2015 Team Project Raytheon

The Challenge:
The Raytheon Tauber team was tasked with coming up with a framework to transform a product-focused factory into a process-focused factory, in which space would be organized based on process flow.
Student Team:
Kenneth Chin – EGP (MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Samuel Edandison – Dual (MBA/JD)
Project Sponsors:
Paul Allen – Factory Operations Manager
Shashank Dubey – Continuous Improvement Manager
Faculty Advisors:
Achyuta Adhvaryu – Ross School of Business
W. Monroe Keyserling – 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 Raytheon Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations