The competitive advantage for businesses in the 20th Century was centered around the efforts related to process excellence – making the processes throughout a business as efficient and as effective as possible. And this was accomplished using a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and so on.
This is not to say that a mastering of these methodologies and their tools are obsolete or otherwise diminished in their importance. They are a necessary foundation on which to build and go beyond – for time is the enemy of the 21st Century company- for time is the enemy of the 21st Century company.
Therefore, the competitive advantage will go to the companies that can see further beyond the horizon then their competition, be able to recognize opportunities and threats sooner, and be able to devise and deploy decisive engagements of those opportunities and threats more quickly…
The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit
March 12 – 16, 2018 | Orlando, Florida
Join us at The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit (BTOES18), where Joseph Paris will be delivering a dynamic session and workshop.This is the largest gathering of progressive leadership-level executives within Business Transformation & Operational Excellence.
Be sure to use code: OPEXSOC upon registration to receive 20% discount!
State of Readiness Online Masterclass
April 20 – May 11, 2018
We invite you all to attend the State of Readiness On-Line Masterclass that Joseph Paris is conducting for Europe and the Americas. Based on his recently released and highly acclaimed book, “State of Readiness” (May 2017), it is the same highly regarded Masterclass that he has delivered at Universities, Symposia, and to individual companies over the last several months…
We believe you will find the content of particular relevance to you and your endeavors and an excellent use of your time.
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Hear about case studies, research and tools on a global stage at the LARGEST industrial and systems engineering event of the year.
IISE Annual 2018 will bring leaders in the industry and academia, including our own Joseph Paris, up-and-comers and students together to develop connections and share experiences.
The Words Matter Movement
The Words Matter Movement involves being a practitioner of careful, thoughtful and deliberate positive communication. It is so easy to speak without thinking. To not genuinely listen and connect with people. When words are used in the wrong way it can be devastating.
Words are container of power. So, how are you using yours? Words motivate or deflate thoughts hopes, dreams and actions. Words have the power to excite, inspire, elate, sadden, frighten, anger or give hope. Language is behavior. What you say matters. It shapes your environment, your work and your life.
Business Transformation and Operational Excellence Key Challenges
Speed and the ability to adapt to changing market conditions are a significant challenge for business.
The threat of new competition (the #1 driver), rising customer expectations, expanding markets, and digitalization are the key drivers of change.
These are driving force behind the every increasing need for Operational Excellence, especially for end-to-end Business Transformation, and rapid, agile, flexible solution offerings and execution.
New technologies and innovation acceleration are disrupting all traditional industries and markets. Start-ups no longer have major barriers to entry, computing powering is accelerating, and business models are being disrupted in just a few months, causing massive pressures on margins.
Topic: Join us as we discuss negative curves and how to make them positive, ” The 60 Seconds of Joy“, and the Plus Plus Dash with Joy Baldridge.About Joy: Joy Baldridge, CPC, CSP, is a renown self-management expert who helps the best companies in the world become even better at increasing revenue and productivity while decreasing stress and frustration. She began her speaking and training career at birth. She was born into a family of driven entrepreneurs and dynamic educators. Her parents founded the Baldridge Learning Center in 1956. Her first official speaking engagement was at the White House, at the age of 19. She got there by cold calling the president.In 1992, Joy founded Baldridge Seminars International, a professional development organization that focuses on management, leadership, sales, communication and priority management skill development. In her seminar and keynote presentations Joy shares innovative ways to adapt to change while increasing revenue, productivity and profitability. Her keynote presentations and seminars are highly entertaining, extremely informative and completely customized. They are known for producing immediate, positive, and tangible results.
“Everything looks like failure in the middle.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
SUMMARY: All senior leader teams get stuck on their improvement journey. Examination of common stuck points for senior leader teams on their improvement journey provides insights into what works and what doesn’t. An improvement evolution framework is offered as a ‘GPS’ tool to aid leaders in building and strengthening their improvement “flywheel” for sustainable change…
Drawing on the latest thinking of experts in many fields and the latest doing of practitioners in diverse healthcare settings, the author reveals fundamental changes in how senior leaders execute the fundamentals of improvement. Many express dismay at the 15-20 year “spread” time-frame for a clinical best practice that is considered to be evidence-based medicine. However, we might be similarly chagrined by the spread of evidence-based management methodologies for organizational improvement.
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“Operational Excellence is a state of readiness attained as the efforts throughout the enterprise reach a state of alignment for pursuing its strategies; where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – and is a precursor to becoming a high-performance organization…. “Joseph F Paris Jr; Founder, Operational Excellence Society LLC®
Lean Six Sigma; Concepts, Practices, Benefits Binghamton University (Binghamton, New York) October 4, 2006 (11am-2pm) Joseph F. Paris Jr., President, XONITEK Corporation, will be a guest lecturer for Professor Nagen Nagarur, Professor of Systems Science Engineering at Binghamton University. Paris presents the theory and concepts behind Lean Six Sigma, and the benefits of the methodology from…
I believe it might be safely said without debate that the most important date in the history of Supply Chain and Logistics is April 26th, 1956. This is the date that the SS Ideal-X set sail from the Port of Newark in New Jersey (USA). Five days later, when it arrived in the Port of Houston in Texas (USA), marked the beginning of…
Chief Executive’s Network for Manufacturing Annual Meeting, Dinner & Tradeshow Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing Desmond Hotel & Conference Center Monday, January 8, 2007 XONITEK Corporation will attend and participate in the Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN) Annual Meeting and Tradeshow, held on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, New York. …
Issue: 2017-05 May 2017 Founder’s Corner Briefing; A State of Readiness Joseph Paris It’s taken a long time-but the time has finally come. The release of my book, ” State of Readiness“, has arrived. My project officially started almost two and a half years ago. That was the day I formally sat down…
Business Challenge Business Improvement initiatives are getting a lot of press these days: “…our projects saved over $10M in the first 12 months of deployment using BPM”1. Thus, it seems logical for an organization to jump onto the process improvement bandwagon. Much is promised of business improvement efforts, and there are many capable consultants and…
Business Networking & Cocktail Party Binghamton Club (Binghamton, New York) May 16, 2006 (5pm-7pm) XONITEK Corporation will participate in a trade event co-sponsored by the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and the Binghamton Club. XONITEK will act as one of the nine select sponsors at the event, and will be a presenting member of the professional…