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 ...

Summer sessions kick off July 18 | First up: 'Winning the Talent War

gootman marek brookingsCOE this summer is teaming up with three other centers for a pair of sessions aimed at helping attendees navigate a pair of business challenges in areas CEOs have identified as mission-critical in 2017: The talent war (July) and the explosion of data and disruptive digital technologies (August). On Tuesday, July 18, we focus on "Winning the Talent War," with exclusive new survey data from Marek Gootman of the Brookings Institution (pictured, left) and a discussion panel featuring talent management and acquisition leaders from Marathon PetroleumNationwideWendy's and Cardinal Health. 

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Event Recap: June's I.T. Leadership Network forum, feat. CoverMyMeds

covermymeds rick neighbarger nate lusherThe routine “Best Places to Work” features that offer a snapshot of what it’s like to be a part of Columbus-based CoverMyMeds often focus on what stands out at first glance: The pool tables, the beer tap, the jeans-day-every-day vibe. Nate Lusher, an agile coach at the health-care software startup, says the key to understanding the company’s culture is to look closer. He and colleague Rick Neighbarger offered a peek inside the Columbus company’s culture at the latest meeting of COE’s IT Leadership Network series. They also detailed their own efforts to make tools and behaviors key to continuous improvement a part of it, a challenge that’s intrinsic to process improvement efforts at companies of any size.

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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