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November 2016
Making decisions 80% faster

Tauber Team Kostal 2015 developed a capacity visibility solution suite for sales and production to get visibility of machine and tooling capacity across all major process areas for all plants. The result? Time needed to generate factual information for key decisions was reduced from five weeks to just one.
Learn more about this Tauber team >
Emerging "Uberization"

Check out the latest in warehousing! Tauber Business Director Amitabh Sinha contributes a new SupplyChain247 article based on a Tauber case study: "Emerging 'Uberization' of Dynamic On-Demand Warehousing for eCommerce."
Read the SupplyChain247 article >
"I find that in China as with my other assignments, a main key to success is taking the time to explain the 'why' of an initiative, not just the 'what' and 'how.'" 
- Tauber Alumna Holly Myers (MBA & MSE-IOE '99)Operation Director , SAIC GM Wuling Automobile Co., Chongqing Branch

Throughout her 25+ year career at GM, Tauber Alumna Holly Myers has been a leader in the implementation of lean manufacturing and people empowerment. 
New book chronicles 50 years of IOE at UM

The First 50 Years of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan:1955-2005 by Emeritus Distinguished University Professor Don B. Chaffin is now available.  Prof. Chaffin explains how IOE developed at Michigan, and became preeminent in the field. The story includes the evolution of labor planning in the early 20th century, analytics developed during WW II to improve the operation of complex systems, and the rise of the digital computer. Chaffin further examines the growth of IOE at UM, helping facilitate multidisciplinary programs such as Tauber, and developing research for Healthcare Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles.
Buy a copy, or read free online through Michigan Publishing >
"The unique cross-functional perspective that Tauber provides has expanded my horizons of business operations." 
- Tauber student Ignacio Estrada Garcia (MS-ME/MM '18)

A Madrid native, Ignacio came to the U.S. to study Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern, then joined Caterpillar's Engine Development Team.  His highly rewarding experience at Caterpillar demonstrated the value of combining engineering and business - and ultimately brought him to U-M.

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 info & registration >

Positive Links: Environmental Stewardship

Join Tauber December 6 to hear Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise Andy Hoffman speak on "Finding purpose: Environmental stewardship as a personal calling."  Positive Links sessions are held at Ross, and are free and open to the public.
More info & registration >
Industry Director Muscat keynote webinar

See Tauber Industry Director Raymond Muscat's keynote for this Fall's Assembly Show, "The Herman Miller Performance System Journey: Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing a People Focused Production System" rebroadcast as a webinar.
Register here to view Ray's webinar >

Tauber Team BorgWarner Transmission
Tauber solutions:
Finding optimal friction

The Challenge: To take advantage of change as BorgWarner Transmission restructures their manufacturing footprint in Europe and transfers several pre-tested friction plate products from Heidelberg, Germany to a new plant in Poland.

The Solution: The Tauber team investigated operating procedures in Heidelberg and developed an optimized procedure for friction plate products so plants have sufficient supply of released friction material without iterations and with appropriate inventory level.

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