Tauber Spotlight Event to Showcase Results from Summer Operations Projects


Each year, students from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations spend their summer working on team projects developing solutions to operations and manufacturing challenges at some of the world’s biggest firms.

On Friday, Sept. 13 they will come together for the annual Tauber Spotlight! event, a competitive presentation where teams will showcase their project results and compete for academic scholarships.

Tauber team in Indonesia
Manish Vijay (MSCM) and Farhan Qureshi (EGP) onsite at PT Sewu Segar Nusantara in Indonesia
The events kick off the night before, on Thursday, Sept. 12, with a 20th Anniversary Celebration to be held in the Colloquium at Ross. Friday’s main events kick off at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast in the Colloquium followed by team presentations throughout the day. A full list of project presentation times and locations can be found on the Spotlight! page.


The Tauber Institute is a joint venture between the Ross School of Business and the U-M College of Engineering. Each project team was made up of Ross MBAs, Ross MSCMs, and/or Engineering students. More than 80 students participated in projects this summer and 35 companies participated as sponsors. Sponsors included 3M, GM Energy, Microsoft, Verizon, Dell, Amazon, Pfizer and many more. A complete list of 2013 Tauber summer projects can be found here.

Berlin Tauber project
Stella Bi (MSCM) and Alexadria Western (EGL) traveled extensively in Europe for their BorgWarner Thermal project.

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