Center for Excellence in Operations and Management          GBMP


Center for Operational Excellence 

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Establish a center to drive sustainable competitive advantage; to enable businesses throughout the region to achieve world class operational excellence through the coordination of strategically aligned resources and partnerships.


Introduce and implement a core model of operational excellence to support regional businesses through a collaborative network of peers, educators, government offices, business/community organizations and training providers.


  • Collaborate with LI businesses and our partner organizations to develop a core model for operational excellence within the region.
  • Introduce the Shingo Prize Model and Business Guidelines for Operational Excellence to Long Island companies; encourage their adoption of the framework and support their efforts.
  • Create an interactive forum for improved dialogue between business leaders, educators, local government, service providers, community and national organizations on achieving competitive advantage.

Operational Excellence is a systematic way of continuously improving an organization by focusing on customer needs, empowering employees, and increasing value by improving quality, obtaining higher yields and faster throughput, and eliminating waste.  We offer a number of opportunities for Lean training:

The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence is named for Dr. Shigeo Shingo, who popularized the Toyota Production System. The Prize Model provides companies with a blueprint to lean transformation and the attainment of operational excellence that benefits businesses of all sizes and sectors, as it drives permanent process improvement to enable them to become and remain competitive.

Contact: Teresa Goodfellow, Director
Center for Operational Excellence
Stony Brook University, 631-766-7503

Contact: Patricia Malone, Executive Director
Center for Corporate Education 
Stony Brook University, (631) 216-7512

Project Planning and Control
September 9-11
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Supervisory Skills
September 9 & 16
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Microsoft Project - Intro
September 15
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Microsoft Project - Advanced
September 16
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

PMP Exam Preparation
September 23-25
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Executive Breakfast Series ~ Identifying and Decreasing the High Cost of Employee Turnover
September 24
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Time Management & Productivity
September 29
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Determining Business Requirements
October 5-6
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Data Gathering
October 7
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Creating Functional Specifications
October 13-14
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Alda Center Industry Initiative
October 15-16, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Finance for Non-Financial Managers
October 16
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

CEWIT2015  - International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies  for a Smarter World
October 19 & 20
Melville Marriott Long Island
Melville, NY

AEE Certified Water Efficiency Professional
October 26-29
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Structured Testing
October 28-29
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook University
Research & Development Park • 1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044
631-216-7518 •

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