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: Theresa Goodfellow, Director
Center for Operational Excellence
Stonybrook Uniersity, 631-632-7266

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

Executive Breakfast Series ~
Forensic ISO
April 17
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Intro to Home Performance Contracting
April 22
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Project Planning and Control
April 22-24
8:30 AM -4:30 PM 

AGILE Project Management
May 5 & 6
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

How to Avoid Commonly Violated OSHA Regulations
May 6
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Microsoft Project Introduction
May 8
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Supervisory Skills
May 8 & 15
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Microsoft Project Advanced
May 9
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Effective Writing for Business 
May 13
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Finance for Non-Financial Managers
May 14
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

PMP Exam Preparation
May 20-22
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Executive Breakfast Series ~
How HR and Recruiters Can Work Effectively Together
May 21
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Career Transition Workshop
May 27
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Determining Business Requirements
May 28 & 29
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

PMI-ACP Exam Prep
May 28, 29 & 30
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Corporate Education & Training • Advanced Energy Center • Research & Development Park

1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044

Phone: 631-216-7518

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