2015 Team Project The 3M Company

The Challenge:
The team will work with 3M’s Construction and Home Improvement Markets (CHIM) Division evaluate root causes to improve protective eyewear products. The team will identify opportunities to improve service, reduce inventory costs, improve product mix, improve supply chain efficiency, and standardize supply chain decision making process.
Student Team:
Eleanore (Jingwei) An – EGL (BSE Chemical Engineering/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Louise Ho – Master of Business Administration
Project Sponsors:
Ashley Kees – Director of Manufacturing, Construction and Home Improvement Markets
Scott Snavely – Manufacturing Manager, Construction and Home Improvement Markets
Faculty Advisors:
Debra Levantrosser – College of Engineering
Owen Wu – Ross School of Business

About Tauber Team Projects:

The 2015 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $500 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $14.3 million per project over 3 years.

Each 2 to 3 person Tauber Team consists of graduate Engineering, MBA, and/or MSCM students. Along with receiving high-level corporate support from the sponsoring company, each team is advised by a College of Engineering and a Ross School of Business faculty member and overseen by a Tauber Institute Co-Director. The projects begin on-site in May and continue for 14 weeks.  Students present the results of their projects and compete for over $40,000 in scholarships at the U-M Tauber Institute's annual Spotlight! event, held each September in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Spotlight! provides outstanding opportunities for students and corporate partners to establish relationships while exploring innovations in operations and manufacturing.

2015 3M Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations