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Check out the Shared Services and Outsourcing Week event as it’s a great way to meet the big industry game changers.


While process optimization takes time, it is key to achieving organizational success. Daniel Willoughby, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at Coca Cola, deeps dives into what went in to transforming Coca Cola’s end to end processes to achieve optimization.

20th Annual OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2019

Strategy or Execution? Which is More Important?

I want to share with you an interesting article produced by the PEX Network’s editorial team “Strategy V.S. Execution” https://goo.gl/eDD8YJ

Strategy vs Execution - which is more important? This is a question that has plagued OPEX leaders for far too long.

PEX Network spoke to three experts Miquel Estapé, Deputy CEO of AOC, Paulina Wydra, Change Leader of UBS and Motivational Speaker, Cathy O'Dowd, ahead of the 20th OPEX Week: Business Transformation World Summit 2019 to find out about the difference between strategy and execution (with first hand experiences from the summit of Mount Everest!).

Download the article

Read on to discover:

  • How paving the way and doing something new is more about excellent execution than meticulous planning.
  • Why stakeholders are important to get on-board I the strategy phase of operational implementation
  • What a clear vision can contribute to both strategy and execution 

Read the Article

I hope you find this resource useful when writing and developing your operational excellence strategy. To receive a copy of the article through email contact at enquire@pexnetwork.com or call +44 (0) 207 368 9809

Kind regards,

James Burton
Let’s connect directly on LinkedIn: Jamie.burton@pexnetwork.com

Are you Looking to do Leadership Development Faster and Drive Results to the Bottom Line?

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Molex, the global manufacturer of electrical components, was struggling to sustain corporate commitment to developing leadership talent in the face of relentless pressure to reduce overhead costs. Senior leaders expected their high potential managers to apply the skills learned in leadership development courses to their daily jobs but found it hard to measure success and return on talent investment. Read the case study for free and register to access our complete resource library of case studies, results snapshots, and other stories of how organizations are choosing to improve at sprint speed!

Rapid Action for Lean Six Sigma 

Find out how a growing number of companies are sustaining and expanding their Lean Six Sigma efforts by thinking differently about how to best involve more employees in the effort.

Free Lean Six Sigma “Missing Ingredient” White Paper 

“The big gap in Lean Six Sigma is with the rest of the organization, which is left sitting on the sidelines of the improvement game.” – LSS Deployment Leader

A Lean Six Sigma Director described Rapid Action as “crucial to accelerating results and elevating employee engagement in Lean Six Sigma. It’s a proven strategy in our evolution from doing Lean Six Sigma to being a Lean Six Sigma organization.”

Free Rapid Action Tools 

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Want to Know What it's actually like at OPEX Summer?

You're in luck! We have teamed up with PEXCast, your one stop shop for valuable insight who record at leading PEX Network conferences across the globe, to bring you this exclusive presentation that took place at OPEX Summer 2017.

Download this PEXCast featuring Roy Higgs from K2 to find out:

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A Proven Way to Maximize the Achievement of Strategic Goals
Many organizations have a strategic plan. Sadly, whilst almost all these organizations will invest significant amount of leadership effort in defining and deploying their strategy, only a fraction of them will get the results they hoped for. However, there is a proven way that guarantees the achievement of strategic goals

This proven method is Hoshin Kanri (aka Hoshin Planning or Strategy/Goal/Policy Deployment) and the supporting system is i-nexus. Hoshin is at the heart of the world’s most successful organizations, like Danaher, who have been demonstrating outstanding performance for decades.

Learn more about Hoshin Kanri

i-nexus is the industry leading Hoshin Kanri solution, taking the heavy lifting out of the strategy deployment and execution process. It can help you implement, scale and sustain your strategy execution process and ultimately get the results your organization planned for. Whatever the stage you’re at, i-nexus has a tailor-made solution for you.

Some of the results organizations get with i-nexus:

Whether you are evaluating Hoshin or have been implementing Hoshin for a number of years and want to take it to the next level, i-nexus can help you achieve more, faster, with less effort at every stage of your journey.

Watch a short i-nexus Hoshin Kanri demonstration

Book a Hoshin demo to find out how leading practitioners have used Hoshin to maximize the achievement of strategic goals.

For more info, connect with Paul Docherty on LinkedIn

Process Excellence Network European Events

[Complimentary Guide] An Exclusive Guide to Successful Business Transformation

I want to share with you an interesting guide produced by the PEX Network’s editorial team “Transformation: The Knowledge” 

Business transformation projects fail all the time. So, the team at PEX Network surveyed over 200 professionals from the process improvement and operational excellence community, to discover the common reasons new business processes succeed. In order to help you increase the odds of successful change, PEX Network has created the exclusive Transformation: The Knowledge guide 

Download the complete Guide

This guide provides fundamental takeaways that will enhance process and organisational performance with a mixture of strategic and tactical content that will surely be a strategy changing discovery.

