2013-Oct: Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter

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Operational Excellence by DesignSM 
Issue: 10
October 2013
Paris-B&W-WAW“Operational Excellence is a state of readiness that is attained as the efforts throughout the organization reach a state of alignment for achieving its strategies; and where the corporate culture is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue ‘Operational Excellence by Design‘, and not by coincidence.”  -Joseph F Paris Jr; Chairman, XONITEK® Group of Companies


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Decisions, Decisions… 

By Joseph Paris; Chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies
Every moment of every day, a person takes action.  Some of these actions are involuntary in that the person does not have to contemplate their taking place, such as: breathing, the heart beating, digestive process, etc…  And some of these actions are voluntary in that the person is consciously involved in taking the action, such as: eating, walking, writing an article, etc…

Arguably, the single voluntary action that a person engages in most is the action of making a decision.

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

From the moment we wake-up, it’s;  Am I going to go to the bathroom to freshen-up first or let the dog out?  Am I going to have a cup of coffee first or get the newspaper?  Am I going to check eMail or Facebook or am I going to take a shower?
… To the moment we go to bed;
Am I going to watch NCIS or finish writing that article that’s due?  Do I spend some extra time with the kids, the dog, or the spouse?  Is it too warm for pajamas or not?

And countless decisions in between.

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How to Adapt to Economic Uncertainties (Lean & Customer Focused Initiative)

By Anders Penker

Today, only 40% of world leading executive business leaders around the globe are confident of their revenue growth prospects (Source: PWC). In today’s economic environment, many global companies must adapt to a new situation where:

  • Supply chain risks are higher
  • Competition within existing markets increases yet more
  • The lean spheres widen to areas outside the production

“. What it means is that most companies designed entirely for growth, must now quickly transform, with lean (and its customer focus) as a true main module, into a new business model better suited for the future.

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Operational Excellence & Challenges Faced in a CO2 Removal System

By Muhammad Bin Khamis Butt

In 2010, Engro Fertilizers commissioned the world’s largest single-train ammonia-urea complex capable of producing 3835 tpd prilled urea. This Plant is equipped with aMDEA Based CO2 Removal System to make the process more clean and energy efficient. This paper presents operating experience of BASF aMDEA in a CO2 removal system of this new Ammonia Plant.  It also shares the problems encountered during pre-commissioning, commissioning and normal operation phase with aMDEA system.

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The Lighter-Side…
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Trinity DeMars – Editor & Director of Operations 


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Featured Events

2nd Annual Pursuit of Operational Excellence Conference
October 10-11, 2013
Binghamton University, New York
Co-sponsored by XONITEK, this conference will feature distinguished speakers including XONITEK’s Joseph Paris.

OPEXCON’13: Sustainable Operational Excellence Strategies Conference
October 17-18, 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

XONITEK’s Joseph Paris will serve as a Keynote Speaker as well as Conference Chairperson for OPEXCON 2013!

Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
December 10-11, 2013
Abu Dhabi

 XONITEK’s Joseph Paris will deliver a pre-conference workshop as well as the Keynote Address

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