Fast cars, high fashion, cutting-edge production, and 35,000 wheels of cheese!
The annual Tauber International Trek gives students inside access to major production facilities outside the U.S. - plus opportunities to compare cultures, visit historical sites, and sample local cuisine.
On the 2019 International Trek, students visited some of the most prominent companies near Milan, Bologna, and Florence, Italy. Production facility tours included Barilla, Ferrari, Lamboginini, BorgWarner, Whirlpool, 4Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia, and Dolce & Gabbana. Cultural activities included visiting La Scala Theater, Sforza castle, and the Florence Duomo.
About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations:
The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, and 30 industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. In addition to a broad array of core and elective courses, the innovative LeadershipAdvantage program provides students with the tools to ascend to major operations leadership roles. 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. The students, with faculty support, work at a company site to address substantive operations, supply chain and/or manufacturing challenges. These teams are exceptionally successful at solving problems that benefit company sponsors - operationally and strategically. Visit www.tauber.umich.edu to learn more.