Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – November/December Holiday Edition 2023

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2023 Nov/Dec Holiday Edition

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Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris

Considering the Entire Employee Lifecycle

This article explores the 10 Steps of the employee lifecycle; from recruitment through off-boarding (whether this is by promotion or separation) and the efforts and actions that can be taken by HR departments to increase the value of the employee to the company as well as the value of HR.

Where does your company stand? Would the opinions of the employees and those in the HR department be aligned?

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All Articles by Joseph Paris…

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.

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Vehicles for Change; Consultant, Advisor, Coach, and Academic

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.
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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.
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Featured Article

Five core practices for OpEx

Advisory Board Member, Benjamin Taylor, shares his thoughts on what he believes are the most important policies and protocols for creating and maintaining an effective and efficient Operational Excellence program that can scale and sustain over time.

The five core leadership practices are ways to introduce fundamental organisational development approaches into any organisation. They are proven, doable, and impactful.

Click here to read full article.

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.
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Eulogy of a Continuous Improvement Program

The 9 Questions to Ask

Best Practices for Designing and Deploying an OpEx/CI Program

Design Thinking for Operational Excellence

Design Thinking for Operational ExcellenceTM

Design Thinking for Operational ExcellenceTM provides a structured and user-centric approach to improving performance across the organization and its value-chain. It combines empathy, creativity, and iteration to foster innovation, enhance user experiences, and optimize operational efficiency. 

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Pre-Designed Workshop Journeys

We have created a series of Design Thinking for Operational ExcellenceTM workshops based on the lessons learned in “State of Readiness” for rapid strategy design and deployment and also template components for you to build your own workshops.

There are presently eight pre-designed workshops with a great many more in the works. Our goal is to create full library of design-thinking journeys.

Click here to learn more…

Workshop Moderator Training and Certification Course

Whether you are using a pre-designed workshop journey or creating your own from scratch, this 3-Day Course will teach you how to construct journeys and become a moderator for delivering a Design Thinking for Operational ExcellenceTM workshop.

These courses will be delivered as open enrollment several times per year and also available for single organizations.

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3-Day Design Thinking for Operational ExcellenceTM

Moderator Training and Certification Workshops

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Barcelona, March 06-08

Featured Article

What does Excellence taste like?

In the pursuit of excellence, great chefs understand that the smallest details can make the biggest difference in the taste, presentation, and overall dining experience. And just as great chefs develop a passion for excellence by paying attention to the details, business leaders can do the same. 

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QMS/ISO Solutions

Offering; QMS/ISO System and Consulting Practice

We created an entire offering and practice around QMS and supporting ISO standards based on the Microsoft Power Platform (including Power-BI and Power Automate).

To help accelerate the deployment of your system, we also created a full library of document templates for each of; ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment), and 45001 (Health and Safety).

Click here to learn more…

Learning Opportunities

Operational Excellence Roundtable

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.

Click here to find out more.

Featured Books

The Book

Podcast with the Author

The Book

Podcast with the Author

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.
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The Importance of a Project Review Board

Scaling and Sustaining your Training and Education Program

Build Organizational Capacity and Capability;

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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.

Listen to them all here…

State of Readiness | Scott Lushin’ Global OpEx at Donaldson

In this conversation, Scott shares his rather unusual journey at Donaldson where he started as a contractor from a temp-agency though to leading the OpEx efforts at Donaldson.

Give a listen here…

Supercharged Supply Chain

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.

Listen to them all here…

How the great supply chain reset is unfolding

Companies learned some tough lessons coming out of COVID. And some of the harder lessons learned were the weaknesses in their supply chains. But that’s changing.

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Logistics for The Future: An Insight Towards the Logistics Trends in 2024

IIn 2024 and beyond, how will businesses be affected by present and emerging trends in logistics? This article will share some thoughts on the subject.

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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.

Listen to them all here…

The Outliers Inn |Endings and Beginnings

In this episode, the hosts and guests share and discuss what changes they had or saw in the past year and what new adventures await them in the next.

Give a listen here…

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 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.
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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.

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Thought Food

Project Managers, Unlock the Power of Timeboxing

Cover Story: The road to achieving operational excellence

Is the AI buzz creating too much noise for CEOs to cut through?

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.

Click here to get the help you need now, today.

The OpEx Vault

Is Santa a Lean Leader?

Advisory Board Member, Philip Holt, mused about Santa and that there was a strong possibility that he was a Lean Leader.

So as we approach the Holiday period and Christmas, it got him thinking about Father Christmas, or Santa, and whether he is, in fact, a good example of a Lean Leader. The more that he investigated, the more that he found supporting evidence:

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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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Joseph Paris – Editor

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