Visualize "Operations 2030" at the 2019 Global Operations Conference

October 3, 2019

Ann Arbor, MI - The Tauber Institute for Global Operations presents the 13th annual Global Operations Conference, November 7-8, at the Michigan Ross School of Business. This year the conference explores "Operations 2030: the next evolution of technology, sustainability, supply chain, and customer behavior."

2019 Global Operations Conference Info & Registration

Tauber Institute students organize the Global Operations Conference each year to bring together thought leaders in Industry and Academia to explore current operations trends and envision the future. The 2019 conference features keynote addresses by forward-thinking leaders planning for the decade ahead, plus a series of industry panels comprised of operations professionals representing a wide range of perspectives, moderated by University of Michigan faculty from the Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering.

2019 GOC Keynote Speakers:

Bob Karschnia
VP/GM of Wireless, Emerson Automation Solutions
"Digital Transformation"

Andy Storm
President & CEO, Eckhart, Inc.
"Leading the 99% via an Industry 4.0 Revolution"

Kim Westenskow
VP of Fabrication, Boeing Defense
"Timeless Leadership - Passion"

2019 GOC Industry Panels:

  • Technology Trends - Industry 4.0 in the Upcoming Decade
    Topics include: Big Data, IoT, AI/Machine Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain, Cloud Computing and associated security issues.
  • Sustainability Through Innovative Operations
    Topics include: Clean Energy, Lifecycle Design, Electric Transportation, Plastic Bans and Alternative Materials, Accounting for Scope 3 Impacts.
  • Global Factors Influencing Supply Chains of the Future
    Topics include: International Trade & Risk management, Supply Chain Globalization, Outsourcing, Vertical Integration, Supply Chain Visibility.

2019 Global Operations Conference Info & Registration
2019 Case Competition Information
Prior Global Operations Conference event photos.

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, working together with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. In addition to a broad array of core and elective courses, Tauber Institute’s innovative LeadershipAdvantageSM Program provides students with the tools to ascend to 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 while addressing substantive operations challenges at top global firms.

Learn more at