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 discipline, 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) • 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 on LinkedIn® • and was previously on the Editorial Board of the Lean Management Journal an Adjunct Professor at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

A recently released business book (May 2017) on the importance of becoming a high-performance organization and how to achieve it.  It has been peer reviewed and endorsed by leaders of some of the largest and most respected businesses organizations from around the world.  It will also be a monthly podcast starting in 2017-Q3 (picked-up by iHeart Media).

outliers

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.  It has been picked-up by iHeart Media.