2015 Team Project Pacific Gas & Electric

The Challenge:
The student team will be asked to evaluate gaps, bottlenecks, cycle time, and compliance issues within our processes described in the "Super Gas Operations" initiative, based on resolving issues in our work management, resource management, and close-out of work processes. From these findings, they will be asked to focus on the Corrosion Prevention and Correction process. As part of the deliverables, the student team will identify solutions to address these gaps, pilot the solution, and deliver sustainable improvement across the Corrosion work process.
Student Team:
Luyi Chen – EGP (MSE Industrial and Operation Engineering)
Zach Duncan – Master of Business Administration
Sneha Venkatachalam – Master of Business Administration
Project Champions:
Mallik Angalakudati – Vice President, Financial & Resource Management
Bikram Chatterjee – Senior Operations Analyst, Process & Quality Excellence
Daniel Jarmel – Director, Process & Quality Excellence
Nick Raad – Senior Manager, Gas CI & Analytics
Faculty Advisors:
Len Middleton – Ross School of Business
Siqian Shen – 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 PG&E Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 Tauber Team PG&E
2015 Tauber Team PG&E