A longtime Cardinal Heath employee who’s a familiar face at Center for Operational Excellence events has been presented with the company’s highest honor. Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health, a COE member since 2006, this spring announced that Charlotte Click, manager of manufacturing planning, was one of four winners of the Robert D. Walter Founder’s Award. The | Read more…



The Center for Operational Excellence at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is continuing to expand its membership roster with the addition of a specialty plastics maker based in the Cincinnati area. Mason, Ohio-based Clopay Plastic Products has joined the COE, becoming the center’s 36th member. Clopay makes specialty plastic films used in | Read more…



A new study from a Fisher College of Business professor suggests research and development teams could use some more outside-the-box thinking in how they structure and manage their own innovation projects. Forthcoming in the Production and Operations Management journal is “The Role of Project and Organization Context in Managing High-Tech R& D Projects.” This study, | Read more…



A Columbus-area school district is turning to operational excellence to help drive efficiencies and funnel more dollars into the classroom, armed with a pledge of partnership with Fisher College of Business and hopes of help from a competitive state funding program. Dublin City Schools recently applied for $555,000 through Ohio’s Straight A Fund, which encourages | Read more…