Want to become a summit sponsor? Some packages are still available - and all come with at least one free summit admission. Contact Krista Barezinsky at barezinsky.2@osu.edu for more details ...

Sponsors

  • 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 official summit app available to all summit attendees to download and use during the three days of the summit.

  • Cardinal Health

    cardinal healthA Fortune 500 company headquartered in Dublin, OH, Cardinal Health is a health care services company that helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical labs and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality.

    Cardinal Health is the official sponsor of the summit’s final morning keynote featuring OSU men’s basketball head coach, Chris Holtmann.

  • Crown Equipment Corp.

    crown equipmentA leading innovator and world-class forklift and material handling equipment, Crown Equipment designs and manufactures up to 85% of its lift truck components, including key parts like motors, drive units, and electric modules.

    Crown Equipment is the Buckeye for Life sponsor, engaging nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate students for the summit’s volunteer operation.

  • 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.

    Huntington is the official sponsor of Wednesday afternoon’s keynote featuring Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better.

  • MoreSteam.com

    moresteamLaunched in 2000 in response to the high cost of traditional process improvement training and tools and based in Powell, Ohio, MoreSteam.com is the summit’s longest-serving partner and is the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training. MoreSteam has now enrolled more than 500,000 professionals from around the world in its courses, including its Black Belt program.

    MoreSteam is the official sponsor of the Wednesday morning keynote featuring Karen Martin, author of Clarity First and The Outstanding Organization and will be exhibiting at the summit. Visit MoreSteam’s booth or MoreSteam.com.

  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

    goodyear logo squareOne of the world’s largest tire companies, Goodyear employs 67,000 people and manufactures its products in in 22 countries around the world.

    Goodyear is the official sponsor of all off-site tour transportation and the student volunteer shuttle.

  • T. Marzetti

    marzetti logoHeadquartered in Westerville, OH, T. Marzetti produces a wide variety of salad dressings, fruit and vegetable dips, frozen baked goods and other specialty items.

    T. Marzetti is the official sponsor of Thursday’s summit wrap-up lunch where samples of T. Marzetti dressing will be provided for summit attendees to enjoy.

  • 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 Tuesday’s breakfast.

  • Aquiire

    aquiireLaunched in 2016, Aquiire creates solutions that solve customers’ procurement and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) challenges and focuses on transforming traditional SRM solutions.

    Aquiire is the official sponsor of the Thursday morning breakfast and will be exhibiting at the summit. Visit Aquiire’s booth or aquiire.com.

  • Disney Institute

    disney instituteOne of the most recognized names in business solutions and professional development, Disney Institute is a training and development company that empowers organizations to create lasting change through best practices in leadership; culture; customer experience; brand loyalty; and creativity and innovation.

    The Disney Institute is the official sponsor of the Wednesday morning breakfast and will be exhibiting at the summit. Visit Disney Institute’s booth or disneyinstitute.com.

  • Productivity Inc.

    productivityProductivity Inc. is a leading consulting and training firm that helps organizations build new capabilities, save money, and grow. We focus on three progressive strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Innovation, and Leadership & Culture. Working together, these strategies provide the means to continually refresh a company’s value proposition while making the organizational changes needed for daily improvement and sustainable growth.

Exhibitors

  • Aquiire

    aquiireLaunched in 2016, Aquiire creates solutions that solve customers’ procurement and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) challenges and focuses on transforming traditional SRM solutions.

    Visit Aquiire’s booth or aquiire.com.

     

  • 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. Among those books are: The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg, Clarity First and The Outstanding Organization by Karen Martin, and Digital Vortex by breakout speaker Jeff Loucks. 

  • Disney Institute

    disney instituteOne of the most recognized names in business solutions and professional development, Disney Institute is a training and development company that empowers organizations to create lasting change through best practices in leadership; culture; customer experience; brand loyalty; and creativity and innovation.

    Visit Disney Institute’s booth or disneyinstitute.com.

  • Fisher - Academy for Excellence in Healthcare

    fisher logo squareThe Academy for Excellence in Healthcare is a collaboration between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and Cardinal Health – committed to improving the operations and outcomes of the nation’s health care providers. The program has been designed to help health care organizations identify and solve their greatest operating challenges, ultimately driving results that can significantly reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.

    The rapidly evolving health care industry has created a new standard of excellence for the safety and accuracy of patient care. With its proven record in creating and shaping lean leaders through an operational excellence curriculum unmatched in the country, Fisher College of Business is uniquely positioned to deliver this program. As a partner and thought leader, Cardinal Health is a health care services company with a decade of experience and commitment to LEAN management and Operational Excellence. This unique partnership brings together an ideal combination of academic and industry experience that will provide participants with a pragmatic and results oriented development experience. 

  • 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.

  • The Lean Office

    the_lean_officeThe Lean Office offers training and consulting services with focus on preparing your team to take lead on building a lean culture in the office. With emphasis on lean in-office settings like lean management systems, problem solving, lean daily managements, Office 5S, and value stream mapping, your team will be become well equipped to implement new lean ideas into your standard office and empower the rest of the team to embrace the change.

    Visit The Lean Office's booth or theleanoffice.net.

  • 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.com

    moresteamMoreSteam.com was launched in the year 2000 in response to the high cost of traditional process improvement training and tools. They were the first firm to offer the complete Black Belt curriculum online. MoreSteam is headquartered in Powell, OH, USA, just north of the city of Columbus. They have offices in Milwaukee, WI and locations throughout the United States. MoreSteam has now enrolled 525,475 professionals in their process improvement courses in every continent except Antarctica (but they're working to close that gap).

  • Productivity Inc.

    productivityProductivity Inc. is a leading consulting and training firm that helps organizations build new capabilities, save money, and grow. We focus on three progressive strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Innovation, and Leadership & Culture. Working together, these strategies provide the means to continually refresh a company’s value proposition while making the organizational changes needed for daily improvement and sustainable growth.

  • Scioto Productivity Solutions

    scioto productivityAfter receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Andy Reith accepted a job at Toyota Motor North America in the Enginer in Training Program.  There he completed an intense curriculum of technical and soft skills that would prepare him to manage people and projects in Toyota's high-stakes, fast-paced environment.  Andy then spent more than a decade managing multi-million dollar projects across facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  This diverse experience allows him to relate quickly to a variety of problems and develop rapid solutions in any operating environment.

    Scioto Productivity Solutions is the result of years of planning and preparation. Andy has worked with a variety of companies manufacturing diverse products from textiles to campers and construction equipment through aircraft relays. In addition to guest lectures at Ohio State’s College of Engineering, he has partnered with the university’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence to provide training workshops and consulting services throughout the state.

 

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Matt Burns
Manager, Marketing & Communications
COE