Center for Operational Excellence (COE)

The Fisher College of Business Center for Operational Excellence connects business leaders and educators driven to achieve competitive advantage through excellent processes across the enterprise. Learn more here...

Next at COE: Aug. 28 seminar

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Snap-on Inc. Chairman and CEO Nick Pinchuk - A manufacturing industry veteran and firm believer in the importance of continuous improvement, Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nick Pinchuk also wears the mantle of one of the industry’s biggest advocates. COE is thrilled to host Pinchuk for its fall seminar to share his perspective on transformative leadership, his company’s dynamic approach to process excellence, and his vision for a U.S. manufacturing renaissance.

Award-winning researcher and author Tom Goldsby - Goldsby will offer insights on what “macrotrends” organizations and their supply chain partners need to consider in today's operations. These trends – which include explosive population growth in underdeveloped countries, a rising global middle class, climate change, resource scarcity, and disruptive technologies – might seem futuristic, but Goldsby argues companies with an eye on them are uniquely positioned to seize competitive advantage.   

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COE Summit 2015: A Look Back

More than 300 process improvement professionals from around the world gathered in Columbus April 8-10 for Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2015, the third-annual summit and the largest event in COE history. Take a look back at an incredible three days of learning...

Dates announced for 2016 COE Summit

The Center for Operational Excellence already is gearing up for its fourth-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, set once again for Columbus in the spring. The 2016 event will take place April 12-14.

The 2015 summit, which concluded April 10, featured nearly two-dozen industry leaders and researchers and a dynamic line-up of keynote speakers, including David Marquet, author, Turn the Ship Around!; Huggy Rao, Harvard Business School professor and co-author, Scaling Up Excellence; and (pictured, right) Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations CEO and author, Joy Inc.

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