2015 Team Project BorgWarner Morse Systems

The Challenge:
The team will create a detailed implementation plan across Mexican, Indian, and Polish plants and global inventory management guidelines for BorgWarner Morse Systems to achieve a target of 15 inventory turns within five years.   Details of recommendation will entail full value chain mapping and analysis at above plants, analysis of data from China’s pilot plant, and considerations of surrounding culture and business environment.
Student Team:
Christina Greaves – Master of Supply Chain Management
George Wu – Master of Business Administration
Project Sponsors:
Stella Bi – Global Commodity Manager
Marco Caputo – VP of Global Supply Chain
Robert Strimpel – Director of Global Commodity Management
Faculty Advisors:
Luis Garcia-Guzman – College of Engineering
Len Middleton – Ross School of Business

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.
Access Spotlight! 2015 Guidebook for project details.

2015 BorgWarner Morse Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 Tauber Team BorgWarner Morse Systems
2015 Tauber Team BorgWarner Morse Systems