A pair of Center for Operational Excellence members have landed on ComputerWorld’s annual ranking of the best companies to work in information technology. The magazine’s 23rd annual ranking placed Toledo-based COE member Owens Corning fourth on its large-company list, up from No. 7 in 2015. Columbus-based Nationwide landed at No. 36 on the list, up | Read more…



Nearly half of COE’s member companies or their parent organizations made the ranks of the 1,000 largest companies in the U.S., with 10 cracking the Fortune 500. The magazine’s much-hyped annual list was released earlier this month, with Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health cracking the Fortune 25 at No. 21, with $102 billion in annual revenue. | Read more…



Whether it’s at a $70 billion-a-year consumer products conglomerate or a fledgling business in the heart of the Buckeye State, innovation is the fuel that keeps organizations moving and evolving. The Center for Operational Excellence is continuing its three-part “Innovation Summer” series in July and August with a look at two very different organizations of | Read more…



A group of undergraduate operations students at the Fisher College Business bear the distinction of being the first in the world to earn a new professional certification seen as a stepping stone another key resume-booster. A total of 15 Fisher students recently passed a version of a new exam through the American Production and Inventory | Read more…



Have five minutes to spare? The Ohio Manufacturing Institute just released the latest edition of its semi-monthly Manufacturing Tomorrow podcast, which they recorded at the Center for Operational Excellence’s Leading Through Excellence summit just last month. Podcast Executive Producer Kathryn Kelley in this edition interviews a trio of COE members – Agrana Fruit’s John Labrador, | Read more…



Following a record-breaking Leading Through Excellence summit in April, the Center for Operational Excellence is gearing up for a busy slate of summer events. Spotlight on MassMutual at IT Leadership Network forum After a visit from Menlo Innovations CEO and Joy Inc. author Rich Sheridan May 13, COE’s popular IT Leadership Network forum series returns June | Read more…



Miss last year’s Leading Through Excellence summit? Looking to revisit one of our most popular keynotes? The Center for Operational Excellence is partnering with Fisher College of Business’ Master of Business Operational Excellence program to bring to campus Rich Sheridan, CEO of award-winning software developer Menlo Innovations LLC and author of Joy Inc. Employees of COE member | Read more…



Furthering Fisher College of Business’ reputation as a top operations research powerhouse, a Management Sciences professor recently received honors from a major engineering journal. IIE Transactions, the flagship journal of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, honored Fisher Prof. W.C. Benton Jr. with the ‘Best Paper’ award. He’ll be formally acknowledged at the publication’s research conference | Read more…



The Center for Operational Excellence’s flagship annual event has more than a few things in common with the fast-paced racing world featured in the kickoff to the fourth-annual Leading Through Excellence summit. In the span of three years, COE’s April Leading Through Excellence summit has grown to a gathering of nearly 400 process excellence leaders | Read more…



The keynote speakers at COE’s Leading Through Excellence summit might be the headlining acts, but they’re only a fraction of what we’re offering during the event’s two biggest days. Full abstracts for the five rounds of breakout sessions offered April 13-14 are now available on the official summit site. During each of these rounds, summit | Read more…