Tauber Institute Announces New Industry Advisory Board Members

March 16, 2017

American Industrial Partners and HERE join the Tauber Institute‘s Industry Advisory Board

Ann Arbor, MI – March 16, 2017 – The University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations announced today that American Industrial Partners and HERE join 28 of the world's top corporations as members of the Industry Advisory Board. The Industry Advisory Board's objective: to cultivate future leaders in operations through their support of the Tauber Institute's multidisciplinary experiential learning mission.

The Tauber Institute brings together graduate students from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and College of Engineering to gain operations know-how and leadership skills, then work together at sponsoring companies around the world, tackling diverse operations challenges in industries such as aerospace, internet commerce, automotive manufacturing, tech, and healthcare. In over 30 collaborative projects with industry each year, the Tauber Institute applies cutting-edge operations theory to real-world problems, saving sponsoring companies millions of dollars through increased efficiency and waste reduction, and often simultaneously improving working conditions and reducing environmental impact.

Input from the Industry Advisory Board ensures that the Tauber Institute stays at the forefront of operations education and responds quickly to industry needs. Offering guidance consistent with the program's mission and objectives, the Industry Advisory Board actively assists Tauber in achieving its academic and research goals through industry leadership, cooperation, feedback, and acquisition of financial support.

The board, which meets twice a year with Tauber Institute leadership, represents a diverse group of organizations. A full list of board members with biographies is available online at http://tauber.umich.edu/about-institute/advisory-boards/industry-advisory-board.  The new Industry Advisory Board Members are:

  • Daniel Davis – Partner, American Industrial Partners
  • Kevin Harrington – Vice President, HERE

About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations

A joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Business and Engineering Schools, and many industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. 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. http://www.tauber.umich.edu