Center for International
Business and Education Research (CIBER)
Promotes global learning as it relates to newly emerging countries
and markets for U.S. products. Academic Director: Stephen
Hills, associate professor of management and human resources;
Administrative Director: Cheryl Ryan.
Published Survival Russian for Business, an introductory language
text with audio CDs for those in business.
Launched a graduate credit course in business Spanish for MBAs,
in cooperation with Ohio
States Department of Spanish.
Collaborated with CIBERs
at other universities to present summer session international
research seminars for PhD candidates in varying business disciplines.
Brought the colleges Emerging
Markets MBA class to the African continent for the first time,
with stops in Egypt and South Africa.
Assisted in the planning and coordination of an Ohio State delegation
to Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
Presented a Faculty Development in International Business course
to help language faculty and professionals incorporate business
concepts in their instructional methods.
Launched a new Emerging
Markets class for undergraduates with visits to businesses
Established new agreements with peer international business schools
to provide Fisher College MBAs with study abroad options and international
students with exchange opportunities.
Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Management
Provides professional development, networking opportunities,
targeted research and interaction with the colleges top
students. Directors: William
Berry, Richard M. Ross Chair in Management and professor of
operations management; John Dix, adjunct professor of marketing
and founder/president of Business Development Index Limited, Inc
Established a new lean manufacturing course and internship opportunities
for MBAs in partnership
with the Ford Motor Company Lean Resource Center.
Conducted a best plants benchmarking project in partnership
with Industry Week, providing customized information from the
final report to CEMM member companies and using the data for scholarly
Continued work on a study linking marketing and manufacturing
strategies in a U.S.European project conducted in partnership
with Deloitte & Touche and leading academics from other universities.
Conducted research on the functional silos that exist between
marketing and manufacturing functions and their impact on strategic
planning, operational activities and results.
Presented quarterly professional development programs attended
by more than 400 professionals from more than 50 companies.
Sponsored a job fair, scholarships, research paper competition
and speakers for MBA students, and coordinated internship opportunities.
Built membership to 14 companies with the addition of The
Longaberger Company and Roxane
Links senior practitioners and researchers exploring critical
issues in customer satisfaction and operational excellence. Director:
M. Lambert, Raymond E. Mason Professor of Transportation and
Logistics and professor of marketing.
Offered eight executive education seminars on improved supply
chain performance and held a five-day logistics management program.
Completed research regarding the measuring and selling of the
value of logistics.
Continued research regarding the partnership model.
Launched supply chain mapping research.
Completed research on linking supply chain strategy to corporate
Increased the number of forum members to 16, with the addition
of Ford Motor Company, Colgate-Palmolive
Company, Champion International and Taylor
MadeAdidas Golf Company.
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