; faster and cheaper.

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DeMarsYou are getting this eNewsletter because; you subscribed, are a member of one of the internet communities managed by XONITEK, or met someone from XONITEK.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments related to this publication – or if you might be interested in submitting an article for consideration in the eNewsletter.


Trinity DeMars – Editor


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