Center for Operational Excellence (COE)

The Fisher College of Business Center for Operational Excellence connects business leaders and educators driven to achieve competitive advantage through excellent processes across the enterprise. Learn more here...

Next at COE: Aug. 14 Keynote, book signing with author, lean expert Joe Murli

Join the Center for Operational Excellence Friday, Aug. 14, for an exclusive members-only keynote address from Lean Management Systems expert Joe Murli as he offers his insights from decades working with companies in the pursuit of operational excellence. Murli, founder of The Murli Group and author of The Lean Management System, will break down how leaders at each level of your organization can work in concert with the elements of the management system to help fuel the continuous improvement culture and offer crucial insights on the role of coaching and driving work-force creativity. Go beyond struggling with sustainability and on to continual improvement at every level.    

Location: 140 Pfahl Hall, 280 W. Woodruff Ave. (adjacent to The Blackwell), Columbus, OH 43210


  • 9:30 - 10 a.m.: Check-in
  • 10 - 10:30 a.m.: Welcome, COE Exec. Dir. Peg Pennington, Fisher Senior Assoc. Dean Peter Ward
  • 10:30 a.m. - noon: Joe Murli keynote
  • Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Book signing

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COE Summit 2015: A Look Back

More than 300 process improvement professionals from around the world gathered in Columbus April 8-10 for Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2015, the third-annual summit and the largest event in COE history. Take a look back at an incredible three days of learning...

Dates announced for 2016 COE Summit

The Center for Operational Excellence already is gearing up for its fourth-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, set once again for Columbus in the spring. The 2016 event will take place April 12-14.

The 2015 summit, which concluded April 10, featured nearly two-dozen industry leaders and researchers and a dynamic line-up of keynote speakers, including David Marquet, author, Turn the Ship Around!; Huggy Rao, Harvard Business School professor and co-author, Scaling Up Excellence; and (pictured, right) Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations CEO and author, Joy Inc.

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