Read this Guide and Discover:

  • Why your business processes is failing
  • The risks of business transformation
  • Why employees don’t follow organisational processes
  • The key to developing a clear vision for change
  • 10 factors to enable successful business transformation
  • How lean can help you implement change

Read the Guide

I hope you find this resource useful when writing and developing your business transformation strategy. To receive a copy of the article through email contact Jamie Burton at enquire@pexnetwork.com or call +44 (0) 207 368 9809

Online Video Training Course: Toyota Kata -- Get a Free Full Access Trial!

Gemba Academy is excited to announce our new video course on Toyota Kata - Practice Makes Progress:

This 40-video course combines studio-based instruction with real-world examples filmed at a major company.

Toyota Kata could be the most powerful Gemba Academy course. Kata will help your organization define the desired end state, obstacles to achieving that state, and how to run experiments to methodically move toward that desired state. Therefore, it can be used in all areas of an organization, from project management to employee coaching.

Not a Gemba Academy subscriber? Sign up for a 3 Day Trial to all 1500+ lean and six sigma online training videos!

Our videos are not just bland “talking PowerPoints” – but professionally-produced studio-based courses with experienced lean and six sigma presenters, complete with supporting quizzes and downloads.

In addition, our exclusive Gemba Academy Live! series has hundreds of videos shot on location at innovative organizations from around the world.

Want more information or access to an even longer trial?  Contact Gemba Academy here 

In this week’s blog post, Jon Miller discusses the Compassion as a Competitive Advantage

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IQPC Exchange 2018

The 8 Deadly Lean Wastes – DOWNTIME [Download the Free Guide]

Copious amounts of waste can occur in the workplace, particularly in a manufacturing process, but do you know what the eight most commons wastes are and how they impact your organization? The following 8 lean manufacturing wastes, mostly derived from the TPS, have a universal application to businesses today. The acronym for the eight wastes is DOWNTIME

I am thrilled to announce that the OPEX Exchange will be coming to Braselton, Georgia this July 11-12 at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, and I would like to invite you all to attend

This is not a typical conference and there are some key distinguishing features that provide you with a truly unique forum in which to participate

Join us for the perfect opportunity to discover new ideas on how to develop sustainable and agile business transformation and to connect with over 80 OPEX decision makers and solution providers.

Download our 2017 Post-Event Report to gain an insight into last year’s OPEX Exchange and reflect on the key lessons and takeaways

This year’s speakers include:
• Chief of Agile, Toyota
• COO - Diversity & Inclusion, eBay
• Former SVP IT Infrastructure, Ralph Lauren
• Executive Vice President, Wholesale Operational Excellence, SunTrust Bank
• Director, Business Process Management and Automation, Western Union
• Chief of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente
• Chief Operating Officer, AMITA Health
…& many more.

Check out the newly released agenda here to find out the topics and sessions lined-up

For an invitation, sponsor opportunities or more information – please email us at exchangeinfo@iqpc.com or call +44 (0) 20 7368 9484.

Let’s directly connect on LinkedIn
Samuel Afolabi Opedare
IQPC OPEX Exchange

RPA & Artificial Intelligence Live 2018 – Complementary & Digital

After the success of our previous Robotic Process Automation (RPA) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Live event in 2017, PEX Network is delighted to once again introduce RPA & AI Live 2018, where we’ve hand picked some of the most influential RPA and AI thought leaders. Between June 25 -28, different influencers will help guide us through these changes by sharing their successes and struggles through descriptive, insightful case-studies and ways to succeed in this volatile market. 

Register for the Free Online Event

Whether or not you have begun implementing RPA or AI into your organization, this is a great opportunity to see the best practices of other organizations and your peers. Learn more or register for our complementary ‘RPA & Artificial Intelligence Live 2018’ today.

Live attendee benefits:

  • Being able to watch from anywhere
  • Being able to watch on almost any device
  • Watch back on-demand if you are unable to attend
  • Come with live questions for speakers

Places for the event are limited so please sign up soon to avoid disappointment. We are looking forward to powering through the age of disruption together!

Register for free today

Kind Regards,

Aya Gharbawi, PEX Network

Warnings from a Failed Technology Adoption Program 

Download the interview “We Got It Wrong. Don’t Be Us!” here 

Ask most CIOs why they fail to successfully introduce technology into the workplace and they will remain tight lipped or deny it ever happens!

But the possible hurdles facing organisations are numerous and often hard to discern – from unreliable vendors to a deficiency in training.

Ahead of Technology Excellence Week Europe 2018, the PEX Network spoke to one anonymous CIO who was at the heart of a global organisation when their digital transformation strategy crashed and burned.

