2009-Jul: Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletterJuly 30, 2009XONITEKeNewsletters, Press RoomeNewsletter Operational Excellence by Design – A cross-disciplinary approach in the pursuit of perfection. XONITEK eNewsletter July 2009 ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS XONITEK Telephone Numbers Change In order to better support our clients and our business partners – XONITEK Corporation (USA) is deploying a new telephony system which will facilitate the communication and collaboration of the resources throughout the XONITEK Value-Chain. The new telephone numbers are: 888.996.7771 – United States, Toll Free 646.308.1343 – International (United States Based) Click here to read more… XONITEK Leverages East of England International for EU Expansion XONITEK is very pleased to announce a strategic partnership with East of England International (EEI). EEI has been on hand to support the company while the company established itself in the UK. Central to EEI’s support for XONITEK has been the information and advice in steering the company towards UK and East of England based organizations that they can partner and use as an advantageous source of expertise. Click here to read more… About East of England International… XONITEK to Sponsor WCBF Six-Sigma Solutions Conference in Florida October 13 thru 16th: 4th Annual Global Lean, Six-Sigma, and Business Improvement Summit & Industry Awards Conference Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando, Florida. The conference presents an unrivalled speaker panel headlined by top business authors Al Switzler and Norman Bodek, complimented by an outstanding speaker panel of industry leaders, CEOs and first-class Deployment practitioners addressing Lean, Six Sigma and process excellence for innovation and outstanding performance including Steven Bonacorsi of XONITEK. Click here to register… About the WCBF… OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE The Bottom Line for Customer Experience? By Vivian Hairston Blade How do you change the dynamics of what seems like an inevitable situation, especially in a down economy when customers are spending less and cost containment is paramount? What if you had the control to change the trend right in the palm of your hand? The good news is – YOU DO! Click here to read full article… Renewable Energy Credit By Kenneth Kramer & Richard Meyer The tax incentives provided for qualifying renewable energy projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 include production tax credits, investment tax credits, and refundable cash grants. These incentives permit a range of transaction structuring options for qualifying projects, including the ability to step up the basis of a self-constructed project from construction cost to fair market value by entering into a sale/leaseback or partnership structure. Click here to read full article… Change More for Less by Anneloes Cordia Everybody agrees that change has to come. We have to change our ways in respect to the environment, but limited resources will also force us to act more as partners in a business relationship in order to cope with the challenges of a global market. Change is no longer voluntary, but a necessity. Click here to read full article… ERP & TECHNOLOGY Business in the Clouds By Ed Giles The best way to explain Cloud Computing is to think of it as a formless void – of unknown whereabouts – that contains data and applications which are accessible via an internet user. But what’s it all about and why? Click here to read full article… President’s Corner Private Equity: A Brave New World The days of flipping an investment using ever-increasing and creative forms of leverage are over. So what’s an investor to do? It’s simple, make a go of it… Full Article Paris’ Biography Paris’ LinkedIn Profile Lean Six-Sigma Notepad Steven Bonacorsi Steven Bonacorsi is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Senior Master Black Belt instructor, coach and consultant for XONITEK. LinkedIn Profile Process Mapping with Flowcharts A flowchart is an outline or schematic drawing of the process your team is trying to measure or improve. It can also be a picture of an ideal process that you would like to use. Full Article Critical Path Mapping with Activity Network Diagrams The activity network diagram is a method of displaying the timelines of all the various subtasks that are involved in a project. Full Article Economist Headlines A New Sick Man The Biggest Bill in History Tweeting All the Way to the Bank Professional Organizations Contact the Editor You are getting this email because you either subscribed or are a member of one of the internet communities managed by XONITEK. If you have any questions or comments related to this publication, please contact Trinity DeMarsDeMarsTK@xonitek.com 30382 Click here to contact us for more information.