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August 2016
Pioneering carbon fiber recycling

This Tauber team successfully created and piloted a plan to enable Boeing's new 777X Composite Wing Center to become a zero waste-to-landfill production facility.

Learn about the 2015 Boeing BCA team project >

New case studies from Tauber projects

Check out two new case studies by Tauber Advisor and IOE Lecturer Prakash Sathe based on challenges posed by recent Tauber team projects:

How to Improve Inventory Turns 

View all available case studies >

Rate Lean: Fast - available now

Tauber Executive In Residence Gene Goodson first described the Rapid Plant Assessment process in 2002 for the Harvard Business Review. Over 1000 plant tours and ratings later, Goodson has applied the accumulated data to create Rate Lean: Fast, published by the Tauber Institute. The new workbook describes in detail how to plan a tour, rate an operation, and envision an ideal lean plant based on the concepts of the Toyota Production System.

 Order Rate Lean: Fast >

"As a Tauber student, I was addicted to learning about the Toyota Production System... 
These same concepts, initially crystallized on the manufacturing floor, have even been adapted to a digital paradigm with obvious parallels in Agile software development."

- Ramie Abu-Zahra (EGL: BSE-ME/MSE-IOE '09),

Sr Project Manager, Kindle Content, Amazon

Catch up with Ramie, his work at Amazon, and his take on Seattle's food scene > 

Improving public health through the business of food

Priya Dass (MBA '08), founder of Nirmal Indian Cuisine, joined with 19 other Detroit area entrepreneurs to provide real world issues and experience to inspire students participating in the annual Ross Impact Challenge. Read more about this year's Impact Challenge >

Making a move from Amazon to Target

Preston Mosier (MBA '01) recently moved from Amazon to Target, where as Senior VP he will join the supply chain team to speed deliveries. Read more in the Star Tribune >

Tailgate 2011
Connect at a Tauber Turnout

Tauber Turnout: Ann Arbor Tailgate

Sept 17 on Main, across from The Big House

Meet up with old and new members of the Tauber network at our annual tailgate. Go Blue!

Tauber Alumni: we want your opinions!

Please take a brief Tauber Alumni Survey to help us develop future Tauber alumni programs and benefits. Complete the survey by August 27 for a chance to win a $50 M Den gift card.

Take the survey and enter to win! >

Welcome new Tauber students

Over 440 applications for just 80 seats! Please join us in welcoming our newest students to the Tauber network. For the first time, our incoming class will include students pursuing Masters of Management / Masters of Engineering dual degrees, as well as MBA dual degree students from the School of Natural Resources and the School of Public Health.

"My team was given an amazing opportunity to work in finance, marketing, strategy, operations, and engineering....

As an engineer, this exposure to other disciplines was tremendously fun and rewarding. The project opened my eyes to many new exciting opportunities, which will be invaluable for me in my future career."

- David Sachs (MSE-MEng '16), Tauber Team CribMaster

Whether organizing the Global Operations Conference at U-M, or working on his team project at CribMaster, Tauber and ISD student David Sachs is willing to go beyond, even to literally "think inside the box" if needed!

What's next for this Integrated Systems & Design student >

See team projects on site

CribMaster wasn't the only Tauber team to have fun with boxes this summer!  Check out this pic from Team Amazon Ops, and see other great photos sent in from Tauber teams working around the world.

2016 Tauber team photos on flickr >

Meet us at CSCMP 2016

Visit Tauber's booth September 25-28 at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference in Orlando.

More info and registration >

Tauber Industry Director keynote at Assembly

Join us at The Assembly Show, October 25-27 in Rosemont, IL, where Tauber Industry Director Ray Muscat will give the keynote address: "Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing a People-Focused Production System."

More info 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. Join Tauber at the Positive Links Speaker Series to learn directly from leading Positive Organizational scholars. Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.

View upcoming Positive Links Speakers >

Tauber Victors give back at SPOTLIGHT!

The Tauber Alumni Scholarship Fund helps support our exceptional students as they shape the future of Global Operations. This year's scholarships will be awarded at SPOTLIGHT! 2016 on September 16.

Every gift matters. Give now >

Share the 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.

Visit Tauber on YouTube >

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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! >

Complete an Alumni Survey by Aug 27 for a chance to win a $50 gift card >


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