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 ...

Breakout sessions posted for 2018 summit line-up

coe summit 2018

More than half of the full session descriptions for the 25 breakout sessions at COE's annual Leading Through Excellence have debuted online, giving attendees a chance to start making their "game plan" for the national conference. The summit is now more than 80% booked, with a number of workshops and tours at or near sell-out. Click the link below to read more details on our official summit site ...

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Research Insights: Should manufacturers ditch their ERP systems?

johnny rungtusanathamThere has been recent debate within manufacturing operations about whether firms should keep their enterprise resource planning (ERP) IT systems or ditch them in favor of stand-alone enterprise applications (SEAs) in order to minimize operational glitches. But should firms that have already made significant investments in ERP systems switch over to SEA systems? That was the question posed by Dr. M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, distinguished professor of Management Sciences at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, and his colleagues.

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