2019 Dow Team Project

Autonomous Vehicles in the Motor Carrier Industry

The Dow Tauber Project team evaluated the potential adoption and use of autonomous motor carrier technology within Dow’s supply chain. This included an analysis of Dow’s current processes and strategic goals to determine the fit of this technology.

Read the Dow Team Project Executive Summary.

STUDENT TEAM:
Dwight Brisbin – EGL (BSE & MSE Computer Science Engineering)
Sean Siry – MSE Industrial & Operations Engineering
 
PROJECT SPONSORS:
Darren Gross – ITO Improvement Leader
Jeff Tazelaar – Director, Digital Fulfilment Center
 
FACULTY ADVISORS:
David Chesney – College of Engineering
Ari Shwayder – Ross School of Business
 
 
About Tauber Team Projects:
 
The 2019 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $390.3 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $30 million per project over three years.
 
Each two to three person Tauber Team consists of graduate engineering and graduate business 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! 2019 Event Book for project details.
2019 Tauber Team Dow
2019 Tauber Team Dow