2015 Team Project General Motors (GPSC)

The Challenge:
The General Motors Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (GPSC) team project will be analyzing the historic market ordering trends on the Cadillac SRX to reduce options and associated part complexity and subsequently material obsolescence cost at the end of the model build out.  Then, the team will formulate a model to repeat this process to capture savings for future model build outs.
 
Student Team:
Aniket Gur – Master of Supply Chain Management
Jonathan Morof – EGL (BSE/MSE Industrial & Operations Engineering)
Jae Young Park – Master of Business Administration
Project Sponsors:
Robert F. Harris – Sr. Manager of Supply Operations Processes and Systems
Diego M. Operti – Manager of Specifications/Business Processes and Systems
Anne M. Schneider – Director of Supply, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain
Dave M. Vanstone – Manager of Cadillac Operations and Channel Management
Faculty Advisors:
Yan Huang – Ross School of Business
Mariel Lavieri – 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 GM GPSC Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 GM Tauber Team Jonathan Morof, Jason Park, and Aniket Gur meet with Dave M. Vanstone – Channel Manager, Cadillac
 Dave M. Vanstone – Channel Manager, Cadillac and Aniket Gur
The 2015 General Motors Tauber team - Aniket Gur, Jason Park, and Jonathan Morof with Dave Vanstone
The 2015 General Motors Tauber Team Aniket Gur and Jason Park
The 2015 General Motors Tauber team - Aniket Gur, Jason Park, and Jonathan Morof with Dave Vanstone