All COE events are located at Fisher College of Business unless otherwise noted.

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Feb. 12, 2016 – Professional Development Seminar

9 - 10 a.m.: Board meeting (COE board members / invited guests only) - Special guest: Sue Helper, fmr. Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce

10:30 a.m. - noon: Rapid-Fire Insights on Supply Chain Management

Featuring Fisher College of Business Profs. Keely Croxton, associate professor of logistics; John Gray, associate professor of operations; and James Hill, associate professor of management sciences

Just as the global supply chain is constantly evolving, so is our understanding of the many complex forces that come into play as we manage relationships outside our four walls. In this session, a first-of-its-kind COE event, hear the latest insights from the field of supply chain research from a trio of leading voices at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Across these three 20-minute, TED Talk-like presentations, you'll hear novel solutions to these key challenges:

  • How can I be sure my global suppliers are consistently playing by the rules? - Prof. John Gray
  • How do I balance my ongoing, informal relationships with suppliers/customers with what's set in stone through formal agreements? - Prof. James Hill
  • How can my organization use its capabilities to develop a more resilient supply chain? - Prof. Keely Croxton

Each short presentation is followed by a Q&A, moderated by COE Executive Director Peg Pennington.

Noon: Networking Lunch

1 - 2:30 p.m.: Lessons From a Leader in Supply Chain Excellence

Featuring Paul Gallagher, president of supply and procurement, Diageo North America

At Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, its supply chain has evolved into a demand-driven network that is creating bottom- and top-line growth for the maker of Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Guinness, and countless other iconic brands. This evolution has included a production network redesign/expansion, internal process improvements, technology upgrades and a fundamental shift in focus from cost containment to product delivery and revenue growth.

In this presentation, Paul Gallagher, Diageo's president of supply and procurement for North America, will show how the company's supply team is keeping pace with an evolving marketplace and capitalizing on consumers' changing preferences by providing increased opportunities for innovation, reducing the timeline for commercialization, and implementing a differentiated supply chain approach, all while maintaining a commitment to the highest standards of manufacturing and operational excellence.

Diageo's ongoing success in supply chain management has not gone unnoticed: This year, Gartner placed Diageo North America on its Consumer Products Top 10 list and number 27 on its list of Top Supply Chains across all industries.

March 11, 2016 – Supply Chain Forum

At this event, take a deep dive into the many ways companies are leveraging analytics to optimize their global supply chains and better utilize the sea of information that can help us make smarter decisions and manage risks.

Session 1, 8:30 a.m.: Procter & Gamble's Supply Chain Analytics Journey, featuring:

  • Greg Brockman (pictured, right), Purchasing Analytics Leader
  • Gary Kinney, Product Supply Analytics Associate Director
  • Eric Downing, Product Supply Business Intelligence Service Manager

Session 2, 9:45 a.m.: Supply Chain Analytics - A Look Ahead, featuring

  • Prof. Michael Fry, University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business

Session: 3, 11 a.m.: Wrap-Up Discussion Panel, with special guest:

  • Glenn Wegryn, Executive Director, UC Center for Business Analytics

Noon: Networking Lunch

April 12-14, 2016 - Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2016

Registration has officially opened for COE's fourth-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, a three-day blend of hands-on workshops, operations-focused tours, and presentations from leading voices in industry and operations research.

Now until Feb. 15, all registrations automatically are discounted by 10%, and groups of five or more that register receive an extra 5%.

Don't miss your chance to get the best value offered for this event, which brings together more than 300 change agents from around the globe!

Click here to read more and register ...

Mark your calendar...

The following COE events are scheduled with more details to come, though dates are subject to change. Check back on our events page or look for an e-mail invite closer to the event.

  • May 11 - Joint event with MBOE alumni
  • May 20 - Innovation Day
  • June 3 - IT Leadership Network forum
  • June 24 - Women's Leadership Forum