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Peter Ward, director of the Center of Operational Excellence at the Fisher College of Business, engaged the 20 participants at the Nashik campus of Mahindra Institute of Quality (MIQ) who were undergoing a short-term program on "ESSENTIALS OF LEAN & TPM." During his 90-minute session Ward spoke about ‘Decoding the DNA of Operational Excellence’ elaborating on the DNA of ‘Lean,’ scientific improvement method as well as touching upon the overall management system for operations excellence that includes governance, foundational and operational levels. He helped participants understand the importance of problem solving, strategic management, people development and daily management as well as organizational culture and its adopted standards.

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Professor Abhay Satoskar, vice chair for research in the Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, along with Nikhil Tambe, director of the India Gateway and Vishwajeet Phopale, business development specialist for the India Gateway, visited the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech) on July 1. The invitation came Govindan Rajamohan, senior principal scientist at IMTech and a former post-doctoral researcher at Ohio State by way of his connection with Wondwossen Gebreyes, executive director of Ohio State’s Global One Health initiative. The objective was to connect with institute leadership to explore opportunities of mutual interest including research and implementation science and/or training capacity.

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Influencers webThe India Gateway and the Fisher College of Business hosted a round table conversation on July 22 at Taj Santacruz in Mumbai. The discussion featured key imperatives that are shaping U.S.-India business relations and brought together a group of alumni who are influencers across diverse domains such as academia, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare and technology in private and government sectors in India.

The unique vantage point of the invitees within their current organizations, along with broad professional experience and excellent knowledge of working with U.S. businesses, enabled interesting insights. The group spoke about their education at the Fisher College of Business and its importance in their professional pursuits. Each participant elaborated on the current scenario of business in India defining scope, value and the key trends. It was also an opportunity for the group to learn about the engagements in India from Peter Ward, director of the Center of Operations Excellence, and about strategic perspectives on internationalization from Anil Makhija, dean of the Fisher College of Business, who joined in via video conference. The roundtable was designed to identify productive future engagements.

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