The 4 Building Blocks of Operational Excellence
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Achieving Operational Excellence requires the successful implementation of a Business Execution System that effectively and seamlessly integrates the following four building blocks: Strategy Deployment, Performance Management, Process Excellence, and High Performance Work Teams.

Executing Your 2017 Plan ?

By now, most organizations have already developed their annual plans for 2017. However, it is never too late to evaluate and strengthen the execution of that plan. Operational Excellence organizations follow a well defined Operational Planning and Deployment Process that ensures collaboration and alignment among the different parts of the organization, and effectively links strategic and operational objectives, initiatives and execution.

Strategy Mapping and Hoshin Planning provide this systematic and collaborative planning, execution, and management review process. The organization's strategy maps then form the basis for establishing an effective Performance Management System. Read more ...
Let us know if you are interested in utilizing Strategy Maps, Hoshin Planning, or Balanced Scorecard to improve your organization's ability to execute this year's plan. Why spending all the effort on making a plan, if you do not do everything to make it happen.
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Our Operational Excellence Academy provides organizations like yours with professional Training Material, eLearning ModulesTraining AidsOnline Courses, and Public Workshops.
This month you will receive a 20% Discount (valid until March 31, 2017) on the following two training modules. The discount code is "March-2017".
Strategy Planning & Deployment
(Presentation & Templates)
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Balanced Scorecard Deployment
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Food for Thought - Below you will find a few readings we picked for you this month. We hope you like them.
  1. Thomason, D. – Get your Ducks in a Row or Hoshin Kanri (2005)
  2. Kaplan, R.S. and Norton, D.P. – The Balanced Scorecard: Measures that drive Performance (1992)
  3. Cobbold, I. and Lawrie, G. – The Development of the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management Tool (2002)
The Quote of the Month: "Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership."
Peter Drucker
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Dates: March 27 - 31, 2017
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Location: San Francisco, California
Date: March 20 - 23, 2017
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In the global and competitive environment of today and tomorrow, organizations must rethink and reshape their approach to execution in order to stay competitive. Operational Excellence is the strategic initiative under which this process can take shape“.
Frank G. Adler, Ph.D. - Operational Excellence Coach
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