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News for alumni & friends
October 2016
Welcome new Tauber Industry Advisory Board members

Precision Castparts, PG&E, and Stanley Black & Decker - Cribmaster join 27 of the world's top corporations as members of the Tauber's Industry Advisory Board.  Tauber also welcomes new representatives from IAB members Ford, Microsoft, and Dow.

Input from the IAB ensures Tauber stays at the forefront of operations education and quickly responds to industry needs. Offering guidance consistent with the program's mission and objectives, the IAB actively assists Tauber in achieving its academic and research goals through industry leadership, cooperation, feedback, and acquisition of financial support. 

New IAB representatives this year are Tom Ammerman, Supply Chain Director, Dow;  Mallik Angalakudati, VP Corporate Strategy, PG&E;  Jay Khetani, VP Strategic Business Development, Precision Castparts;  Rick Lawlor, Sr. Finance Director, Corporate Accounting, Microsoft;  Jon Safran, President, CribMaster, Stanley Black and Decker's Advanced Industrial Solutions; and James VanSlambrouck, Director, Americas Quality, Ford.

Team member to project sponsor

This summer, Fresenius VP of Global Manufacturing Operations Chris Robinson (EGL BSE/MSE-IOE '99) was a project sponsor for the Tauber team of Katie Redman (MBA) and Matt Riley (EGL BSE-ChE/MSE-IOE), whose solutions for Fresenius earned them 2nd place at SPOTLIGHT!  Chris shares his thoughts about how his Tauber experience shaped his career, and about his role as a mentor.
Tauber demonstrates 'What Works'

2015 Tauber Team Whirlpool showed Plant Services magazine 'What Works' when they developed sophisticated simulation models that will ultimately provide multi-million dollar benefits to Whirlpool refrigeration.

Read more in 'What Works' >

Tauber Industry Director keynote at Assembly

Tauber Industry Director Ray Muscat delivered the keynote address at the Assembly Show.  His topic: " The Herman Miller Performance System Journey:  Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing a People-Focused Production System."

Learn more about Ray's keynote and the Assembly Show >
"I did pioneering work in warranty management and other areas of industry.  But today the highlight is my ability to share my experiences with students.  I look at how I can help them relate to the real world of industry with everything I teach." 
- Dr. Prakash Sathe, IOE Lecturer & Tauber Advisor 

Prakash Sathe has loved Michigan since he first came to Ann Arbor for graduate school.  Now he brings more than 25 years of industry experience to help students be "the leaders and the best."
Tauber Leadership Speaker Series

On November 3, George F. Halow, Technology Strategy & Planning Manager at Ford, will lead an interactive discussion on "Ethics and Integrity in Business," drawing on real-world experiences and issues presented daily in the media.  He will also provide a toolkit for dealing with ethical dilemmas.  This free event will be held at the Ross School of Business.

More information and registration >

GOC: New Frontiers in Operations

Tauber presents this year's Global Operations Conference, "New Frontiers in Operations"  December 1-2 at Ross.  Experts from a wide range of industries will offer insights into how they use operations to redefine the competitive landscape.

More information and registration >

Tauber sponsors Positive Links Speaker Series

Gain inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in people. Positive Links sessions are held at Ross, and are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Positive Links Speakers >
Tauber solutions:
Triumph over traffic

The Challenge: Manufacturing the largest twin-engine jet in the world, with the largest composite wings ever produced, brings big traffic issues to Boeing's factory floor.

The Solution: Tauber Team Boeing 777X identified significant traffic impacts to production, then recommended vehicle reroutes, communication protocols, and traffic scheduling to eliminate production risks. The team led a cross-functional workshop for Boeing that established how to prioritize traffic conflicts, resulting in a defined list of future factory data requirements.

Tauber alumnus Neil Fernandes catches up with Joel Tauber at 2016 SPOTLIGHT!
We wanna go back to Michigan!

And we wanna see you!  Tauber faculty and staff love to catch up with alumni - and current students would love to meet you.  Drop by Tauber's new location in the recently completed Kresge Hall in the Ross complex whenever you are in town. 

Tauber was pleased to host alumnus Peter Frank as part of our Leadership Speaker Series this September, and to see many more alumni at campus networking events, recruiting sessions, and 2016 SPOTLIGHT!  Here are just some of the Tauber alumni who made it back to Ann Arbor this Fall:  Akul BaliSimon BankSatish BapanapalliTyler BlackneyAndrew Burgess, Neil Fernandes, Scott ForemanRicky HamiltonHongda JiangBaran KocalJonathan LandstraKatie LeikhimJuan D. LopezJoshua MaJonathan MattsonJohn McDonaldKelly Neuman, Zach Noskey, Satyanarayanan RaghavanBen Ranta, Chris Robinson, Jon SafranJamie SandersonAlexis Shandler, and Lincoln Spencer.

Share the Tauber experience
Want to show someone 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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Tauber Victors give back

The Tauber Alumni Scholarship Fund helps support our students as they shape the future of Global Operations.

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Boost your career

Check out the latest listings on the Tauber job webpage > 
Show your spirit

Official Tauber Institute gear now available directly from The M Den.

Gear up! >