2011-Oct: Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter

Featured articles:
Whoosh… THUMP!;
Design of a Continuous Improvement Glossary Based Audit System;
Follow the 5% / 75% Rule

XONITEK eNewsletter

October 2011

XONITEK LogoOperational Excellence by Design

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


Whoosh… THUMP!

By Joseph Paris; Chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies


Industrial Engineers and Continuous Improvement Professionals devote a lot of energy – and look at many ways – to make stuff better, faster, cheaper, more reliably.

We use the various approaches, procedures and methods available in the discipline of Lean Six-Sigma – collectively known in the industry as the Lean Six-Sigma Toolkit – to help us improve the making of our stuff.

The ultimate goal is to eliminate all sources of friction and to create a continuous flow where the creation of our stuff goes WHOOSH through production and straight through to delivery.

THUMP! What was THAT?!

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Design of a Continuous Improvement Glossary Based Audit System

By Martin M. Stein, D.Sc. & Shiona Kamermans   

Recently, technical discussions at a recent company revealed that there were four different meanings for the term “uptime“. In addition, at another global manufacturer, four plants in the same country utilized different definitions of OEE.  All too often, the data sources used as well as the variable definitions and computational procedures are different. Also, plants tend to develop their own excel/access tools.

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Follow the 5% / 75% Rule

By Vivian Hairston Blade

For years, Jason has been an avid exerciser. Running and weight lifting frequent his routine.   With such an active exercise regimen, energizing music is definitely required.  A few years back, those clunky, skip-prone CD walkmans were the newest craze, but they just didn’t cut it for exercise!

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Professional Organizations



Oct 26-28, Monterrey Mexico
18th Annual Industrial Congress  

Joseph Paris,

Keynote Speaker

Nov 8th, Warsaw

Nov 10th, Munich

Inaugural Meetings of the first Operational Excellence Society Chapters

“Making it Real”


OpEx Discussion

How Did You Find Success Through All The Culture Changes

Thought Food

Yang Lan:  The Generation That Is Remaking China
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Climbing Greenback Mountain 

Amazon: The Walmart of the Web

A Plaything of Powerful Nations


Dexia Moves Crisis from the EU Periphery to Core  


Insight: What a Stronger Chinese Yuan Means for the United States  


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