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January 2017
Tauber faculty panel selects TIME Dealer of the Year

Carl Swope, president of S wope Toyota in Elizabethtown, KY is the 2017 TIME Dealer of the Year. A panel of Tauber faculty selected the 48th annual TIME Dealer of the Year finalists from each of the four National Automobile Dealer Association regions, as well as the national award winner.  In partnership with Ally, TIME presented the award on January 27 in New Orleans at the 100th annual NADA convention.

The TIME Dealer of the Year is one of the most prestigious honors a car dealer can receive. The award program honors new-car dealers who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service.In appreciation of the Tauber Institute's expertise, TIME and Ally have established an annual scholarship for Tauber students.
Learn more about the Tauber Institute's role >
"The biggest challenge for me was making the decision to dive into entrepreneurship after a successful career in the corporate environment... the excitement of pursuing a vision as well as the drive to make it a success makes it an enjoyable and rewarding process."
- Tauber alumna Caroline Conway (MBA '08)

Since Tauber, Caroline Conway has been leading teams for some of the best known corporations around the world, including Walmart, Alcoa, Steelcase, and John Deere. But recently she took the plunge into entrepreneurship, and founded Control Enter, based in Ireland with offices in India and the United States.
Cleaner instruments for safer surgery

New research from Tauber faculty helps make surgery safer.  Industrial and Operations Engineering Associate Professor and Tauber faculty member Amy Cohn is part of a research team that published "A systematic approach to improve the reprocessing of surgical instruments." The team developed an excel-based system to allow hospitals to select surgery tool sets based on "cleanability."

Learn more through Michigan Experts >

Innovative supply chain Executive Ed

Professors DeGraff and Duenyas team up to lead an intensive Michigan Ross Executive Education experience on "Global Supply Chain Innovation in a Changing Environment." This one-week course is modeled on a custom program that resulted in millions of dollars in cost savings and new opportunities for a Global 10 manufacturer.

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 >

Positive Links: see yourself through others' eyes

Tauber is proud to sponsor the 2016-17 Positive Links Speaker Series. Join us on February 2 to hear Center for Positive Organizations Fellow Dr. Julia J.Lee speak on "Bringing your best self to work: the power of seeing yourself through others' eyes."

Positive Links info & registration >
" Through my experience in working in industry and participating in Engineering Global Leadership, I have learned that I want to be the link between engineering and business."
- Tauber student Elizabeth Ettleson (EGL BSE/MSE-IOE '18)
Engineering Global Leadership President Elizabeth Ettleson serves on the Tauber Student Advisory Board and is also the President of the Alpha Pi Mu IOE Honors Society. 
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Tauber featured in Industry Today

Industry Today recently published "New Leaders for the Evolving World of Operations," a feature article highlighting how the Tauber Institute works with Industry to quickly adapt to market demands.

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Save the date: 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 communities.
Mark your calendar to join this year's Tauber Community Service Day: March 31, 2017.

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Tauber solutions: lean transformation

The Challenge: Develop strategies to reduce production cycle time, eliminate waste, and foster a lean culture in Dell contractor Foxconn's San Jeronimo plant.

The Solution: The 2016 Dell Tauber Project Team of Seng-Hsiang Lin (MEng Manufacturing '16), Siddarth Shanker (MSCM '16), and Mi Yu (MSCM '16) used a data-driven approach to identify key areas for improvement, then held a kaizen town hall to brainstorm improvement ideas with both management and frontline workers. The team chose six out of 47 ideas to implement, providing role models for plant management and workers for gaining efficiency through kaizen.
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:  Robert and Cathy Culver ('68, MBA'75), Matthew Kaplan (MBA '18), Kimberly Moore (MBA '18), Andrew (MBA/MS '93) and Cheryl Masterman, Daniel Partin (MBA '18), Joel (MBA '03, MSE '03) and Sarah Raup, and John Reilly (MBA '01) and Cynthia Mount.
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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Keep connected

We love to hear from members of our Tauber community, wherever in the world you are!

Tauber staff especially enjoyed this greeting from Nishreen Ali (MBA '18). Nishreen wrote, "Sharing this photo I took on my morning run through a rainforest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this morning, which made me think of our Tauber family!"

And we swooned over the gorgeous wedding photograph below from David Sachs (MSE-MEng '16).
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