They agreed to walk us through the points of failure and to share advice for others looking to target a similar objective…

Download the free interview here  

Gemba Academy

Gemba Academy -- In this "Gemba Talk" video Ron Pereira explains how organizations starting their lean journey can expect to pay for the additional expenses.


[Free Downloads] 50+ Templates on Digital Transformation (Strategy, Leadership, Customer Journey, Value Chain, CX, RPA, 4IR, Social Media, Big Data, Blockchain, more)

It’s that time of the year again—for our annual giveaway to the Lean Six Sigma community from Flevy.com

We are living in the Digital Age. Organizations of all industries, sizes, and types are now striving to be Lean, Agile, and DIGITAL. Everyone is exploring Digital Transformation efforts to same extent.

Thus, we have compiled 50+ slide templates on a multitude of Digital Transformation frameworks and concepts for you to download. They cover Digital Strategy, Digital Leadership, Digital Maturity, Digital Value Chain, Customer Journey, Customer Experience, RPA, 4IR, Social Media, Big Data, Blockchain, Mobile, etc.


The slides templates have all been gathered from presentations available in the FlevyPro Library (https://flevy.com/pro/library). FlevyPro is our subscription service for business frameworks, templates, and analysis tools. We continuously add more documents to our library each month, based on the requests of our subscribers.

We are offering an exclusive discount to FlevyPro for the Lean Six Sigma LinkedIn community. Use the promo code LSSDIGI2018 to receive a lifetime discount of 41% on Annual Plans or 25% on Monthly Plans.

Here is a direct link to receive the discount

Our frameworks cover a wide range of management topics beyond Lean and Digital, such as Strategy, Supply Chain, Change, Performance, Project Management, Marketing, HR/Talent, IT, and more. Our frameworks are the same used by top tier consulting firms, like McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Accenture, and Deloitte.

Flevy.com - Leading source of business frameworks and methodologies

Flevy is the leading provider of premium business documents (e.g. management frameworks, financial models, presentation templates). Our documents are of the same caliber as those produced by top tier consulting firms, like McKinsey, Bain, Accenture, BCG, and Deloitte. Most documents were developed by seasoned executives and consultants with 20+ years of experience.


Promapp is the process platform teams love to use. Unlock your improvement potential with easy-to-follow processes developed, shared and applied by teams every day. 

Promapp is the process platform of choice for hundreds of organizations around the world, including Toyota, McDonalds, Amcor, Coca-Cola and Audi.

Simple. Social. Shareable.
Build, improve and share process knowledge from a central online repository with Promapp's business process management (BPM) software. Turn complex process maps, Visio charts and procedure documents into clean, simple process maps that everyone can find and follow.

Leonardo Group Americas is a Lean consulting company with a focus on three things: Mixed Model Line Design, Mixed Model Material Management, and Lean Hospital Leadership. In promotion of these subjects we conduct public workshops, develop online training courses, provide consulting services, write books, and manage professional certification programs.

BPM Online

Bpm'online is a global business software company leading in the space of business process automation and CRM. The company has been highly recognized as a market leader by key industry analysts. Its intelligent platform accelerates sales, marketing, service and operations for thousands of customers and hundreds of partners worldwide.

Bpm’online has been widely recognized by key industry analysts, such as Forrester, Gartner, Nucleus Research) and received multiple industry-specific awards.

Thought Leaders and Lean Six Sigma Contributors

My role at the Process Excellence 
Network can be summarized as 
connecting people with individuals and information that help them achieve their personal and business goals.

Senior Marketing Manager at bpm’online, a global business software company leading in the space of business process automation and CRM. I work on  planning and execution of lead generation campaigns utilizing different marketing channels to reach estimated goals.

Kevin Meyer, Gemba Academy

Partner at Gemba Academy LLC, which provides HD-quality online video training on lean and six sigma topics to over 2,000 companies worldwide. Speaker at various business conferences and events. Author of The Simple Leader.

Ron Pereira, Gemba Academy

Partner at Gemba Academy LLC, Ron has more than 15 years experience in various manufacturing, supply chain, and senior leadership roles. Ron has held the titles of process engineer, engineering manager, master black belt, and director of manufacturing & continuous improvement. 

Jon Miller, Gemba Academy

Partner at Gemba Academy LLC, Jon served as CEO and board member of Kaizen Institute Consulting Group for 4 years. Jon has led dozens of lean transformation projects in a wide range of industries. He has helped thousands of people across 20+ countries understand and apply Toyota Production System principles. Jon co-authored the Shingo Prize-winning book, Creating a Kaizen Culture. He contributes to a variety of publications, including over 1,000 articles on his Gemba Panta Rei blog


Reach out to Steven Bonacorsi, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and President of the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS) at sbonacorsi@islss.com, +1 (603) 401-7047 or Skype ID sbonacorsi