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February 2019
Alumni recruit new Tauber talent

February is warm and sunny in the Winter Garden at Ross! These alumni - now Boeing project sponsors - enjoyed the indoor sunshine between interviews with institute students for the upcoming 2019 Tauber team projects.
From L to R: James Holden (MBA '18), Joel Raup (Dual MBA/MSE-IOE '03), Scott Foreman (MBA '13), Stephanie Wang (MBA '18), and Dave Mazur (BSE-CS '07 & MBA '16). Photo courtesy of Tauber Associate Director Asli Aka (BSE-IOE '01 & MSE-Mfg '05).
#TauberInItaly

This weekend Tauber students fly to Italy to examine facilities on their  International Trek! Follow the journey on Instagram, twitter, and facebook.
Jiang wins NSF career award

Congratulations to Ruiwei Jiang, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Tauber advisor, who received a 2019 National Science Foundation Career Award for "Incorporating Decision-Dependent Uncertainty via Distributionally Robust Optimization: Models, Solution Approaches, and Applications."
Gallimore inducted into the NAE

College of Engineering Dean and former Tauber Executive Committee member Alec Gallimore has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, one of engineering's highest honors. Three College of Engineering faculty were inducted this month, bringing U-M's NAE membership to 38.
Welcome new IAB representatives

Tauber Institute is pleased to announce five new Industry Advisory Board members. Please join us in welcoming David Schaefer of 3M, Gary Guo of Amazon, Brian Tauber of CPP Global, Lisa Strama of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and Tauber alumnus Preston Mosier of the Target Corporation.
Free advice from the Tauber Institute

Tauber Institute volunteers donated their expertise to the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program and Argus Farm Stop on our annual Community Service Day, tackling challenges of data analytics, delivery logistics, and more.
Learn more about the 2019 community projects >
"I feel that the experience I gained through my Tauber Project helped me get into the Operations Leadership Development Program at Lockheed, which jump started my career there."
 
When she's not traveling the globe, Meghan Lujan (BSE-Aero / MSE-IOE '12) now calls Texas home. But her focus at Lockheed Martin is on Japan, and all things F-35.
Tauber Turnout: Chicago
HUB51 Restaurant - March 15 @ 7pm

Meet up with current Engineering Leadership Students for dinner during their annual trip to Chicago!  EGL students invite all Tauber alumni to join them at HUB51 for good food and conversation.
Register for Tauber Turnout: Chicago >
Positive Links Speaker Series
Michigan Ross - March 18 @ 4pm

Tauber Institute is proud to sponsor the Positive Links Speaker Series. In the next session, Dr. Sanjay Saint and Dr. Vineet Chopra will will share research on how "Islands of Mindfulness within Oceans of Chaos" can engender attitudes of curiosity and connection that allow us to listen attentively, recognize errors, refine skills, and focus on mission - ultimately leading to better performance.
More info & registration >
Leadership Forum
Michigan Ross - March 20 @ 6pm

The Leadership Forum provides Tauber students with an opportunity to learn directly from current leaders in Operations. The focus of our upcoming forum is Automation and Machine Learning. Panelists will  include representatives from AT Kearney, Amazon, Microsoft, and Ford Motor Company.
More information >
Tauber Industry Panel
Michigan Ross - March 26 @ 6:30pm

Institute students will host an industry panel on the theme of Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement featuring Tauber Insitute alumni: Priyan Abraham and Stella Bi of BorgWarner, Nicholas Clift of McKinsey & Company, Christina Coyne of NSF International, and Michael Rockett of Llamasoft.
More information >
2018 Tauber Team Cummins at Spotlight!  Students at center: (L to R) Diego Roger, Makura Compton, and Advait Bhogte
Tauber Solutions:
3D Printing No-Source Orders
 
The Challenge: While technologies like those used in cell phones render equipment obsolete at a breakneck pace, some industries face challenges at the other end of the spectrum: diesel engines are designed to last for decades, but as new models are introduced, it can be difficult for manufacturers such as Cummins to provide replacements for no-source parts (components for which vendors no longer exist).
The Solution:  Cummins can use the 3D printing process their 2018 Tauber team developed to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction through shorter lead times on fulfillment of no-source orders for qualified parts. The new process will also reduce labor hours, the number of required information systems, and the number of decision points and cross-functional handoffs embedded in the process.
Be a Tauber Victor

The generous support of our Tauber Victors ensures we continue to be the Leaders & Best in Operations. Thank you to Lucius Clay, Sherri & James Ketai, Susan Benkowski, Joel & Shelley Tauber, Robert & Cathy Culver, Roger & Gail Kallock, Jonathan & Nicole Safran, and Ashley Merritt for recent donations, and to all our alumni and friends for your gifts throughout the year.
Every gift matters. Give now >
Alumni education gateway

Introducing the Alumni Education Gateway, a new online resource that puts a wide variety of University of Michigan expertise and educational resources right at your fingertips. Alumni can access online courses, lectures, podcasts, videos, the latest research findings, and much more.
The Tauber Institute: Theory Practice Impact

Tauber Institute: Theory. Practice. Impact.

Tauber Institute for Global Operations has partnered with industry for over 25 years to prepare new operations leaders to make a lasting impact. Share this 25th anniversary video featuring the 2018 Ford, GM, and Stoneridge project teams, as well as many others you may recognize!
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Rate Lean: Fast

Tauber Executive-in-Residence Gene Goodson applied data from over 1,000 plant tours to create Rate Lean: Fast. The workbook describes in detail how to plan a tour, rate an operation, and envision an ideal lean plant based on Toyota Production System concepts.
Buy Rate Lean: Fast >
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