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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – November 2021

Operational Excellence
By DesignSM
2021 November
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Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
I was working on a turn-around engagement at a distressed company earlier this year.
Their IT infrastructure was a shambles holding on by a hope and a prayer. And although they had considerable resources at their disposal, there was no strategy. It was a game of whack-a-mole.
… Who has conributed 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.

Try before you buy
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 Marcy Axelrod: Our thoughts, feelings, and actions are significantly impacted by those around us. We achieve agency over their muscle and sway only by recognizing how and when it’s happening. The quality of our work is the result. We would be well served to take note.
Many of us feel disappointed and know why. Had we taken more time to think, plan, be more ready, things may have gone differently. Surveys and interviews over decades show we all know the value of true readiness. It’s called success and contentment. So why don’t we do it regularly? Data reveals four main reasons. 
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
On Your Game by Marcy Axelrod
On Your Game” is a wake-up call to all of us who find our days whizzing by without achieving our goals. In a witty, captivating style, Marcy Axelrod explains the Off Your Game systems we’re living in that conspire every moment to block our achievement. She details what living On Our Game is really about, and provides an elegant solution and easy tools to propel us back On Our Game!
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”
Each of us have our “A-game”; our individual “superpowers” that we bring every day. And most of the time we are on our game. But what do we do when we get knocked off our game and what do we need to do to fix it?
a podcast that delves into the complexity of modern supply chains and logistics.
Customers expect more from their purchasing experience. Exceeding these expectations could require an agile supply value chain—one made possible through digital supply networks.
The pandemic has tested the ingenuity, resilience and flexibility of supply chain leaders globally.
And it has also proved to be a real test of corporate values and purpose. Consumers, investors, governments and communities may ultimately judge companies on how they respond to this period of disruption.
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 discuss the reported challenges and disruptions in Supply Chains and Logistics; but what is the reality? How how much of this is actual problems and to what extent, and how much is hype? What’s the true impact?
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
If you have never been infected by ransomware, then you don’t know what it’s like to have your entire business turned upside-down and inside out; the experience of an existential threat to your business.
The fear itself of not knowing what can be recovered – if anything – or how much it will cost will lead to many sleepless nights. This article is about just such an experience.
When selecting an ERP system, it’s best to understand upfront that everyone is lying; the ERP provider, the implementation team, and you.
But understanding the dynamics, and your limitations, is critically important to achieving success.
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).
Trust Me… I’m an Engineer
Sponsors and Professional Organizations
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Your Education and Training Center
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Corporate Growth
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
PO Box 2554, 270 W Pearl Ave,
Suite 103, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone: 307-222-6083

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