Tesla Joins Industry Advisory Board

August 15, 2018

Ann Arbor, MI – The Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan is pleased to welcome Tesla to its Industry Advisory Board, represented by Sanjay Shah.  The Industry Advisory Board's objective: to cultivate future leaders in operations through support of the Tauber Institute's multidisciplinary experiential learning mission.

Sanjay Shah has worked with fortune 500 companies as well as startups during his extensive career over 25 years.  He has substantive executive experience with exposure to various business cultures, and widely divergent professionals with rapid growth organizations in the US and Internationally.  Sanjay recently joined Tesla to lead their Energy business. Previously, he spent 7-1/2 years at Amazon and led operations for 130 Amazon Fulfillment Centers across the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

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. http://www.tauber.umich.edu