2015 Team Project Verizon Wireless

The Challenge:
The objective of this project is to improve sustainability and efficiency in Verizon Wireless’ Supply Chain. Specifically, the Tauber Team will be working to improve carton design and fill efficiency across the supply chain’s forward distribution network.
Student Team:
Ali Ali – Master of Business Administration
Ashlyn Gurley – Dual (MSCM/MS Natural Res & Environment)
James Wang – Dual (MBA/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Project Sponsors:
Anne Robinson – Director, Data Analytics
Julian Sassoon – Director, Supply Chain Logistics
Kevin Wooster – Senior Consultant, Supply Chain Sustainability
Faculty Advisors:
Steven Skerlos – College of Engineering
Joline Uichanco – 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 Verizon Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations