COE Summit 2019 | April 9-11
Sponsors & Exhibitors

Want to become a summit sponsor or exhibitor? Sponsor packages and exhibitor slots are still available. Contact Krista Barezinsky at barezinsky.2@osu.edu for more details ...

Sponsors

  • Abbott Nutrition

    abbottAs the leader in nutrition science, research and development, Abbott’s goal is to deliver nutrition products and education that meet the changing needs of families across the world.Abbott is the official sponsor of Thursday afternoon’s closing keynote featuring Libby Gill, author of The Hope Driven Leader.

  • Agrana Fruit US

    agrana fruitAs a global organization, Agrana's focus remains steadfast on quality, profitability, sustainability and efficiency. Agrana Fruit is dedicated and committed to our customers, growers and employees – learn more about Agrana at agrana.com.

  • Crown Equipment Corp.

    crown equipmentCrown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit crown.com.

    Crown Equipment is the official sponsor of the summit’s volunteer operation, engaging nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate students throughout the duration of the summit.

  • Huntington National Bank

    huntington logo squareHuntington is a $69 billion-asset regional bank headquartered in Columbus, with a network of more than 700 branches and almost 1,500 ATMs across six Midwestern states.

  • MoreSteam

    moresteamMoreSteam provides training and technology to help organizations build operational excellence in everything they do. Headquartered in Powell, OH, MoreSteam integrates Lean Methods, Lean Six Sigma, Agile Process Design, and PDCA to provide a flexible set of expert tools supporting Enterprise Process Improvement.

  • Nationwide

    nationwideA Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Nationwide is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S.

    Nationwide is the official sponsor of the summit app that is available to all summit attendees to download and use during the three days of the summit.

  • Productivity Inc.

    productivityFor nearly 40 years, Productivity has been providing consulting and training services to the Global 1000. Productivity helps organizations build new capabilities, save money, and grow., focusing on three progressive strategies: Operational Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership & Culture. Productivity pioneered the implementation of Lean and TPM methodologies in manufacturing in the late 1970s. Since then, these methodologies have been extended across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, finance, and other service industries.

  • T. Marzetti

    marzetti logo 2019T. Marzetti Co. is the Special Food Group of the Lancaster Colony Corporation, producing a long list of high quality retail and foodservice items including: Marzetti brand, New York brand Texas Toast, Sister Schubert’s, Flatout, Angelic, Bantam Bagel and many other favorites.

Exhibitors

  • Barnes & Noble

    barnes nobleA loyal partner with the Center for Operational Excellence and OSU, Barnes & Noble will be providing a variety of books for sale at the summit.

  • Fisher - Executive Education

    Stacked Fisher LogoExecutive Education offers academic programs to individuals that are leaders in their organizations, have a passion to grow personally and professionally, and are inspired to go further.

  • Fisher - Master of Business Operational Excellence

    fisher logo squareThe Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE), with an additional specialized track in Health Care, is an innovative 12-month degree program. This dynamic program focuses on preparing high-potential managers for leadership in the rapidly changing continuous improvement environment found in service, healthcare and manufacturing organizations.

    Built on faculty strength in operations management and the reputation developed through 23 years of growth in Fisher’s Center for Operational Excellence, this program is designed to create lean thought leaders with a bias for action. As a result of the MBOE experience, managers will learn how to achieve operational excellence, better than the competition, by utilizing a variety of Lean and Six Sigma tools including value stream management, employee engagement, waste reduction, capability building, and innovation.

  • Fisher - Office of Career Management

    fisher logo squareThe Fisher College of Business’ Office of Career Management’s mission is to provide highly personalized services to develop the best prepared job seekers and be every employer’s favorite place to recruit. They work to help the Fisher business undergraduate and graduate students prepare for their internship and career searches, while connecting employers with current Fisher business students. The Office of Career Management also hosts a number of events throughout the year to help you prepare for and find internships or full-time employment. Recruiting the future leadership of your organization is easy at Fisher. They are ready to assist you with scheduling on-campus interviews, posting jobs and internships, registering for career fairs and finding resumes for candidates that meet your requirements. They want to be your favorite place to recruit.

  • LeanThink Software

    leanthinkLean is a long-term business strategy in which the financial impact is neither direct nor immediate. This occurs because Lean changes the relationships between operational performance and financial numbers. LeanThink Software uses the principles of these relationships to provide lean organizations with consistent, real-time financial and operational analyses for reporting, planning and decision making. LeanThink Software is a web-based tool created by Lexington Lean Solutions, LLC. Please visit leanthinksoftware.com for further information.

  • Mills James

    mills jamesMills James is one of the nation’s largest creative media production firms. Headquartered in Columbus with offices and production facilities in Cincinnati and Cleveland, the employee-owned company has been providing creative media solutions to a wide range of advertising, broadcast and corporate clients—including many Fortune 500 corporations—since 1984.

  • MoreSteam

    moresteamMoreSteam provides training and technology to help organizations build operational excellence in everything they do. Headquartered in Powell, OH, MoreSteam integrates Lean Methods, Lean Six Sigma, Agile Process Design, and PDCA to provide a flexible set of expert tools supporting Enterprise Process Improvement.

  • Productivity Inc.

    productivityFor nearly 40 years, Productivity has been providing consulting and training services to the Global 1000. Productivity helps organizations build new capabilities, save money, and grow., focusing on three progressive strategies: Operational Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership & Culture. Productivity pioneered the implementation of Lean and TPM methodologies in manufacturing in the late 1970s. Since then, these methodologies have been extended across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, finance, and other service industries.

  • Shingo Institute

    The Shingo Institute is home of the Shingo Prize, the highest recognition in the world for operational excellence. This year’s Shingo Conference is May 1-2 in Cincinnati, OH and there are separate summits for manufacturing and service organizations scheduled for this fall. Learn more about events, industry study tours and more from the Shingo Institute at shingo.org.

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Matt Burns
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications
COE