The final keynote announced for next month’s Leading Through Excellence summit is the latest high-profile hire in the world of Buckeyes sports who’s off to an auspicious start.
How can we drive the results we get as leaders by changing the questions we ask? What does it mean to be a leader of vision, of purpose? The Center for Operational Excellence explored these critical leadership questions in its final event of year on Dec. 8, featuring keynotes from a top leader at Columbus’s Huntington National Bank and a renowned management researcher who recently joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
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When Robert Martichenko isn’t running his company, LeanCor Supply Chain Group, he’s probably thinking about lean. And when he's thinking about lean, he's probably writing about it, too. While his passion for storytelling might be a source of productivity and relaxation, Martichenko also says it’s a key leadership capability that’s too often overlook or underdeveloped.
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https://youtu.be/G40tJgrTHBI Billy Taylor wrapped up a three-year stint running Goodyear’s manufacturing plant in Lawton, Oklahoma, with more than a few reasons to be proud. Under his leadership, safety improved, processes streamlined, and projects racked up millions of dollars in savings. The turnaround job was enough to win the coveted Shingo Prize Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence, what’s been dubbed the “Nobel Prize for operations.” It was, Taylor thought, his ticket to world headquarters.
It’s not just the “bad news” – natural disasters, political unrest, sluggish global economic growth – that should worry today’s supply chain professionals. The “good news” is a wake-up call of its own. Technology is bringing businesses and customers closer than ever, with wearable devices and social media producing torrents of instant feedback. Cloud computing is making information more accessible. The result? We’re drowning in data.