When our Master of Business Operational Excellence health-care students spent some with Kathryn Correia, chief of Minnesota’s HealthEast Care System, she brought up a great point about the things that slow us down. Most of the interruptions that impede the flow of care, she said, aren’t surprises. If a machine breaks down, we know that | Read more…



A group of undergraduate Fisher College of Business students has undertaken the most ambitious project yet for the college’s Buckeye Operations Management Society – and one not far from home. Students recently presented results of a year-long project within the gastrointestinal oncology unit of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at Ohio State | Read more…



Some processes in our daily lives we easily take for granted – grocery shopping, for example. Our Master of Business Operational Excellence students in a recent visit to the Dublin, Ohio, Giant Eagle location saw firsthand that the grocery business is serious business. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle, a member of the Center for Operational Excellence, has | Read more…



Part of the work we do at the Center for Operational Excellence is collaborating with our member companies to ensure they’re connecting with our students for internships and full-time jobs. Dozens, occasionally more than 100, students each year head to our member companies for temporary or permanent employment. We’re exceedingly proud that one of our | Read more…



Last week, we hosted our industry and health-care MBOE cohorts on campus, bringing together dozens of professionals in a range of different fields. The principles and leadership skills we teach in each program carry many similarities, but there remain some key differences between health care and the rest of the pack. Shingo prize-winning author Jean | Read more…