2020 Team Projects

Tauber Institute students worked on-site or virtually from May through mid-August on their 2020 team projects sponsored by 26 companies.

Tauber student teams work for their sponsoring companies to find solutions for substantive operations challenges. Tauber team projects provide a significant return on a sponsor’s investment – often uncovering millions of dollars of savings – as well as improvements in areas such as energy consumption, waste reduction, throughput time, and supply chain risk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 team projects required a superior level of flexibility and coordination by sponsors, students, faculty, and Tauber staff, as project teams navigated necessary safety precautions as they strived for the best possible results for their sponsors.

Typically, each 2 to 3 person Tauber team is made up of graduate engineering and graduate business students. In addition to high-level corporate support, each team is advised by a College of Engineering and a Stephen M. Ross School of Business faculty member and overseen by a Tauber Institute Director.  Upon project completion, all teams return to Ann Arbor to compete in the annual Spotlight! Team Project Showcase and Scholarship Competition.

For more than 25 years, the Tauber Institute has worked with a diverse array of world-class corporations. Below are our 2020 team project sponsors. Click on a project name for a brief project description and links to more information

Amazon.com Virtual
Amazon.com (Process Reliability) Virtual
Anheuser Busch InBev Virtual
Beyond Meat Virtual
Boeing (737) Virtual
Boeing (Enterprise Metals) Virtual
Boeing Global Services Virtual
Boeing Quality Transformation Virtual
Brose Track Assembly Virtual
Curation Foods, Inc. Bowling Green, OH
DoorDash, Inc. Virtual
FedEx Corporation Virtual
Ford Motor Company Virtual
General Electric Company Virtual
General Motors Company Virtual
Microsoft (Digital Transformation) Virtual
Microsoft (Incentive Operations) Virtual
Microsoft (Resilience) Virtual
Microsoft Virtual
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Virtual
PepsiCo, Inc. Dallas, TX
Pfizer, Inc. Virtual
Stanley Black & Decker Virtual
Steelcase Virtual
Stoneridge, Inc. Virtual
Target Corporation Virtual
2020 Tauber Team Pepsico on site
2020 Tauber Team Boeing Enterprise Metals
2020 Tauber Team Curation Foods
2020 Tauber Team AB InBev enjoys a zoom happy hour
2020 Tauber Team Brose
2020 Tauber Team Pfizer