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News for alumni & friends
March 2019
Team AIP Canam Group meets with RSB faculty co-advisor Eric Svaan at the 2019 Tauber Team Project Kickoff Dinner.
Tauber announces project sponsors

The Tauber Institute is pleased to strengthen relationships with returning team project sponsors from a wide range of industries - AIP Canam Group, Amazon, Boeing, Dell, Dow, DTE Energy, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Stanley Black & Decker, Stoneridge, and Target - and is excited to begin a new partnership with Brose, a leading developer and producer of mechatronic systems for the global automotive marketplace.
Learn more about the 2019 project sponsors >
Winter IPD: healthy kids, active tech!
VOTING OPENS - April 2
Live Trade Show, Tauber Colloquium - April 10 @ 6:30pm 

Winter session Integrated Product Design teams comprised of business, engineering, information, and art & design students have created new products for preteens that employ technology to encourage healthy choices.
Learn more about the products, and VOTE April 2 >
Michael Barnes
"AfroTech was equally informative as well as inspiring. It is my hope that I will be speaking and leading a workshop at AfroTech in the near future."

In November, Michael Barnes (MBA '19) attended the AfroTech 2018 Conference in San Francisco, the groundbreaking, revolutionary experience for Black techies, startups and entrepreneurs. Recruiters from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Lyft, BlackRock, Etsy, Lyft, Shopify, and Heroku held numerous networking events. Aside from attending workshops and events Michael networked with many Ross alumni. 
Automation & Machine Learning

This year's Tauber Leadership Forum addressed the hot topic of Automation & Machine Learning. Institute students met with a panel of leaders from AIP, A.T. Kearney, Ford, Microsoft, and NSF to discuss the impact of recent developments.
Learn more about the Leadership Forum >
Welcome Pfizer's Robert Noack to the IAB

Pfizer Senior Director of Worldwide Research and Development Robert Noack joins representatives of 30 of the world's top corporations as a member of Tauber's Industry Advisory Board. Robert has over 27 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with leadership roles in product development, process development, and advanced manufacturing technology implementation.
View list of IAB members with biographies >
Michigan Engineering & Ross maintain high ranks

Michigan Engineering and Michigan Ross both retain membership in their respective 2019 U.S. News & World Report "Top 10" clubs for best engineering and best business graduate programs.
2019 US News Graduate School Rankings >
In memorium

We have sad news to share with the Tauber community. Tauber alumna Rebecca McNally Gilden (MSE-MEng '99) recently passed away. In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial contributions for a fund to be established in Rebecca's name to support engineering scholarships for women, or contributions to Metavivor, an organization which supports metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness.
Operational Excellence Industry Panel

Tauber students hosted an industry panel on  Operational Excellence & Continuous Improvement at Michigan Ross. The panel featured Tauber alumni Nicholas Clift of McKinsey & Company and Michael Rockett of Llamasoft, as well as Christina Coyne of NSF International.
Learn more about the Industry Panel >
Positive Business Conference
Michigan Ross - May 9-10

Whether you want to implement new culture well-being strategies, improve existing initiatives, or build awareness and energy around the importance of thriving employees, the 2019 Positive Business Conference will help you meet your goals.
More info & registration >
2018 Tauber Team Pepsico: (L to R) Thomas Walkinshaw (EGL BSE-ME / MEng Energy Systems) and Steven Oranges (MBA)
Tauber Solutions:
The Greening of Gatorade

The Challenge:
PepsiCo tasked their 2018 Tauber team with developing system modifications to cut greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs associated with Gatorade processing lines. PepsiCo has committed to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 20% by 2030 and water consumption intensities in its operations by 25% by 2025.
The Solution:
The Tauber team used a 3-step approach to target processing improvements. Step 1: Quantify financial and environmental savings, as well as impacts on key thermal process parameters, by analyzing historical data. Step 2: Develop a system that ensures full product recovery to maximize savings, after analyzing multiple factors, such as food safety, food quality, and machine variation. Step 3: Begin early stage implementation of the system modifications in multiple Gatorade plants, and develop guidelines for implementing the changes network-wide. To ensure buy-in from PepsiCo leadership for changes that would affect Gatorade production nationally, the team worked with executives from Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Food Safety, R&D, and Engineering, as well as Senior Leadership and Plant Leadership. The recommended system modifications are projected to yield a 4.6% reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions, as well as cost savings of $660K annually.
#TauberInItaly posts & pics

Tauber students are back from their International Trek to Italy - with great pics from facility tours of Barilla, Ferrari, Lamboginini, BorgWarner, Whirlpool, 4Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia, and more! Check out #TauberInItaly posts on Instagram, twitter, and facebook, and the 2019 International Trek album on flickr.
"Our team aims to revolutionize the current process of traffic signal timing via distributed and decentralized optimization methods."

Three Michigan engineering researchers, including former Tauber advisor and Associate Professor of Industrial & Operations Engineering Siqian Shen, have received U.S. Department of Transportations funding for a two-year collaborative research project to reduce traffic congestion.
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.
Buy Rate Lean: Fast >
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