Industry Panel | Alumni represent McKinsey, NSF, and LLamasoft

March 26, 2019

Ann Arbor, MI - Tauber Institute students welcomed leaders in the field of operations back to campus to share their insights. The Tauber Industry Panel on Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement featured a discussion of emerging trends and challenges operations.

Students were joined by the following industry leaders:

From McKinsey & Company:

Nicholas Clift - Engagement Manager
Nick leads consulting teams that guide clients in transforming G&A functions at Fortune 100 firms, leveraging advances in automation and time-tested change management approaches. Nick is a graduate of the College of Engineering Global Leadership Program and Tauber, with bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering.

From NSF International:

Christina Coyne - Director of Global Continuous Improvement and Innovation
Christina obtained her Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of Michigan and has led NSF’s Lean/Continuous Improvement program for the last decade.

From LLamasoft:

Michael Rockett - Solutions Designer
Michael focuses on providing technical expertise in sales cycles while pushing the development of the company’s risk and sustainability offerings. He studied sustainable supply chain at Ross and graduated from both the Erb and Tauber Institutes.

The discussion was moderated by Jeffery Liker - Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, owner of Liker Lean Advisors, LLC, Partner in The Toyota Way Academy, and Partner in Lean Leadership Institute.

Contact: Theresa Ceccarelli, Marketing Manager / / 734-647-0308

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