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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – May 2023

Operational Excellence
By DesignSM
2023 May
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Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
A kill chain is a systems engineering tool that illustrates a sequence of events within a given complex process, called the mission. As applied to business, the effects chain systematically decomposes the mission, which is important for analysis.
In order to identify areas of inefficiency or where the mission is working, a detailed understanding of each function’s responsibilities and metrics is necessary.
As founder of the Operational Excellence Society, Joseph Paris has contributed well over 100 articles spanning a decade and across a wide range of business topics.
Click here to browse all of his articles. There will surely be one of relevance and interest to you.

We live in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. And the competitive advantage will go to the company that is ready to face the challenges; see further beyond the horizon, recognize opportunities and threats sooner, and be able to device and deploy decisive responses faster.

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.
If you are 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
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.
Featured Article
CEOs who engage on trade association boards are migrating to an outward looking focus. They participate in the development of a Strategic Industry Plan that helps all companies in the value chain overcome challenges. As the outward looking focus is taking hold, CEOs insist upon measurable outcomes and business solutions.
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.
The the Operational Excellence Society help you.
Featured Books
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” as we have.
In this conversation, Daniel shares the purpose and importance of professionals and industries forming advocacy platforms so they can speak with one voice and message rather than several.
a podcast that delves into the complexity of modern supply chains and logistics.
And a website that delivers the latest news and trends for the Supply Chain and Logistics professional.
In a world that has never been more “on demand”, an agile supply chain can quickly adapt to market changes, anticipate spikes in demand, and help to set and meet the customers’ delivery expectations.
How important is having an agile supply chain to your company?
Supply chains worldwide will continue to be caught in the struggle now and into the future. The question will remain: Who will be the winners and who will be the losers?
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.
In this episode, we talk about the need to reset attitudes and be a little less like Karen and Ken, how people get promoted to a level of incompetence, golf, and a great deal more.
Building Awareness of Your OpEx/CI Offerings
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.
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.
Featured Article
If you are like most American businesses today, two out of your three employees or teammates are not engaged.
In this article, Sergei Brovkin delves into the strategies and insights specifically tailored to business owners and leaders. In it, you will discover how you can drive employee engagement, enhance productivity, and maximize profits within your organization.
The OpEx Vault
I was in Denver and started chatting with one of the other road warriors who we are apt to meet from time to time.
While sharing stories about how our organizations wanted to be more or better than their present selves, she shared a quote “Hunger makes a good cook”. I thought, “Yeah, I understand that.” Further, I could relate to it.
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).
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