2015 Team Project ConAgra

The Challenge:
The Tauber team will be tasked with developing recommendations to improve the speed and efficiency of ConAgra Foods’ commercialization process by identifying current gaps and their root causes, with a focus on the bidding process. Recommendations will focus on improving response times and accuracy and eliminating rework.
 
Student Team:
Yu-Mei Chang – Master of Supply Chain Management
Lucius Clay – Master of Business Administration
Qian Wu – Master of Supply Chain Management
Project Sponsors:
Keith Goerl – Director, Research & Innovation
Jeff Korengel – VP of Research & Innovation
Mike Parker – Manager, Research & Innovation
Craig Weiss – VP of Supply Chain
Faculty Advisors:
Stephen Leider – Ross School of Business
Debra Levantrosser – College of Engineering

About Tauber Team Projects:

The 2015 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $500 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $14.3 million per project over 3 years.

Each 2 to 3 person Tauber Team consists of graduate Engineering, MBA, and/or MSCM students. Along with receiving high-level corporate support from the sponsoring company, each team is advised by a College of Engineering and a Ross School of Business faculty member and overseen by a Tauber Institute Co-Director. The projects begin on-site in May and continue for 14 weeks.  Students present the results of their projects and compete for over $40,000 in scholarships at the U-M Tauber Institute's annual Spotlight! event, held each September in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Spotlight! provides outstanding opportunities for students and corporate partners to establish relationships while exploring innovations in operations and manufacturing.
 
Access Spotlight! 2015 Guidebook for project details.
2015 ConAgra Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 Tauber Team ConAgra
2015 Tauber Team ConAgra