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The Boeing Center Operational Excellence Seminar Series

The following is an archive of past Operational Excellence seminars.  For more information on upcoming events, please visit the Events page on our website.

John Stroup
President & CEO
Belden Inc.

"Industry 4.0:  The Smart Factory"
April 12, 2017
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Phil Hansen
Head of Production Planning, Biologics

"Life Science Supply Chain Redesign"
December 1, 2016
Panos Kouvelis
Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Mgmt
Director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Washington University  |  Olin Business School

"Global Operations Sourcing Strategy"
October 5, 2016
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Marcia Howes
V.P., Chief Supply Chain Executive
BJC HealthCare

"Navigating the Healthcare Supply Chain"
April 28, 2016
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Dana Hullinger
Director, Supply Chain Strategy, Intelligence & Analytics

"Supply Chain Excellence at Boeing"
April 27, 2016
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Everett Neville
Senior Vice President & Chief Trade Relations Officer
Express Scripts

"Driving Fair Drug Prices:  The Supply Chain Role"
January 21, 2016
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Vicki Dawkins
V.P., Global Supply Chain

"Speed and Performance in Today's Supply Chain"
December 9, 2015
Paul McCann
Supply Chain Global Production Lead

"Monsanto Supply Chain Transformation"
November 17, 2015
Ray Keefe
Lean Enterprise Strategies LLC

"Hidden Cost Savings, Complexity Reduction"
October 28, 2015
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2014-2015 EVENTS



Speaker Name/Title


October 23, 2014

A New Era in Manufacturing Management: Manufacturing Closer to Home Markets

John Stroup, Chief Executive Officer & President



2013-14 EVENTS



Speaker Name/Title


May 6, 2014

Organizing Your Global Supply Chain

Dan Key, VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Sigma Aldrich

February 20, 2014

Part Home Analysis

Steve Wagner, SVP/Global Supply Chain & Operations

B/E Aerospace

January 30, 2014

Life Empowered:  Supply Chain Management at Peabody Energy

Carlton Adams

SVP/Global Management


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


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

Olin Business School, Washington University

June 13, 2011

Deployment Process

William Butler


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


March 14, 2011

How BABW Drives Success Through Vision and Operational Alignment

John Haugh, President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising 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



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


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.