Mayo Clinic Joins Industry Advisory Board

July 6, 2018

Ann Arbor, MI – The Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan is pleased to welcome Mayo Clinic to its Industry Advisory Board.  Mayo Clinic Vice Chair Joe Dudas joins representatives of 30 of the world's top corporations as a member of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations Industry Advisory Board. The Industry Advisory Board's objective: to cultivate future leaders in operations through support of the Tauber Institute's multidisciplinary experiential learning mission.

Mayo Clinic is one of the world's most recognized brands as a destination healthcare facility.  With close to 150 years of service,  Mayo Clinic is well known for integrated care and a team approach, where “the needs of the patient always come first.” 

As a Vice Chair at the Mayo Clinic, Joe Dudas is responsible for providing oversight and coordination of Mayo’s Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives.  The Mayo Clinic Supply Chain manages Purchasing, Distribution, and Inventory Management functions across Mayo Clinic.  Mr. Dudas has over 30 years’ experience in various industries, including healthcare, retail, IT outsourcing, and telecommunications, as well as leading Mayo’s Enterprise Analytics shared service.  His previous professional experience includes leadership roles at EDS (now HP), AT&T, and Rite Aid Corporation. 

The Tauber Institute brings together graduate students from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and College of Engineering to gain operations expertise and leadership skills, then work together at sponsoring companies around the world. Tauber students tackle diverse operations challenges in industries such as aerospace, energy, internet commerce, automotive manufacturing, tech, finance, and healthcare. In over 30 collaborative projects with industry each year, the Tauber Institute applies cutting-edge operations theory to real-world problems, saving sponsoring companies millions of dollars through increased efficiency and waste reduction, and often simultaneously improving working conditions or reducing environmental impact.

Input from the Industry Advisory Board ensures that the Tauber Institute stays at the forefront of operations education and responds quickly to industry needs. Offering guidance consistent with the program's mission and objectives, the Industry Advisory Board actively assists the Tauber Institute in achieving its academic and research goals through industry leadership, cooperation, feedback, and acquisition of financial support.

The board, which meets twice a year with Tauber Institute leadership, represents a diverse group of organizations. View a full list of board members with biographies.

About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations

A joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and College of Engineering, working together with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience, and allow students to apply their knowledge to real world settings.