We are excited and proud to announce that COE Academic Director, Peter Ward, has been inducted as a life member to the Shingo Academy, an honor bestowed upon individuals with distinguished careers in organizational excellence. The honor was to be presented in a live ceremony during Shingo Academy’s March conference, which has been postponed due to COVID-19. Instead, Peter will be honored with a live presentation of the award at their next in person conference.
Hello, everyone. My name is Hyunwoo Park, and I am an assistant professor in the Management Sciences department. One of my focus areas of research and teaching is to use and teach the power of visualization in digesting a pile of data. It’s my pleasure to say hello to you through this short piece.
Many failure modes have been attributed to the awful mess that has occurred across the US in supplying frontline healthcare workers and other first responders with sufficient protective equipment (PPE). There is plenty of blame to go around but one of the suspects often cited as a possible causal factor is Just-in-Time inventory practices (for example, this Wall Street Journal article). I would argue for a not guilty verdict.
The past line-up of keynote speakers at The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence’s annual summit has included a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling authors, renowned researchers, and accomplished business leaders. This year, the bar stays high.
Frustration is a frequent spark for innovation, and that’s right where some product staging employees at garage door manufacturer Clopay Building Products found themselves.