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News for alumni & friends
May 2019
Tauber team projects on site

This summer, 21 Tauber student teams are solving operations challenges for 16 top global firms. Pfizer teammates Andres Fuentes-Afflick (MBA) and Jason Ji (EGL BSE/MSE-ChE) took a break from analyzing how to release new precision medicines to market more quickly to view the white cliffs of Dover, just down the street from their office.
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Tauber projects inspire case studies

Tauber collaborates with WDI Publishing to provide case studies based on team projects to educate students and professionals across the globe. Recently released: Boeing's Strategic Initiative: Raw Material Supply Chain Risk Mitigation by IOE lecturer & Tauber advisor Prakash Sathe.
Go Blue! Brian & Kate at the 2013 Final Four.
"Even in an industry where there's a reputation of solitary 'hacking all night,' I've only ever worked across teams not far from the sizes we utilized in grad school. Solo 'hero work' is, in my experience, the very rare exception..."

Tauber alum Brian Forster (BSE-ME '98, MSE-IOE '04 & MBA '04) is a Technical Program Manager for Amazon, based in the New York City area. Brian reflects on his work in the tech industry, the skills he learned from his Tauber experience, and the importance of embracing variety in his career.
Catch up with Brian Forster >
Women take the lead in Engineering

Michigan Engineering now employs women in half of its leadership positions. Dean Alec Gallimore writes, "hiring women comes from expecting more - not less - of our top administrators."
CoE Dean Gallimore explains >
DeRue recognized for research

Ross School of Business Dean Scott DeRue is the first sitting dean to earn the prestigious Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management.
More about Dean DeRue's research & award >
Faculty and staff promotions and awards

Congratulations to Tauber advisor Jun Li (2015 & 2016 Pfizer team projects) on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure at the Ross School of Business. Congratulations also to Tauber Institute Marketing & Communications Manager Theresa Ceccarelli, who was recently honored with a Ross Way Staff Excellence Award for her "leadership, teamwork, innovation, and performance."

Sage advice with a fresh outlook

Together, Quentin Stout and Samantha Keppler are providing insightful direction for the 2019 General Electric student team as they explore the rapid cycle of product development for GE Power's Grid Analytics. First-time team project advisor Samantha Keppler joined the Ross School of Business in 2017. On his webpage, veteran team project advisor Quentin Stout features his College of Engineering faculty photos from 2013, 2007, and 1984!
Alumni event | Seattle
June 26, 6:30-8:30pm @ Art Marble 21

Meet Tauber Institute benefactor Joel Tauber, Tauber alumni, students, staff, and industry partners at Art Marble 21's Bonfire Room in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.
More info & registration >
Alumni event | St. Paul
July 18, 6:30-8:30pm @ location tba

Save the date! Meet Tauber Business Co-Director Damian Beil, Industry Director Ray Muscat, Managing Director Diana Crossley, Associate Director Asli Aka, alumni & friends.

Ray Gonzalez joins Tauber Alumni Board

We are pleased to welcome Ray Gonzalez (MBA '16) to the Tauber Alumni Board as our Student Mentoring Committee Chair. The Student Mentoring Committee facilitates connections to help Tauber Institute students and new alumni achieve their career goals.
Team BorgWarner Morse Systems at 2018 Spotlight! with advisors and champions.
Tauber Solutions:
Automated Chain Inspection Strategy for BorgWarner

The Challenge: The Tauber project team of Anab Waris Rathore (MBA) and Austin Friedant (EGL BSE/MSE-ME) was tasked to provide a technical evaluation of automated visions systems and an implementation strategy to meet quality standards and reduce inspection costs at the BorgWarner Morse Systems Arcore plant.
The Solution: The team developed a roadmap for continued technical development in pursuit of fully automated inspection for the plant, with the potential to expand the model to seven additional global facilities. In the immediate term, the team's recommendations can decrease inspection times by 33%, improve customer quality, and reduce ergonomic risk for visual inspectors. 
Future Leadership admissions events

Tauber Institute Program Manager Laura Turner is leading multischool Future Leadership MBA + Engineering events for prospective students in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Boston, & Chicago. Spread the news to your friends and colleagues interested in the Ross MBA program with the Tauber Institute overlay!
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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