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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – December 2021

Operational Excellence
By DesignSM
2021 December
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Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
The owner was trying to grow the business but didn’t have the skillset needed to scale it. He was trying to run a $75m per year company on his $15m per year capability and he was failing mightily.
He needed to learn to get out of his own way by surrounding himself with people who were smarter and more capable than himself and let them do their thing.
… Who has contributed over 100 articles spanning a decade across a wide range of business topics. There will surely be one of relevance and interest to you.
I am Joseph Paris. If I were a super-hero, my super-power would be helping people become high-performing individuals as members of high-performing teams in high-performing organizations.
Organizations from around the world engage my companies and me outright to help them become more resilient and in a “state of readiness”.
In addition, I offer a variety of speaking engagements designed to deliver high-energy and high-impact in shorter duration.
These include; my signature and highly regarded workshop and masterclass, plenary and breakout sessions, keynotes, and conference facilitation roles such as panel moderator or chairperson.
Click the link below to receive a copy of my biography and the abstract of my “State of Readiness Masterclass & Workshop” as well as select plenary sessions.
My book, “State of Readiness” has been endorsed by senior leaders at some of the most respected and well-known companies in the world today. With Foreword by Andrew Lambert, FEIT; VP of Production and Supply Chain at SpaceX.

Not quite ready to buy a copy of “State of Readiness” for yourself (or a colleague) just yet but are interested in learning more?
Connect with Joseph Paris
Learning Opportunities
Would YOU like to share your passions with others and lead a roundtable discussion? Share your thoughts with your peers from around the world? Now’s your chance to do just that.
Continuing Education opportunity for those managers who need to be better equipped to recognize and pursue the opportunities that exist at home and abroad.
Featured Article
By Michael F Schein: There is nothing more effective for getting people to follow (and buy from) a leader than the existence of a common enemy.
While this doesn’t mean you should go around calling on people to commit acts of violence or cruelty, those who aspire to lead—and to sell— need to publicly take a bold stand about what they are against, in addition to talking about what they are for.
Ask yourself the following two questions: What point of view do you often encounter in your field that is so wrongheaded that it literally makes you angry? And what point of view in your field are you 100 percent, unshakably confident in?
Building Awareness of Your OpEx/CI Offerings
Extend Your Reach…
The Operational Excellence Society is the center of gravity for the discipline and its reach is 750,000+ people.
Our audience:
 – 80% have budgetary and P/L authority; 
 – 70% work at companies with greater than 1,000 employees and 
 – 30% working at companies with greater than 10,000 employees.
We offer a variety of services including; marketing strategy development, content creation, podcast production, social media campaigns and outreach, and much, much, more.
Contact us if you would like to share your ambitions and discuss how we can partner to get your offering in front of people who are interested in how you can drive value to them.
Featured Sponsor: eschbach
A serial contributor to the Operational Excellence Society, Andreas Eschbach, President of eschbach GmbH, is a thought leader who shares his insights on the future of OEE in a collection of articles.
Featured Book
The Hype Handbook” will help you stand out from the crowd. Imagine if you could generate and leverage hype for positive purposes—like legitimate business success, helping people, or effecting positive change in your community. Michael F. Schein teaches you how.
Operational Excellence Enterprise Readiness System
Operational Excellence Enterprise Readiness System
You can’t become a high-performance organization without having the capacity and capability to deliver – and this is especially true when it comes to your most important assets – your team.
The Readiness Institute’s education and training system is world-class and is accredited for continuing education credits. It’s integrated learning approach will maximize the retention of the knowledge and, if our prescriptive approach is followed, will never be a cost to your organization.
Click below to receive your free copy of the Operational Excellence Enterprise Readiness System (OpEx-ERS) white-paper and module guide.
State of Readiness is a podcast set as a fireside chat between Joseph Paris and a select industry leader. In it, we discuss the guest’s journey and lessons learned so that the listener might not have to pay as much tuition to the “University of Life”
When we think of “hype”, we usually think of it in the negative sense, like someone is exaggerating. But what if hype really helped you stand apart from the crowd?
a podcast that delves into the complexity of modern supply chains and logistics.
As shipping containers clog the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, many importers are running into similar problems: There isn’t enough warehouse space to store the incoming freight.
In this episode, Ron and Joseph discuss the supply chain and logistical challenges that are supposedly global in nature. But are they really global? And if so, to what extent – or not?
The Outliers Inn; a podcast where we examine and discuss the more odd goings-on in life, in business, and in the world, with your hosts; JP and Mule.
JP and Mule talk about appreciation and how important it is to show people they are appreciated. Better yet, tell them using the word appreciate. It’s much more impactful than saying “thank you”.
Operational Excellence Program Design and Deployment
Operational Excellence Program Design and Deployment
They say that “up to 70% of Operational Excellence and Continuous improvement programs fail.”  
Don’t be one of them. Be the exception, not the rule.
“Fail to plan, plan to fail.” To help you, your program, and your company to be successful, XONITEK has created a Program Architecting Whitepaper where you will find the best practices for the planning stage of an OpEx/CI program.
If you follow our prescriptive approach, the roll-out of your program will almost be anti-climactic.
Even if you already have a program, you can use it as a benchmark to see how your efforts compare.
Click below to receive a copy of our 20+ page Best-Practices Program Architecting Whitepaper.
Thought Food
Interim Talent
Get the Help You Need…
Sometimes we get caught because of an unplanned separation of an employee who was performing a key role in the company or project. Sometimes we have a short-term need for an experienced specialist to help push through a deliverable.
But time is the enemy. This is not a situation where you can take the time to recruit. The need is now, and help is available.
The OpEx Vault
As companion pieces to this month’s Founder’s Corner (A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations), are four other pieces that tell the story of a company that was broken.
Coming SOON!
There is something pretty exciting brewing at the Operational Excellence Society and a few of its partners.
We can’t say exactly what it is yet, but stay tuned and don’t touch that dial! We will be right back (hint, hint).
Featured Article
By Vir Alvaran; Can we achieve operational excellence (minimize costs, maximize profits, continuously improve productivity and quality), and at the same time do it ethically and legally? Should we?
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Contact the Editor
“Thank you for being a valued reader. 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 article for consideration in our eNewsletter.”
Joseph Paris – Editor
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Phone: 307-222-6083

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