2015 Team Project BorgWarner Turbo

The Challenge:
The BorgWarner Turbo Systems team will propose a global solution to control material flow of similar, small components to prevent quality defects.  The team will create a cost-efficient implementation strategy to be deployed across Turbo System’s 10 production facilities.
The Results:
2nd place at Spotlight!
Student Team:
Fan Fan – Master of Supply Chain Management
Sarah Klemsz – Master of Supply Chain Management
Kendall Moyer – EGL (BSE/MSE Chemical Engineering)
Project Sponsors:
Stephan Altmeyer – Manager, Global Advanced Quality
Wolfgang Schneider – Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Quality
Faculty Advisors:
Lisa Pawlik – Ross School of Business
Fred Terry – College of Engineering

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.
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2015 Spotlight! 2nd place team
2015 BorgWarner Turbo Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
First team meeting - at the Kick-off dinner