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2022 Best Practices for Operation Excellence September 21st–23rd, 2022 — Columbus, OH

We're getting back together again — just in time for our 20th anniversary!

The 20th Annual Best Practices in Operational Excellence Conference will be held in-person at the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center located on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. Join us September 21-23, 2022 to discuss all things process improvement. Best practices will be shared in keynote presentations, workshops, and peer-to-peer discussions. This is a great opportunity to learn from others and network in a casual setting. Don't miss it!

The conference opens at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, September 21st and will adjourn at noon on Friday, September 23rd.

See Featured Speakers
Fisher College of Business

Save the Date

Wednesday, September 21st – Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Hotel Accomodations:

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center

2110 Tuttle Park Pl,

Columbus, OH 43210

Why Attend the 20th Annual BP4OpX?

Save the Date

Wednesday, September 21st – Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Hotel Accomodations:

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center

2110 Tuttle Park Pl,

Columbus, OH 43210

Previous Attendees
  • 5/3 Bank
  • AEP
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Arizona Governor's Office
  • Boeing
  • Cardinal Health
  • Constellation Energy
  • Ecolab
  • Ernst & Young
  • GE Aviation
  • Grange Insurance
  • Honeywell
  • LabCorp
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lilly
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Mars Petcare
  • Mount Carmel Health System
  • Nationwide
  • OSU Fisher College of Business
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Southwest Airlines
  • T. Marzetti
  • The Wendy's Company
  • Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • United States Postal Service
  • University of Notre Dame
  • USAA
  • West Pharmaceutical
Best Practices in Operational Excellence 2022 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Welcome / Introductions

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Break

9:30 - 10:15 AM Creating a Culture of Innovation and Learning
Aravind Chandrasekaran - The Ohio State University
10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 11:00 PM Developing the Next Generation of Lean Problem Solvers
Alan Goodman - Instructional Chair, Quality and Engineering - MATC
11:00 - 12:00 PM Lessons Learned: How We Improved our Continuous Improvement Training
Oscar Marshall - Amazon
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 PM Increasing Certification Pull Through
Kevin Norman & Megan Johnson & Renee Snell - Fifth Third Bank
1:45 - 2:30 PM Rolling With The Punches: A Continuous Improvement Deployment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Robert Henderson & William Daley - Edmund Optics
2:30 - 3:00 PM Coaching in a Blended Learning Training Model
Gus Lage - Medtronic
3:00 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

3:30 - 5:00 PM Cool New Stuff from the MoreSteam Labs
5:30 PM

Prep for Dinner

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Social Hour & Casual Dinner at UnderStory
2571 Neil Ave | Columbus

Thursday, September 22nd 2022

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Day 2 Opening

8:15 - 9:15 AM Stories of Lean Transformations
Kim Scibelli - Senior Director Operational Excellence - Kite Pharma
9:15 - 10:00 AM Everything Else: What Coaches Do To Create Successful Practitioners
Joe Tanner & Maria Fry & Chris Spanger
10:00 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 11:15 AM Using Machine Learning to Predict Student Success After Training
Nick LaRosa & Xander Hathaway - MoreSteam
11:15 - 12:00 PM The Evolution of Operational Excellence at USPS
Jewelyn Harrington - Sr. Director Operational Excellence - United States Postal Service
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM Digital Innovation vs. Traditional Improvements: The impact of technology on Lean Methods
Pam Wright - Capital One
2:00 - 2:45 PM Pivoting during COVID: Process Modeling in Healthcare
David Wittman - St. Jude's Children Hospital
2:45 - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 - 3:45 PM Assessing the Maturity of Your Operational Excellence System
Bill Hathaway - CEO - MoreSteam
3:45 - 4:30 PM Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare, A Case Study
Kathleen Sharp - Senior Lean Business Leader - Atrium Health
4:30 - 5:00 PM

Recap and Discussion of Lessons Learned

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Friday, September 23rd 2022

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 AM TRACK 1: EngineRoom Tips & Tricks
TRACK 2: Lean Training Simulations
TRACK 3: Coaching Virtual Study Halls
10:00 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 12:00 PM TRACK 1: DMAIC Training Simulations
TRACK 2: TRACtion Showcase
TRACK 3: Process Modeling with Process Playground
12:00 PM

Adjourn