2015 Team Project GE Aviation

The Challenge:
The GE Aviation Tauber Team will create internal disruption at GE Aviation by understanding the current product development cycle and recommending a new product development cycle enabled by additive manufacturing. By serving as a "skunk works style" group within GE Aviation, the team will brainstorm, map, and analyze different configurations of the incorporation of additive technology into current operations, specifically in product design and in the supply chain. The team, unconstrained by past development policies, will redefine the new product introduction process from the perspective of a flexible and dynamic start-up.
Student Team:
Daniel Bellomo – Master of Business Administration
James Power – EGL (BSE/MSE Aerospace Engineering)
Jamie Sanderson – EGL (BSE/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Project Sponsors:
Jared Garza – Additive Engineering Leader
Mark Shaw – Additive Growth Playbook Leader
Faculty Advisors:
Ravi Anupindi – Ross School of Business
Kira Barton – 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 GE Aviation Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 Tauber Team GE Aviation