Google “value stream map” and you’ll get about 5 million hits. You can read as much as you want on it, but the only way to truly learn is by doing one – and in my experience, you learn more with each new map. Learning to See, co-authored by lean guru John Shook, gave our | Read more…



Despite a blustery, snowy day that slowed traffic in Columbus to a crawl on Friday, nearly two-dozen industry professionals from Center for Operational Excellence member companies joined Fisher faculty and staff for our second-annual “world café”-style discussion event. Dubbed the Link Symposium this year and co-sponsored by Fisher’s Operations and Logistics Management Association, the event | Read more…



Last February, the Center for Operational Excellence teamed up with Fisher’s Operations and Logistics Management Association for its first-ever attempt at a “world café”-style event. For a few hours, we brought together COE members, Fisher students and faculty to tackle the topic of logistics in an actionable way – with a catch. The clock ticks | Read more…



The wait is over, folks. The Center for Operational Excellence this week opened registration for its Leading Through Excellence summit, which we first announced about a year ago. This first-ever multi-day event for COE will take place on Aprill 11-12, 2013, and we’re also loading up buses for optional plant tours the day before kickoff, | Read more…



The Center for Operational Excellence entered its 21st year of existence in 2013, but it’s unlikely this year will be anything like what you’ve experienced before. At the top of the list for why is our Leading Through Excellence summit, which begins in little more than three months and marks the first-ever multi-day event for | Read more…