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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – April 2023

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Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2023 April ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Connecting With Us Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris The Strategic HR Department Instead of being a strategic force, I find that most HR Departments are tactical; focused on compliance with the various labor laws and regulations and making sure the paperwork is all in…
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The Strategic HR Department

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I have been in business, running a consultancy (XONITEK) since 1985.  Besides it making me uniquely unemployable, I have had the opportunity to observe and interact with the many incarnations and varieties of Human Resource (HR) Departments at countless clients over the course of years. Marking our calendars, today is April 10th, 2023.  And to date,…
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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – March 2023

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Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2023 March ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Connecting With Us Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris Culture Change; What is it and why change it? The subject of “culture change” has been a topic at many conferences on Operational Excellence over the past several years. But the conversation always seems to gravitate…
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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – February 2023

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Operational Excellence By DesignSM 2023 February ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing Connecting With Us Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris Learnings from Africa I love South and Southern Africa, ever since I first went there in 1995 to deliver training on how to implement and ERP system in a manufacturing environment. I made sure to go…
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State Of Readiness | Norbert Majerus; Author, Consultant, and Lean Champion (Ret) Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

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Hello and welcome to another edition of State of Readiness with your host, Joseph Paris. My guest today is Norbert Majerus; Author of “Lean-Driven Innovation” and “Winning Innovation” and a Lean Champion (Ret) from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He confesses that he went into engineering because he didn’t like to working with people and…
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