Teams Present to Boeing Leadership

November 8, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Keith Porter (MSE-IOE 2014) and Adam Rochford (EGL BSE-IOE/MSE-IOE 2014) presented the results of their team project to W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company and a few other executive leaders on November 8, 2013 at the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. The Boeing company sponsored three team projects for 2013 involving areas of concentration in IT, paint, and supplier operations.

Multidisciplinary Operations
The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a premier multidisciplinary operations program of the University of Michigan. Team Projects are unlike internships in other programs. Team Projects are specifically designed for Tauber students and target substantive operations issues with business and engineering components.
The Boeing Company Sponsors Team Projects
The Boeing Company has sponsored Tauber Institute team projects for 18 years, almost since the inception of the Tauber Institute.

The student teams also presented the results of their team projects at Spotlight! Team Project Showcase Scholarship Competition as part of their requirement for the program on Friday, September 13, 2013. The Boeing Paint team received second place honors at this competition.

Read how Tauber students help Boeing transform the way they build and paint 787-9 horizontal stabilizers.

About Tauber Institute for Global Operations
The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, and many industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. In addition to broad array of core and elective courses, the innovative LeadershipAdvantageSM Program provides students with the tools to ascend to major operations leadership roles. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience and allow students to apply their knowledge to real world settings. The Tauber Institute is an inaugural recipient of the UPS George D. Smith Prize for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics.

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