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Operational Excellence
By DesignSM
2021 February
Monthly Musing
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people, and if you keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
–Ernest Hemingway
Connecting With Us
Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
The global pandemic has challenged, then transformed, the way businesses around the world operate.
And the transformations were so dramatic, realized with great velocity, and generated so much tangible benefit that it makes a person wonder why it was not done sooner.
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
Featured Article
Even with Lean, Complexity Kills
Kevin Robinson: Having spent three decades at Toyota, we spent little, if any time reading about ‘Lean’. In fact, we never referred to it as Lean, rather the Toyota Production System (TPS). For us that’s just how we did things, it was part of our basic culture.
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 Article
What Do You Mean: Just-in-Time
Vir Alvaran; There was a time when manufacturers talked about just-in-time deliveries of their production inputs (raw materials, components, supplies), then just-in-time-production or lean manufacturing. There is something missing in JIT and lean understanding which intimidates some manufacturers and service providers, and therefore causes them to “give up” without even trying. What do you mean, JIT?
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.
Podcasts
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”
State of Readiness invites Aaron Roe who has spent the last 15 years at Roche, holding positions and roles including; Commercial Excellence Director, Business Process Owner for Global Marketing and Customer Experience and various roles in Compliance, Continuous Improvement, and Quality.
a podcast that delves into the complexity of modern supply chains and logistics.
In this episode we discuss warehousing; its present state, trends, some of the opportunities and challenges that exist, and what the future might hold.
The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed supply chains and exposed weaknesses that need to be remedied.
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.
This is the first audio and video episode with JP and Mule hosting call-in guests. The topics explored include; two masks, the Super Bowl, telemetry, and wool. We even work in our favorite subject; beer.
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
How much data do you have to collect and analyze before you can absolutely guarantee with certainty an outcome?
If you want your business to survive, you need to innovate. If you want your business to thrive, you need transformation.
Trust Me… I’m an Engineer
Sponsors and Professional Organizations
Business and Operations Management Consulting
Your Education and Training Center
Association for
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
Address:
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Suite 103, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone: 307-222-6083
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