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I love spending summer guiding Tauber students, who are working on some truly intriguing team projects. Earlier this month, I joined faculty advisors for mid-project reviews at Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, and Target. The students' energy is inspiring, and promises to produce some impressive results! We hope you can join us this summer at an alumni event to reconnect with the institute, and learn more about our ongoing work.

Go Blue!  - Ray
Ray Muscat, Industry Director
Tauber Institute for Global Operations
News for alumni & friends
June 2019
At midpoint, team projects are on target

Tauber faculty and staff have been traveling throughout June to meet with students and sponsors for mid-project reviews. As the unique aspects of each project challenge become increasingly well-defined, students dive deep into problem solving, increasingly aware of rapidly approaching deadlines. But there's still time for fun! In Minneapolis, Target team members (L to R) Rhea Kumar, Mercedes Alvarez,and David Ginsberg befriended the Target mascot, Bullseye!
"I naturally hate inefficiency and waste, but Tauber really helped me quantify and articulate waste in ways that I would not have been able to prior to Ross."

Tauber alum Lucius Clay (MBA '16) is now Sales Director at Trepp, LLC, a leading provider of data, analytics, and technology solutions to the global securities and investment management industries.
Catch up with Lucius Clay >
Alumni event | Seattle
June 26, 6:30-8:30pm @ Art Marble 21

Meet institute benefactor Joel Tauber, alumni, students, staff, and industry partners for this special event at Art Marble 21's Bonfire Room in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.
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Alumni event | St. Paul
July 18, 6:30-8:30 @ Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Meet Tauber Business Co-Director Damian Beil, Industry Director Ray Muscat, Managing Director Diana Crossley, Associate Director Asli Aka, alumni & friends for great food and conversation.
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Sarah Ting with the OCO-3 team in front of the Falcon 9.
"I worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) mission.... I was lucky enough to be invited back to join the team to watch it find its new home on the International Space Station."

The Tauber Institute awards co-curricular funding grants that allow institute students to pursue unique academic and professional development opportunities. This Spring, the institute helped Sarah Ting (MBA '20) to attend the OCO-3 Falcon 9 Launch.
Future Leadership admissions events

Tauber Institute Program Manager Laura Turner is leading multischool Future Leadership MBA + Engineering events in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Boston, & Chicago. Spread the news to colleagues interested in the Ross MBA program with the Tauber Institute overlay!
Join us at the Michigan Lean Conference

Join the Tauber Institute at the 9th annual Michigan Lean Conference, August 7-8 in Traverse City. Whether you're an executive, analyst, manager, researcher, data scientist, or modeler, this year's conference will provide you with lean inspiration, knowledge, and practical tools. Come share ideas, network, and learn about a range of current topics.
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Tauber Solutions: Streamlining Partner Investment Operations through Intuitive Tooling

The Challenge: 
The Tauber team (L to R) of Lucas Wilcox (MBA), Mary Grace Pellegrini (MBA & MS/Information), and Sameer Arora (MSE/IOE) was tasked with conducting a value-stream mapping analysis of funding mechanisms and processes across the Microsoft One Commercial Partner division to scope out disparate investment allocation approaches and identify best practices. 
The Solution: The team proposed and piloted three areas for improvement to solve users' largest issues with the investment process: 1) developing a central landing page, 2) designing an improved process flow, and 3) integrating a monitoring system. The team predicted that Microsoft could shorten the average investment development and approval timeline by 31 days, producing a projected $30M in increased revenue at the fiscal year close.  
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Be a Tauber Victor

The generous support of our Tauber Victors ensures we continue to be the Leaders & Best in Operations. Thank you to all our alumni and friends for your gifts throughout the year.
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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.
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