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Next Up: Supply Chain Symposium - 'The Art of the Possible' - Oct. 19

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Market volatility and the increasing speed of change have created a “new normal” for supply chain management, challenging traditional approaches to critical processes such as sales and operations planning. Has your organization’s approach to S&OP adapted to the new realities of demand-driven supply chain management?

jake barr blueworldJake Barr (pictured, right), a more than 30-year veteran of Procter & Gamble who played a key role in the design of the company’s demand-driven supply chain, draws from his years of experience in global markets in his featured keynote at COE’s Oct. 19 Supply Chain Symposium. Barr, now CEO of BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting, contends that a bold approach to process redesign can help redefine the planning scheme for S&OP and ultimately transform the supply chain — by using what he calls “the art of the possible.”

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COE researcher receives top academic honor

Two professors in the home department of The Ohio State Center for Operational Excellence have taken home a top academic award for their research. Fisher College of Business Profs. John Gray (pictured, right) and Johnny Rungtusanatham received the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award at the 2018 Academy of Management Conference in Chicago this summer. The paper, “Why in the World Did They Reshore? Examining Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturer Decisions,” appeared in the March 2017 edition of the Journal of Operations Management.

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COE summit breakout session slides available to all members

summit 2018 thumb 265x150COE each year offers access for all member companies - regardless of their attendance at the annual April Leading Through Excellence summit - to presentation slides used during breakout sessions at the event. Whether you missed the summit or just want to review the content, you can now head to our members-only area and, after logging in, select the "Access summit presentation materials" button to view slides from 2018 and the five prior summits.

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Krista Barezinsky
Member Relations Manager, COE