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Amazon Robotics: Factory Transformation


Amazon Robotics: Test as a Service


Amazon Sort Center Amazon Operations has partnered with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations to address the inefficiencies caused by excessive or outdated labeling on containers, which frequently results in scanning mismatches. This project will pinpoint the underlying causes and implement strategic solutions to enhance operational speed and accuracy. Ultimately, these improvements will lead to cost reductions, increased safety, and improved customer satisfaction for Amazon.

American Industrial Partners (Addman)

The Tauber team is partnering with American Industrial Partners (AIP) and ADDMAN, a leader in additive manufacturing, to integrate AI into its operations, benefiting sectors such as defense, aerospace, and medical technology. The project involves three phases: Identification, focusing on potential AI applications; Application, training an AI model; and Integration, implementing and optimizing AI tools in workflows. The goal is to achieve a 25% improvement in specific KPIs by 2025. This initiative aims to significantly enhance ADDMAN's performance and efficiency.

American Industrial Partners (Attindas)

Attindas is a rapidly growing business with global production of adult incontinence products. One of the largest production plants, Greenville, produces Attends, a key product line of adult incontinence products expected to drive significant growth in the business. The G9 Lighthouse Project will focus on improving and implementing standard processes for knowledge transfer on the G9 line in Greenville, with the long-term goal of establishing this line as a “lighthouse” for other lines and plants in the Attindas network.

The Boeing Company: Manufacturing Excellence Analysis

The purpose of this project is to benchmark Boeing PSC against other internal sites and document best practices. This project seeks to answer the following question: “Can causation be shown between positive company culture and high-quality performance?”

The Boeing Company: Foundational Training Center



Brandsafway has identified an opportunity for advancing the tracking capabilities of scaffolding systems. The Tauber team aims to develop an efficient AI-based image recognition model specifically tailored for tracking and identifying scaffolding components. This initiative seeks to yield significant returns on investment by financial gains, heightened precision, operational efficiency, and cost-effectiveness enhancements within the construction sector.

ConAgra Brands, Inc.

The Tauber project will utilize connected line data to create a real-time visualization tool for on-floor associates, aiding in waste reduction efforts. Additionally, we will identify optimal practices and line instrumentation to inform future investments and shape the Connected Shop Floor of the future, while quantifying sustainability impacts in a calculator tool, based on productivity improvements.

DTE Energy


Emerson Corporation

Emerson is a global technology, software, and engineering company valued at $65.69 billion, offering solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. The Tauber team collaborates with the Global Operations Strategy team within the Final Control, Pressure Management group in Stafford, Texas. The focus is on addressing make/buy decisions, resolving scheduling and planning complexities, and revamping 'run the shop' visualization tools to optimize manufacturing processes and improve on-time delivery.


Gopuff partnered with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations to develop a new product introduction framework, aiming to enhance the data-driven decision-making process for product introduction, decrease the likelihood of future underperforming (dead wood) products, and reduce operational costs. The Tauber team will assess the current process of product introduction, customer portfolio, and supplier pool, developing a standardized data-driven process and model to decide which product should be launched.

KLA Corporation


Nestlé Purina PetCare

Purina Petcare dry food factories lack real time data of inventory for their dry material bins. This gap in transparency can be costly, ranging from lack of material availability to long delivery wait times. The Tauber team will tackle developing a user-friendly digital solution that integrates with Purina’s larger inventory management toolset, with the goal of enhancing visibility and unlocking trend analysis capabilities of their raw material inventories. 

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

The Tauber team is working with Stanley Engineered Fasteners to analyze and improve operations at its North American plants. The goal is to optimize Work-in-Progress inventory and enhance packaging and labeling at the Chesterfield facility. By integrating lean practices with advanced manufacturing techniques, the team aims to streamline processes, minimize manual handling, and introduce new technology. This will boost the efficiency of the company's plastics and metals production to better serve the automotive industry, with the expected benefits of substantial cost savings and enhanced manufacturing capacity for Stanley Black and Decker.

Target Corporation

The Target Team will work to enhance inbound receiving efficiency at Target's Regional Distribution Centers (RDC) Network. They will focus on both automated and manual processes, utilizing analytics, data sciences, and supply chain management strategies. The goal of the project is to reduce non-value-added time and improve carton throughput metrics like CPM and CPH, while paving the way for future growth and sustainability in the supply chain.

Washington Gas

The Net-Zero Houses project, led by Washington Gas, aims to identify and implement cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies for existing residential housing to achieve net-zero emissions. By optimizing energy use, reducing emissions, and adapting renewable energy solutions, this initiative seeks persuade policy makers into advocating for the creation of more sustainable homes that benefit WGL, homeowners, and the environment.


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