EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub and Cleveland Clinic
In April of 2023, the Deming Center hosted a study tour to Cleveland, OH, where its invited guests were able to visit the EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub—hosted in collaboration with EY and the Deming Center’s Supply Chain Innovation Network (SCIN)—and the Cleveland Clinic.
The visit to the EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub on April 27th, 2023 brought together senior business leaders with Columbia faculty, staff, and students for a first-hand look behind the hub’s success in innovation, commercialization, and digitization within manufacturing and supply chain. Additionally, it featured guest speaker, Bob Schug, Vice President of Digital Services and Supply Chain at Mondelez International, who expanded on Mondelez’s journey into digital manufacturing and the digitization of its operations.
On the following day, April 28th, 2023, the Deming Center was given an inside look at the operations of the Cleveland Clinic—a visit that was generously hosted by the clinic’s senior operations teams in part thanks to Toby Cosgrove, Former President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and recipient of the 2015 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence. Overall, the visit provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the clinic's initiatives within technological innovation and operational excellence, as well as its unwavering commitment to providing exceptional patient care, driving research advancements, and creating a thriving work environment for its employees.