Vehicles For Change

Joseph F. Paris Jr. is a recognized global expert in the field operational excellence; an international entrepreneur; a prolific writer; and a sought-after strategist, consultant, and speaker with engagements around the world.  His book, “State of Readiness (May 2017) has been well received by industry peers and endorsed by senior business leaders from some of the most highly respected organizations in existence — with operations around the world and across industries — and promises to be a definitive work on the field of Operational Excellence.

Having over 30 years of experience in international business and operations, he is routinely called upon to offer guidance to C-suite and senior executives as well as business-operations and -improvement specialists who wish to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations.  He is highly valued for his ability to provide strategic insight and tactical analysis — and to convert these thoughts into reality by successful engagement and execution.

With a focus on improving the performance of companies and the conditions of those who work there, Paris is regularly sought by companies to help analyze and formulate their strategic vision, to design the tactics necessary to achieve their goals, to identify and organize the logistics necessary to support the plan, and to lead the execution phase.  He is engaged by companies and academia to explore and address the challenges and opportunities of today and illuminate and predict those of tomorrow.  He is highly valued for his ability to squelch-out the noise and provide strategic analysis and tactical insight leading to successful deployment and execution.

Although he is an expert in the more granular facets of the disciplines of operational excellence and continuous improvement, he places a special emphasis on the cornerstones for success; the engagement of people and instilling a culture of leadership as part of the company’s DNA.  His end-goal is to help create high-performance individuals, working in high-performance teams, for high-performance organizations.

Paris currently serves on: • the Advisory Board of the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department in the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University • the Advisory Board of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management and the RV College of Engineering (Bangalore, India) • an Adjunct Professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts (HSLU) • the Advisory Boards of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Industry Advisory Board and the New York Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) • he is the Owner of the Operational Excellence group and Manager of the Lean Six Sigma group on LinkedIn® • and was previously on the Editorial Board of the Lean Management Journal and an Adjunct Professor at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management.

Paris is routinely called upon to deliver his acclaimed “State of Readiness Masterclass and Workshop”, keynotes addresses, lectures, and plenary sessions — and to facilitate panel discussions. His vehicles for change and delivering the promises of operational excellence and being a high-performance organization include the following:

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OpEx/CI Program Architecting

Founded in 1985, this is where it all began.  A business, technology, and operations management consultancy with a diverse portfolio of offerings and a worldwide footprint for engagements.  Our team of subject matter experts can accelerate the realization of your strategies – and for the company in the 21st Century, speed and decisiveness are the competitive advantage.

Building Awareness

A “Think Tank” devoted to servicing seasoned business professionals and newcomers alike, the Society is an aggregator and creator of content and know-how to help companies and those who work there improve their circumstances. It’s vast body of knowledge offers keen insights and know-how for those interested in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations. And our bookstore is a one-stop shop for those wanting to build their library.

OpEx Enterprise Readiness System

The Readiness Institute is the leading education center for companies that want to become high-performance organizations – those who want to see further beyond the horizon than their competitors and want the organizational capacity and capability to quickly devise and deploy decisive responses to opportunities and threats. We offer readiness assessments and innovative education and training services with access to subject matter experts from across industries and disciplines.

Following on the success of Paris’ book is the podcast of the same name and is set as a “fireside chat” between Joseph Paris and a select leader in industry.  The actual topic of the conversation can vary widely, but it’s always comes back to a discussion about the journey and the lessons learned along the way.


Is a monthly podcast – a place where people from all businesses and roles within business can examine goings-ons from different and hopefully humorous perspectives.  It’s a place where we can be a lot less serious about ourselves, what we do, what our businesses do, and the manner in which they do it.

Is a monthly podcast that delves into the complex, complicated, and ever-changing world of getting product from a source to a destination.  The discussions will range from the operational, to the organizational, as well as current changes in rules in regulations – all of which will influence business decisions.

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