2015 Team Project BorgWarner Thermal

The Challenge:
The BorgWarner Thermal team will propose a solution to accelerate the time to commercialize existing products on new applications to customers. The team will identify the best practices from 5 technical centers and recommend a global standardized process for application engineering.
Student Team:
Nabeel Kasim – EGL (BSE/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Gururajan Vijayan – Master of Supply Chain Management
Project Sponsors:
Daniel Paterra – President, BorgWarner Thermal
Chris Suhocki – Chief Engineer
Karl Wagner – VP of Sales and Engineering
Faculty Advisors:
Robert Haessler – Ross School of Business
Vijay Nair– 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.
Access Spotlight! 2015 Guidebook for project details.

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