2015 Team Project Precision Castparts

The Challenge:
The merger of Precision Castparts Corporation’s (PCC) four fluid fittings businesses into a single business unit offers opportunities to unlock value for both PCC’s customers and its shareholders.  This project’s aim is to combine the businesses in a way that produces lower costs, a more flexible and responsive supply chain, and a pricing structure that reflects both costs and market dynamics.  The resulting integration will provide a stronger and faster partner for its customers and offer a single book of products at prices that maximize profit while retaining a competitive edge.
 
Student Team:
Phillip Scavulli – Master of Supply Chain Management
Trevor Sultana – EGL (BSE/MSE Mechanical Engineering)
Project Sponsor:
Ryan Kinslow – Vice President, Fluid Fittings and Bushings Division
Faculty Advisors:
Hyun-Soo Ahn – Ross School of Business
Robert Inman – 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 Precision Castparts Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 Tauber Team Precision Castparts