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May 2018
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Save the date for 2018 SPOTLIGHT!

Get ready for Tauber Institute 25th anniversary celebrations at 2018 SPOTLIGHT!  There will be special events on Thursday, September 13, followed by the annual SPOTLIGHT! Team Project Showcase and Scholarship Competition on Friday, September 14.  Mark your calendars now, and watch for more information and registration materials in the weeks ahead.
"Coming back to Ann Arbor excites me tremendously. Working with an organization that helps shape the future leaders is an exciting and rare opportunity."

Welcome home, Asli!  Tauber alumna H. Asli Aka joined the Tauber staff this month as Associate Director, Industry Relations. Asli's inside knowledge of the Tauber experience, coupled with her strong background in strategic consulting and international business development, make her an ideal choice to facilitate the Industry partnerships that are the hallmark of the institute.
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Tauber Turnout to connect with fellow  alumni , students, and staff. Hear the latest institute updates, meet up with students completing their team projects, and get an insider view on industry trends. We look forward to seeing you! 
Tauber Turnout: San Francisco
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"We were able to save a business that employed over 100 people. The business is still going strong today.  None of that was possible without great people and, frankly, without the knowledge and experience that I gained at Tauber."
Today Tauber alumnus Bill Muir (MBA & MSE-IOE '97) is a proud Michigan parent. And even though he now lives in Tennessee, he never misses an Ann Arbor football game!  In the two decades since his graduation, Bill has enjoyed leadership roles in manufacturing, distribution, and contracting, and is currently Senior Vice President at Change Healthcare.
Tauber at IISE Annual Conference

Tauber representatives just returned from the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year, the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2018 in Orlando. Tauber Industry Director Ray Muscat, Industrial & Operations Engineering Chair Mark Daskin, and Tauber Engineering Co-Director Larry Seiford (seen here networking at the Expo) were glad to share 25 years of Tauber operations experience with attendees.
Meet our new student program coordinator

Danielle Bain joined Tauber this month as our student program coordinator. Previously, Danielle was the Superior Edge Graduate Assistant at Northern Michigan University while completing her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Danielle worked with student organizations, leadership development programming, and event coordination - and earned the Superior Edge Honor for completing over 1,000 hours of service in Leadership, Diversity, Citizenship, and Real World edges.
Positive Business Conference videos

Missed the Ross Positive Business Conference?  Join the experience through session videos online. Explore new ideas that energize you to drive positive change in your organization.
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Tauber solutions:
Invest in clean transportation

The challenge: Pacific Gas & Electric is seeking growth opportunities that complement California's objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Their 2017 Tauber team was charged with identifying an ideal green growth avenue.
The solution: The Tauber team of
Madeline Gilleran (EGL BSE/MSE-ME), Pauline Park (MBA), and Vikram Vaidyanathan (MBA) recommended PG&E focus efforts on hydrogen light-duty vehicles, and also medium-duty vehicles and heavy duty-vehicles fueled by hydrogen, natural gas, or electricity. The team created a detailed process map and action plan highlighting six focus areas: coordinating and tracking clean transportation projects, building subject matter expertise, developing future strategic initiatives, marketing clean transportation externally, exploring preliminary siting capabilities, and formalizing the fuel-switching process for employees. Once implemented, the team expects their plan will have significant impact on both PG&E's business and California's environment.
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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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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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