Designing and Simulating In-Plant Logistics for the Factory of Tomorrow

The Tauber team is working with Ford’s Process Innovation team at the new Advanced Manufacturing Center to explore the future of flexing production and parts inside Final Assembly plants.

The project aims to propose innovative processes as well as identify new technologies to help Ford reduce their reliance on supplier sequencing of parts and achieve a higher level of manufacturing flexibility.

The project will include a simulation model of the proposed processes and corresponding analysis to identify how these efforts will help meet Ford’s KPI’s and strategic goals.

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Doug Ashby – Master of Business Administration

Sebastian Cruz – Master of Science in Engineering in Aerospace Engineering



Kerry Paskell – Process Innovation and Electrification Manager

Jason Moore – Process Innovation and Electrification Supervisor

Alex Turkai – Process Innovation and Electrification Engineer



Dennis Blumenfeld – College of Engineering

Peter Lenk – Ross School of Business