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 ...

Transformation stories in spotlight at Sept. 15 seminar, 25th anniversary celebration

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Billy Taylor, Goodyear

The can't-miss event of the fall is around the corner: COE is ringing in its 25th anniversary with a seminar on Friday, Sept. 15, featuring keynote presentations from two exemplary leaders with rich careers in driving transformational change. The session kicks off with Robert Martichenko, CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, who will be sharing lessons learned while building organizational cultures focused on lean thinking and relentless business improvement. After an anniversary celebration and networking lunch, afternoon keynote Billy Taylor (pictured, left), head of North America manufacturing for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., takes the stage. Taylor will be sharing insights that offer keys to building a high-performance, self-sustaining culture that’s the foundation for company-wide success. 

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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