Center for Operational Excellence

At COE, we work alongside our members to foster a problem-solving culture that’s grounded in tried-and-true operational excellence tools, and that’s constant and far-reaching. We’re here to help you drive changes in behavior—so that operational excellence becomes a goal in every process, start to finish. Learn more ...

Registration open for June 23 women's event with J.Jill CEO

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J. Jill CEO Paula Bennett

At COE’s next Women’s Leadership Forum, network over breakfast and enjoy a keynote presentation from Paula Bennett, an Ohio State University graduate who since 2008 has served as President and CEO of J. Jill, a nationally recognized omni-channel women’s apparel brand. In March, Paula led the company to a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the first such debut of the year – and a unique one. Less than 3% of all IPOs in the past decade have been led by a female CEO. Bennett following her keynote will chat with Fisher College of Business professor and award-winning retail supply chain researcher Nathan Craig.

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Next Up: CoverMyMeds sharing 'stealth lean' journey at June 6 event

covermymedsColumbus-based healthcare software maker CoverMyMeds has been a dynamic player in central Ohio’s tech startup scene for nearly a decade. COE is thrilled to host two leaders from the company as part of its IT Leadership Network series to share how the company works to embed lean in CoverMyMeds' much-revered startup culture. CoverMyMeds' Rick Neighbarger and Nate Lusher will share how the company teaches tools and behaviors without getting lost in the lingo, sells change up and down the ladder, and more ...

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COE Summit 2017: A Look Back

summit tour engineered profilesThe Center for Operational Excellence launched its first-ever Leading Through Excellence summit in 2013 with a crowd of 200 process excellence leaders – and a vision for bringing together teams from a variety of companies to dive into the latest insights on leadership development and problem solving.

In April, COE hosted its fifth-annual summit, smashing records with a sold-out event that brought more than 400 change agents from more than 50 companies to Columbus. Check out our blog for a look back at the event in pictures ...

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Peg Pennington
Executive Director, COE