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 ...

'Engaged, empowered people are your greatest asset'
Revisit COE's 25th anniversary celebration

The following 15-minute preview of Goodyear executive Billy Taylor's Sept. 15 keynote is available for viewing by COE members and the general public. The full version, along with the keynote delivered by LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko, is available in our password-protected members-only area ...

Coming Up: I.T. Leadership Network Forum - Tuesday, Nov. 7
Inside the Columbus Collaboratory

matt wald collaboratoryCOE in November turns the spotlight on the Columbus Collaboratory, a three-year-old company formed in collaboration with American Electric Power, Battelle, Cardinal Health, Huntington National Bank, L Brands, Nationwide and OhioHealth. Featured speaker and Columbus Collaboratory CEO Matt Wald (pictured, right) will offer an inside look at how the organization’s broader approach to collaborative corporate innovation is taking new ideas to market aimed at protecting its founding companies from digital threats, helping them unlock the power of analytics and grow their tech talent base. Along the way, the Collaboratory is wielding operational excellence tools to drive new process efficiencies and fuel high-speed innovation.

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Event Preview: What does it take to survive in the world of supply chain management?

handfield rob living supply chain

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.

Prof. Robert Handfield (pictured, right) has watched this wave of change approach the field of supply management and come to a simple conclusion: Surviving and growing in the field of global supply chain management today means more than acting differently than before. It means thinking differently. In anticipation of his keynote at COE's Oct. 20 Supply Chain Symposium, he spoke to the center about the change swirling in the supply chain world – and had tough words for what’s considered “business as usual” today.

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Peg Pennington
Executive Director, COE