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February 2017
Optimizing gas pipeline safety

Following the San Bruno, CA explosion, Pacific Gas & Electric made major advancements in revamping its pipeline maintenance and operations. This Tauber team of Luyi Chen (MSE-IOE '16), Sneha Venkatachalam (MBA '16), and Zach Duncan (MBA '16) optimized gas pipeline safety by developing a new corrosion maintenance workflow that allows PG&E crews to better focus on their critical work in the field.
Learn how the team also saved PG&E $2.7mil  >
Prof. Daskin and Prof. Arruda will be formally inducted into the NAE in October. NAE membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education."
Congratulate your CoE faculty

Congratulations to Dr. David Munson, formerly Dean of the College of Engineering, who will be the next President of Rochester Institute of Technology. Congratulations also to Prof. Mark Daskin and Prof. Ellen Arruda, who were elected into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of their leadership and pioneering research.

Refresh your supply chain expertise

Your Michigan degree has value for a lifetime. Refresh your education with this new Michigan Ross Executive Education one-week course, "Global Supply Chain Innovation in a Changing Environment."

Tauber Ross alumni receive full tuition support through the Alumni Advantage Program. All other Tauber alumni receive half off tuition, and are eligible to apply for Tauber sponsored scholarships. Please contact
Tauber Alumni Relations Manager Laura Turner to learn more.

Michigan Ross Executive Education info & registration >

Students use teamwork to escape!

Students were excited to test their teamwork skills at Tauber's newest LeadershipAdvantage module, hosted by Ann Arbor's Clueless Escape Rooms. Student teams were locked in a room with just an hour to uncover clues and solve a complex puzzle in order to escape.

Dikul Singh (MSCM '17) blogs all about it >
Case studies from Tauber projects

The stress of a new electronics product line introduction invariably reveals operations system weaknesses. Ross Lecturer of Technology and Operations Eric Svaan turned a Tauber team's experience finding solutions for "SwitchCo" into an illuminating case study. You can view this and other case studies based on Tauber team projects through our partnership with WDI Pubishing.

Check out "SwitchCo" and other case studies >
" I had thought that I understood the complexities of how to be successful through the public education system because of my time as a student, but I was completely wrong - my students taught me the value of tenacity and resilience."
- Tauber student Kiku Yasukawa (MBA '17)
Kiku Yasukawa was inspired by her work - and discovered her passion for operations - during her experience as an educator for the Teach for America organization.
Learn more about Kiku and where she's headed next >
Join Tauber community service day

One day can make a difference!  Once each year since 2009, Tauber students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry board members have come together to donate a day of expert operations advice to charities, non-profits, and small businesses striving to improve their SE Michigan communities. Join Tauber Community Service Day: March 31, 2017.

More info and event contacts > 
Meet up with Tauber at INFORMS

Why gamble with your analytics? Join Tauber Institute representatives at the 2017 INFORMS Business Analytics conference, held this year in Las Vegas! Gain real-world insights to help take the chance out of your analytics strategy.

More info and registration >

Tauber solutions:
green transportation

The Challenge: Reduce Dow Chemical's carbon footprint by developing a green transportation strategy for Dow's global supply chain.

The Solution: The 2016 Dow Tauber Project Team of Chhavi Chaudry (EGL BSE/MSE IOE '17) and Alison Levy (MBA '17) created a multi-tiered actionable strategy to present a unified message to external and internal stakeholders, and allow Dow to influence fuel economy improvements in the trucking industry. Results: reduction of 180,00 tons in Dow's transportation CO2 emissions.
Be a Tauber Victor

The Tauber Alumni Scholarship Fund supports our students as they shape the future of Global Operations. Thank you to Ashley Merritt (MBA '06) for his recent contribution, and to our alumni and friends for their support throughout the year.
Share the Tauber experience
Want to show colleagues and friends what Tauber is all about?  Share this short video that demonstrates how the Tauber curriculum and team project experience prepare students to become operations leaders.

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