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Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – September 2022

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Operational Excellence
By DesignSM
2022 September
Monthly Musing
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Founder’s Corner – Joseph Paris
Just-In-Time is an approach to managing inventory flows. The basic premise is that product is not manufactured or procured unless there is a demand for it from the end-customer.
For the supply chain, that means purchased products should not arrive at the manufacturing facility until needed.
This depends on a supply chain that is stable and predictable. And that’s all well and good, unless its not well and good.
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.

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.

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.
If you are 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
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.
Featured Article
In this article, paraphrased from his book, “The Daily Pursuit of Excellence”, Sam Smolik shares some of the wisdom he gained along his professional journey which included holding senior-level positions at Dow, Shell, and LyondellBasell.
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.
The the Operational Excellence Society help you.
Featured Books
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”
A conversation where we discuss what diversity and inclusion means and how an organization can find real strength when people with differing perspectives and life experiences get involved.
a podcast that delves into the complexity of modern supply chains and logistics.
Manufacturers are going through a fundamental rethink of their supply chain strategies given the seeming permanence of operating in a VUCA world.
Supply chains are global, and the world is shrinking, meaning a shock to one part is a shock to the whole. And the shocks to supply just keep coming.
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, the hosts at The Outliers Inn talk about those things in life that are appear to be unrelated, but become related. Is it just a mental trick? You know the conversation is getting weird when Carl Jung comes up.
Building Awareness of Your OpEx/CI Offerings
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.
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.
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
The healthcare industry as a whole in the United States is corrupt, dysfunctional, ineffective, and inefficient. And it is regardless of “party affiliation” since everyone appears to share this opinion.  But what about some hard facts and data?
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).
Featured Article
From theleanmag: When an organization is asked about their learning strategy, they almost always show a training plan.
Training is about conveying what you already know to additional people. Learning is about discovery. Problem solving is built on learning. Innovation requires learning. Strategy depends upon learning. Training is a converging, standard-setting process.
Learning and training are not the same thing.
Trust Me… I’m an Engineer
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Your Education and Training Center
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