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News for alumni & friends
December 2016
New Frontiers in Operations

Students, faculty, and industry leaders gathered at the Ross School of Business for the 2016 Global Operations Conference, "New Frontiers in Operations."
Dr. Somesh Nigam, IBM VP of Information & Data Governance and Health Informatics, kicked off the GOC with a visionary keynote on the ramifications of the rise of data as the "new currency" of business. Operations VP Jonathan Czaja examined how Stitch Fix's blend of art, science, and service influences the evolution of its operations in the shifting world of online retail.  And Dow Global Supply Chain Visibility Leader Jeff Tazelaar concluded the GOC with a discussion of how the Internet of Things is transforming supply chain management.

In addition to the keynote addresses and the annual case competition, faculty from the Ross School of Business and the School of Information moderated panel discussions on 'Globalization through Operations,' 'Evolution of Operations in Healthcare,' and 'Big Data and Predictive Analysis,' offering insights from leaders at companies such as Amazon, PwC, Cardinal Health, Henry Ford Health, the Mayo Clinic, Boeing, General Mills, Whirlpool, and Verizon Wireless. Tauber was pleased to host alumni at the GOC as both panelists and participants, including Kunal Vora (MSCM '13), Juan Lopez (MBA '09), Benjamin Ranta (MBA '15), and Ted Hanawalt (MSE '01).

Couldn't make it to this year's GOC?
View a webinar of Stitch Fix Operations VP Jonathan Czaza's keynote >
Read more about the 2016 GOC speakers, panels, and case competition awards >
View more photos of the 2016 GOC >
"Business priorities and challenges are constantly changing.  I need people who can change with them and figure out how to move ahead in ever more ambiguous situations."
- Tauber alumna Rebecca Achariyakosol (MBA 2000)

After graduation, Rebecca (Brown) Achariyakosol enjoyed consulting for A.T. Kearney, then found her niche at Dell in 2003.  Rebecca is currently Director of Global Support Services M&A and Strategic Programs at Dell's headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. 
Positive Links: non-conformists move the world

Start the new year in a positive mindset!  Join Tauber on January 11 to hear Wharton professor Adam Grant speak on " Originals: How non-conformists move the world."  Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.
More info & registration >
In the news: live virtual constructive training

Tauber student Captain Ryan Colameo (MBA '18) published his  article "The Tip of the Virtual Constructive Spear" in the Marine Corps Gazette, detailing his experience with live virtual constructive training. Ryan was also a panelist for the second annual VETx Veterans Day event at Ross, where student veterans share connections between their military experiences and leadership in business. 
Check out Ryan's Marine Corps Gazette article >
" I would like to build up my career in supply chain management after graduation and I am  particularly interested in strategic sourcing and planning."
- Tauber student Xinyun Tao (MSCM '16)
After five years as a project manager in the environmental industry, Xinyun came to Michigan to further develop her systematic knowledge and practical skills in supply chain.  In her Tauber team project at Cardinal Health, Xinyun applied her skills to translate customer point of use demand data into new  market intelligence and forecasting strategies. 
Learn more about Xinyun >
Facility tours promote action learning

Tauber has expanded its facility tours to provide even greater opportunities for our students to experience a wide variety of operations. Facility tours so far this academic year include Coca-Cola, UPS, Herman Miller, Meijer, Sunset Produce, Stryker, and Thomson-Shore. We are looking forward to starting the new year by examining operations at Zingerman's Mail Order and Delta Airlines!
See more photos from recent facility tours >
Tauber solutions:
More product, same resources

The Challenge: Apply lean methodology to accommodate ever-increasing demand for crucial medical equipment at Fresenius Medical Care.

The Solution: The Tauber Team of Matt Riley (EGL BSE-ChE/MSE-IOE '17) and Katie Redman (MBA '17) found significant opportunity to rebalance the hemodialysis assembly line and reduce waiting time by 60%.  The team trained assemblers and identified a five-year floor plan strategy to achieve ideal productivity.

Congratulations to our new alumni

R inging in the new year with a new degree!   Tauber Institute is proud of our December 2016 graduates' many accomplishments, and looks forward to continuing to work with all of you to improve Operations around the world.
Congratulations to our new College of Engineering alumni: 
Lauren Bilbo (EGL BSE-EE/MSE-EE), Ameya Bongale (MSE-IOE), Dominic Calabrese (EGL BSE-EE/MSE-EE:S), Osbert Fu (MSE-IOE/MEng MFG), Peter Lin (MEng MFG), Bevin Mathew (MSE-IOE), Juan Ornelas (MEng MFG), Travis Parsons (MSE-ECE), Mike Quan (MBA & MS-IOE), David Sachs (MEng MFG), Jamie Sanderson (EGL BSE-IOE/MSE-IOE), Alexander Santini (MS-Aero), Allison Sheesley (MSE-IOE), Trevor Sultana (EGL BSE-ME/MSE-ME), Mira Sun (EGL BSE-IOE/MSE-IOE), Anand Vasudevan (MSE-IOE), and Ruqing Ye (EGL BSE-IOE/MSE-IOE).

Congratulations to our new Master of Supply Chain Management alumni:
Supriya Agashe, Muthueaswaran Ayemperumal, Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Tyler Carr, Julian Chen, Sonny Chiranewala, Tomtsa ChishiPradeep Ganesh, Gaurav Goyal, Daniel Higgins, Aditya Jagannathan, Tim Li, Tania Martinez Garcia, Vaibhav Mishra, Pradeep Mishra, Vinayak Modi, Satwik Pattanayak, Ani Ramanathan, Anusuya Ramdass, Sitaram Ravipati, Siddarth Shanker, EJ Shin, XinyunTao, Vivek Vijayan, Rambo Xie, and Ivan Yu.
Be a Tauber Victor

The Tauber Alumni Scholarship Fund supports our students as they shape the future of Global Operations. Thank you to recent Tauber Victors Bonnie Chang (MBA '14), Lynn Costanza (MSCM '10), Diana and Paul Crossley, Ashlyn Gurley (MSCM '15), Colleen and James Koessler (MBA '89), Raymond Wacek (MBA '07), and John Woo (MBA '11).
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