Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – May 2015

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Issue: 2015-5
MAY 2015

A Message from our Founder…
8.5 “Must Know” Career Tips & Tricks
Joseph F Paris Jr
I wrote the first version of this article three years ago and have been updating it every year since. I have had a great many people remark to me that it has helped them a great deal (which is the point, I guess.) I have also had several people give me some new ideas and, of course, I have had time to rethink and revise what I had written. And with May thru June being the season for the year’s new graduates to be set free upon the marketplace, I believe revisits and republication of this article will become tradition.
I was watching the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”, starring Will Smith over the weekend. The movie is the story of Christopher “Chris” Gardner who struggled to win a job as a broker at Dean Witter Reynolds while being homeless and taking care of his son. It is the story of determination, struggle, being the under-dog – looking into the abyss and being absolved.

So I believe that is the point I want to stress this year – don’t let your fears hold you back.

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Event Highlights

May 21-22, 2015: Munich
We are proud to introduce the 3rd Annual Operational Excellence in Insurance conference – the place to be if you want to see where you stand right now and where you can go from here to achieve true operational excellence in all your departments.
OpEx Society’s Founder, Joseph Paris will be speaking.

May 30-June 2, 2015:
Nashville, Tennessee 
We look forward to seeing you in Nashville in 2015 for the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year! You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Take the best and re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues.
OpEx Society’s Founder, Joseph Paris will be delivering presenting.

CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards & Strategy Summit 

June 17-18, 2015: Warsaw
We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual CEE Summit which supports and recognizes manufacturing success in all sectors of the industry. We are expecting over 300 industry professionals and over 100 manufacturing executives to attend.
OpEx Society’s Founder, Joseph Paris will be in serving as a Jury Member.

Forget Supply Chain Management!
By Rick Feltenberger
When people discuss Supply Chain Management, there doesn’t seem to be any common understanding of what it is all about. I get it!
To some, it is software and technology. To others, it is just purchasing and logistics. And still others believe that it is ‘big data’ and analytics. No wonder that eyes glaze-over when the subject is mentioned. I’m not here to define SCM; you can find the definition on the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals website. I want you to understand some of the concepts behind supply chain management.  

Thought Food


4 Principals That Make Sales Funnels Flow Faster
By Michael Webb

Why Sales and Marketing Needs Operational Excellence

Every year CSO Insights (a research company for chief sales officers) conducts a study on sales management. In 2014, the average win rate of forecasted deals across all companies was 45.9 percent, virtually the same as the 45.7 percent achieved in 2013.

In other words, the average CEO would be better off placing “pass” bets at the craps tables in Vegas, where the odds are 49.3%.

Trust me…I’m an Engineer



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Connect with us…

May 14, 2015: Barcelona
Join us at the SC Leadership Forum where “C-level” Supply Chain executives and professionals from FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, 3PL, Pharma and e-Commerce share knowledge & insights on how to drive excellence in the markets they compete in.
OpEx Society’s Founder, Joseph Paris will be delivering the Keynote.

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LMJ Board Member and XONITEK’s Chairman, Joseph Paris, returns to discuss the ideas of short term-ism in the business world over continuous improvement.

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