Big data. It’s the sea of information inside and outside your organization that’s so vast, and often so unstructured, it’s spawning a multibillion-dollar industry among those with the tools and skills to analyze it. It also has reaped huge benefits for a number of big-name companies, including Target and Amazon.com, among many, many others. These | Read more…



With less than four weeks to go before we kick off our second-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, we’ve unveiled the full list of breakout sessions you’ll have the chance to experience throughout the day on Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, in Columbus, Ohio. The full list is available at our website, but here’s | Read more…



The health-care institutions perched atop U.S. News and World Report’s annual best hospitals ranking are known as the leaders in their field, the place to be for their specialties, well-staffed and highly regarded. New research from a Fisher College of Business professor found those accolades don’t, however, mean operating margins aren’t often razor-thin – or | Read more…



Are far-reaching efforts in the manufacturing sector to maximize efficiency and bolster productivity in the wake of the recession beginning to pay off? Early signs point to yes, Fisher College of Business Prof. Peter Ward told news service Reuters today as President Barack Obama unveiled a new manufacturing hub in North Carolina. Ward, who also | Read more…



Featured on the homepage of Fisher College of Business this week is Aravind Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of management sciences, who recently took home a first-ever honor at the Decision Sciences Institute’s annual meeting. Chandrasekaran was honored with the inaugural Carol J. Latta Memorial DSI Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar, which will be | Read more…



The numbers don’t lie, as the saying goes, but Ilaria Raniero knows some tell the truth better than others – and many more aren’t worth listening to. Raniero (pictured, right), a visiting scholar to the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business from the Polytechnic Institute of Milan (Politecnico di Milano) in Italy, recently conducted | Read more…



Ryan Barta hated to see dead trees wasted as much as anyone, but it was the waste of time and effort that got the wheels spinning. For years, Barta watched between 6,000 and 9,000 sheets of paper go out to the 225 members of the Ohio State University Marching Band in the form of 30- | Read more…



As pharmaceutical recalls continue to hit headlines, an ongoing focus of research for one Fisher College of Business professor is taking on a new urgency. Fisher Prof. John Gray and two co-authors of an unpublished paper recently wrote an article featured in the online edition of U.S. News & World Report that highlights the ongoing | 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…



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…