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January 2019
Tauber faculty select John Alfirevich as the 50th TIME Dealer of the Year

A Tauber Institute faculty panel selected John Alfirevich of Apple Chevrolet as the 2019  TIME Dealer of the Year. The TIME Dealer of the Year program honors new-car dealers who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service. Alfirevich received the prestigious award on January 25th at the opening session of the 102nd annual National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco. In appreciation of the Tauber faculty's contribution, TIME and Ally have established an annual scholarship for Tauber Institute students.
Learn more about the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year selection process >
Congratulations to David Chesney

College of Engineering faculty member and former Tauber advisor David Chesney is one of three faculty campus-wide honored for outstanding contributions to instruction as the 2018-19 Collegiate Lecturers, a title they will retain throughout their careers at the university.
Make an impact February 8

Volunteer for our annual Community Service Day! Tauber students, alumni, faculty, staff, and Industry Advisory Board members will make Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, Ypsilanti Meals On Wheels, and Argus Farm Stop top clients for the day by donating their time and talent to help solve operations issues for these exceptional community organizations.
Join us! More info & registration >
Watch out for Ross!

Michigan Ross is the place for bold innovation and experiential learning, headlining Poets&Quants' "Ten Business Schools to Watch in 2019." Ross has recently amassed impressive rankings, but P&Q identifies Ross' "philosophy and its execution" as the true key to continued success.
Read more from Poets&Quants >
ICYMI: Positive Links Speaker Series

Wharton School of Business faculty member Stephanie Creary shared her insights on "Creating More Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord."
View the webcast of Creary's talk >
Upcoming Positive Links events > 
Tauber Victors: Thank you!

Your generous support of Tauber Institute programs and scholarships makes a world of difference. You ensure the Tauber community continues to be the "Leaders & Best" in the field of operations.

Thank you to all the Tauber Victors who have made recent gifts, including:
Simit and Ankita Shah, Peter and Kelly Frank, John Reilly and Cynthia Mount, Raymond and Amy Wacek, Philip and Eileen Youtie, Gaurav Goyal, Lin Hou, the Steelcase Foundation, Brian Carey, Xiangjun Chen and Mei Ye, Corey Bruno, Jeffrey and Dawn Armfield, Irving Liimatta, Ashlyn Gurley, the Masterman Family, and generous anonymous donors.

We are also grateful to the alumni and friends who gave to the 25/25 Campaign to endow and expand the annual Tauber Alumni Scholarship. Your gifts allowed us to double the scholarship amount presented each year to two current students selected for their leadership and contributions to the Tauber Institute. Thank you!
Laura Turner, Andrew Burgess, Diana Crossley, Nisarg Patel, Misaki Nozawa, Peter Frank, Brian Talbot, David Hoffman, Lindsay Parker, Dan Partin, Brian Forster, Damian Beil, Ray Muscat, Mindy Yahr Jaffe, Allison Holmgren, Dave Ostreicher, Rachel Armstrong, Sid Kurien, Mavis Hu, Elizabeth Gillis, Raghav Wate, Leah Venti, Kyle Gilson, Ilka Vazquez, Santiago Vargas Soto, Reuben Ong, Rahul Sharma, John Woo, Lisa VanLanduyt, Ravi Kakaraparthi, Bikram Chatterjee, Lei Li, Brooks Williams, Liz Coon, Irving Liimatta, Ashlyn Gurley, Jon Safran, Gaurav Goyal, Corey Bruno, Lin Hou, the Armfield Foundation, Carl Chen, and generous anonymous donors.
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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