Sponsor a Team Project

In today's competitive world, Industry needs a new kind of leader - someone who can operate as a specialist, but also understand and manage the full scope of operations - someone who can lead on the plant floor and in the boardroom. Industry needs highly-capable, custom-trained talent, and the Tauber Institute creates these exceptional individuals. Tauber Institute team projects are your way of capitalizing on their abilities and experiences.

Team projects are highly visible operations-related challenges with both engineering and business components — a successful project results in a significant return on a sponsoring company's investment. The projects have historically delivered significant financial savings as well as improvements in areas such as CO2 emissions, energy consumption, throughput time, and supply chain risk. 

The 2019 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $390.3 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $30 million per project over three years. The comprehensive information in this section addresses the importance of Team Projects in your organization and gives you the necessary tools to participate in this valuable program.

Tauber staff can help you with an application for a Team Project. For more information about Tauber Team Projects, please contact Tauber Associate Director Asli Aka, at (734) 647-2220 or akah@umich.edu.



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Companies partnering with the Tauber Institute benefit from:
  • Strong value-added results from Team Projects
  • Enhanced recruiting activities with graduates from the Ross School of Business and College of Engineering
  • Expanded visibility among a very talented group of recruits
  • A multidisciplinary education designed specifically for operations and manufacturing professionals
"The projects can be extremely complex, and that's where I think the interdisciplinary nature of the Tauber program really plays to its advantage. Because even if you have a complex project, once you have a team of three students - one of whom, let's say, is an MBA student with a military background, one of whom is a Supply Chain student with an IT background, and one of whom is an engineer, coming straight from the undergrad program but very energetic and with lots of engineering coursework - a team like that is equipped to deal with any kind of complexity that our sponsoring companies throw at us."
- Amitabh Sinha, former Tauber Business Co-Director. 


2017 Dell Technologies team
L-R: Nantha Rajendran (Tauber MBA 17), Ping Lee (PG&E Maintenance & Construction Supervisor for Fresno), Allison Sheesley (Tauber IOE 16). Students were surveying a PG&E job site in Fresno, CA.
U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations 2012 Spotlight! Winning team Woodward Dot Gregg MBA 12 and Kevin Shallcross EGL IOE 12