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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – February 2022

Operational Excellence
By DesignSM
2022 February
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Connecting With Us
Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
Many Continuous Improvement professionals sing high praise of Japan, Japanese business practices, and one of the champions of Japanese industry; Toyota.
But if we take a look at the data, is any of it supported? Deserved?
This article examines the data and the conclusions that can be drawn should give cause for pause.
… 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 Sam Smolik: Excellence is defined as “the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.” Synonyms for excellent and excellence are distinction, first rate, superb, blue chip, choice, first class, five-star, top notch, top shelf, and numero uno. This article contains some of the information from the book for creating a culture of excellence.
People want their company to be excellent, but most companies are good at best. You must work just as hard to be good as to be excellent. If you have a mediocre organization and have frequent incidents, defects, and problems; you work even harder dealing with the problems and always behind.
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 almost 1,000,000 people.
Our audience:
 – 80% have budgetary and P/L authority; 
 – 55% 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 book summarizes best practices in a manner that readers can easily understand and implement. A clear roadmap is provided for how to design, utilize, and maintain a good management system that will increase an organization’s performance and productivity. Simplicity is a prevailing theme; it doesn’t have to be complicated.
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”
Sam shares his professional journey and the wisdom he gained from having been in senior leadership roles and what it takes to become a high-performance organization. It starts with Goal Zero.
a podcast that delves into the complexity of modern supply chains and logistics.
The US is likely past the worst of its supply-chain nightmare. But which challenges remain and what should we expect in 2022 and beyond?
Global supply chains are at a turning point that’s set to help determine whether logistics headwinds abate soon or keep restraining the global economy.
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.
The episode starts of light an airy, but gets very interesting as we discuss creativity, and team dynamics
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
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 Alexandr Sidorec; “Ideality” is not utopia. Instead, it is a state of helping to improve and rebuild systems while recognizing the fact that no idealized solution can stay ideal for long.
Such an idealisation unleashes out-of-box thinking because it relaxes self-imposed cognitive constraints (=inertia) and encourages exploration of areas that normally would be untouched due to bias and taboos.
That is why, for any of us to convert the apparently impossible into the possible across supply chains, it is necessary to remove or relax limiting factors.
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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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