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Operational Excellence Seminars

The Operational Excellence Seminars equip individual members and their companies with the expertise, best practices, and networks needed for operational strength in all aspects of their business.

Open to all business leaders and decision makers throughout the St. Louis region, Operation Excellence Seminars is a hub for best practices, emerging technologies, and business solutions – providing its members access to case studies, expert speakers, consultants, scholarly research, networks, talent, and collaborative solutions for the most complex functional and cross-functional business challenges.

Past Events

2013-14 EVENTS

Date

Topic

Speaker Name/Title

Company

TBD Organizing Your Global Supply Chain Dan Key, VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer Sigma Aldrich
TBD Part Home Analysis Steve Wagner, SVP/Global Supply Chain & Operations B/E Aerospace
TBD Life Empowered: Supply Chain Management at Peabody Energy Carlton Adams
SVP/Global Management

2011 EVENTS

November 14, 2011

Strategic Planning

Todd Zenger, PhD
Robert and Barbara Frick
Professor of Business Strategy

Olin Business School,
Washington University

October 10, 2011

Express Scripts Tour of Innovation Lab and Pharmacy

Jim Lammers,
VP and Chief Technology Officer

Express Scripts

September 12, 2011

Growth

Anjan Thakor, PhD
Director of the PhD Program
and John E. Simon Professor of FInance

Olin Business School, Washington University

June 13, 2011

Goal/Strategy
Deployment Process

William Butler

NEXT LEVEL Partners, LLC.

May 9, 2011

The Integration of Enterprise and Alamo/National Following Enterprise's Purchase of Alamo/National 3 years ago

Greg Stubblefield, EVP Chief Strategy Officer

Enterprise Holdings

April 11, 2011

Vi-Jon - Key Lean Concepts/Tools Currently in Practice

Tim Williams, Chief Operations Officer

Vi-Jon

March 14, 2011

How BABW Drives Success Through Vision and Operational Alignment

John Haugh, President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Bear

Build-A-Bear

February 14, 2011

Brewing Innovation: Process and Methods (Tour)

Nathaniel Davis, Brewmaster and Director of Innovation and Technical Development

Anheuser-Busch InBev, North America

January 10, 2011

Lean Enterprise

John Stroup, President and Chief Executive Officer

Belden

2010 EVENTS

November 4, 2010

Service Excellence as a Unifying Strategy and Competitive Advantage

Jim Weddle, Managing Partner

Edward Jones

October 11, 2010

Healthcare and Business Application

Nathan Ravi, MSc, PhD, MD, MBA, FAAO

VA Hospital

September 21, 2010

Profitably Growing Sales Using Continuous Improvement

Mitch Millstein, CFPIM, CPM, CQM, CQE,
President and Chief Quantitative Officer

Supply Velocity

September 14, 2010

International Business/Globalization

David Meyer, Senior Lecturer in Management

Olin Business School, Washington University

August 9, 2010

How is Local Economy Impacting Your Firm

Paul McKee, Chairman and CEO

McEagle

July 12, 2010

National Economy

Jim Little, PhD
Donald Danforth Jr. Distinguished Professor of Business

Olin Business School, Washington University

June 14, 2010

Sustaining Conservation, Revenue & Growth Over 100 Years

Jeffery Bonner, PhD
CEO and President

St. Louis Zoo

May 10, 2010

Continuous Improvement

Aaron Oelger,
Vice President of Marketing

Midway USA

April 1, 2010

Strategic Planning - Interactive Session

Jackson Nickerson, PhD, Frahm Family Professor of Organization & Strategy, Director of the Brookings-Olin Partnership and Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow in Government Studies

Olin Business School, Washington University

February 22, 2010

Inaugural Speaker

James Kavanaugh,
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

World Wide Technology Holding Co., Inc.