It’s a busy time for gemba walks, folks. Fisher’s Master of Business Operational Excellence cohort recently spent time visiting Center for Operational Excellence members Nationwide Insurance and Cardinal Health. Meanwhile, MBOE’s health-care cohort met out in Seattle, visiting Seattle Children’s and Seattle GroupHealth, learning what role leaders take on in a lean environment.  David Mann, | Read more…



If you haven’t followed my advice and moseyed on over to Slate.com to read the online newsmag’s operations series,  bookmark me and make haste. Writer Seth Stevenson over the past couple weeks has turned out a great batch of pieces on operations success stories that, while a bit elementary for your average ops vet, are | Read more…



You’ve probably seen one or 50 of those Morgan Freeman-narrated Olympics promos already, but you might not know that one of our Center for Operational Excellence members will have a front-row seat to the action. UK-based temporary power supplier Aggreko Plc’s generators will be a behind-the-scenes player for this year’s Olympics, marking the biggest moment | Read more…



Leisure reading and work are typically two things I like to keep separate, but our operations readers might want to mix the two and check out an interesting new series at online news mag Slate. A new series on the website, crafted by author Seth Stevenson, is taking a look at key tenets of operations | Read more…



Depending on your level of skepticism about the intangible in work and in life, the notion of culture being as important – or more important – than process and strategy might ring true or completely hollow. Culture itself became an important aspect of the past two events the Center for Operational Excellence has hosted, and | Read more…



Aside from putting on events and connecting our members, part of the Center for Operational Excellence’s mission is to support the great work our faculty and students are doing here in the Fisher College of Business. A big way we do that each year is in giving out scholarships, and we’re proud to recognize a | Read more…