2019 Target Team Project

Reducing Pick Cycle Time in Ship from Regional Distribution Centers

Read the Target Team Project Executive Summary.

Mercedes Alvarez – Master of Business Administration
David Ginsberg – Master of Business Administration
Rhea Kumar – Master of Business Administration
Preston Mosier – SVP of Field Operations
Stephanie Washington – Director of Inventory Control & Quality Assurance
Oleg Gusikhin – College of Engineering
Joe Walls – 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! Book for project details.
Read about Spotlight! 2019 Competition Results.
View Spotlight! 2019 Competition Photos.
Learn how to Sponsor a Tauber Team Project.

2019 Tauber Team Target
2019 Tauber Team Target
2019 Tauber Team Target