Tauber Spotlight Event to Showcase Results from Summer Operations Projects

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UPDATE - 9/12/14 4:00pm:

Congratulations to the team who worked with Cummins this summer. Their project recommendations are estimated by Cummins to result in an NPV of $22 million over ten years for the company. The team identified specific plans and determined the location and scope of Cummins upcoming remanufacturing core management facilities in China. Ross MSCM students Ankur Agarwal and Nikhil Vajandar (pictured above), accepted the win, along with their teammate Michigan Engineering student Shijun Ma and their Ross faculty advisor Ravi Anupindi.

Read more about their project.


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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.

Akash Gandhi (Ross, MSCM), Eric Hung (Engineering), and Ryan Sparks (Engineering) in Rzeszow, Poland while working on a BorgWarner Turbo project.This year’s projects included everything from cloud computing to soup, and on Sept. 12 the students will come together for the annual Tauber Spotlight! event, a competitive presentation where teams showcase their project results and compete for academic scholarships.

The events kick off Friday, Sept. 12 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor hotel with breakfast and 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 composed of Ross MBAs, Ross Master of Supply Chain Management, and/or Engineering students. More than 80 students participated in projects this summer, and 26 companies participated as sponsors. Sponsors included Boeing, Verizon, Ford, Amazon, 3M, Microsoft, and many more.

A complete list of 2014 Tauber summer projects

Main Image: President and COO of Cummins Richard Freeland meets with Ross MSCM Students Ankur Agarwal and Nikhil Vajandar, along with Michigan Engineering student Shijun Ma, during their Tauber Summer Project. 

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