The MBOE program trains our students to be leading problem-solvers in their organization by providing the tools they need and, more importantly, teaching the behavior that creates lasting change. This week, we started handing out the tools. Peg Pennington, a senior lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Operational Excellence, kicked off MBOE’s second | Read more…



For Fisher’s Master of Business Operational Excellence cohort this year, paper is so 2011. MBOE took the leap to become a paper-free program this year with each student of the 2012-13 cohort receiving an iPad. Students can now access all materials on the iPad using iTunes University, type in notes, and then access them anytime | Read more…



Fisher’s Master of Business Operational Excellence degree program runs a health care-focused cohort on a parallel track. Following her recent recap of a week in the life of the industry cohort, Fisher Senior Lecturer takes a look at the other track through the remainder of the week. To close out the week, let’s look at | Read more…



Fisher’s Master of Business Operational Excellence degree program runs a health care-focused cohort on a parallel track. Following her recent recap of a week in the life of the industry cohort, Fisher Senior Lecturer takes a look at the other track through the remainder of the week. The health-care cohort of the MBOE program started | Read more…



Being a footnote isn’t always a bad thing. Take the Department of Management Sciences at the Fisher College of Business. Department chair and Center for Operational Excellence Co-Director Dr. Peter Ward along with Dr. W.C. Benton recently were named authors of some of the most-cited work in the Journal of Operations Management from 2007 to | Read more…



The comfort zone. It’s not easy to leave it sometimes, but so much about process improvement – and the professional world in general – hinges upon it. COE this week stepped out of its own with the help of two partners to create a new kind of event that in its own way asked the | Read more…