2015 Team Project Cardinal Health

The Challenge:
Cardinal Health OptiFreight® Logistics, a business unit of Cardinal Health, is a leading healthcare logistics provider. To improve its leadership position, OptiFreight® is expanding its presence in other areas within the healthcare industry. Certain new segments  have unique service requirements  that OptiFreight® must understand and meet in order to be a preferred logistics provider.  
The Tauber team will assess the market trends, understand customer pain points and evaluate the service needs of these target customers, and will develop a comprehensive service model that offers value added and cost effective solutions.
Student Team:
Joseph Letner – EGL (BSE/MSE BioMedical Engineering)
Mukul Shekhar – Master of Business Administration
Project Sponsors:
Christopher Mathew – Director, Logistics Solutions and Service Development
Chandrashekar Shastry – Senior Consultant, Service Development
Faculty Advisors:
Amy Cohn – College of Engineering
James Price – 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.
Chandrashekar with the 2015 Cardinal Health Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 Tauber Team Cardinal Health
2015 Tauber Team Cardinal Health
2015 Tauber Team Cardinal Health