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Prakash Sathe

Lecturer, Industrial and Operations Engineering; University of Michigan's College of Engineering

Dr. Sathe holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Michigan State University Executive Management Program, Dr. Prakash Sathe has over 25 years of experience in the auto industry, both at OEMs, as well as at first tier suppliers. His experience includes Director of Reliability for Electrical Steering at TRW, Director of Warranty and Reliability at Chrysler, Volkswagen, ALPS, Donnelly Mirrors, Behr, and Continental Automotive Systems. He has a US patent for reliability testing and forecasting methodology. He has consulted with Fiat, Renault, Volvo, VW/Audi, Mack truck, and other OEMs and first tier suppliers.

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Boeing Deploys Systems Analysis Approach to Optimize 787 Assembly
This case describes The Boeing Company’s production process for assembling and supplying kit carts to 787 Dreamliner final assembly lines and explores appropriate strategies for solving challenging issues within the…
Publication Date: 11/02/2022 Product ID: 6-546-347
Microsoft Undergoes Digital Transformation in Vehicle Fleet Management Process
This case describes the Microsoft Corporation Puget Sound region vehicle fleet management process and explores strategies for improving overall effectiveness. The case employs a systems integration approach to standardizing operations…
Publication Date: 01/31/2022 Product ID: 9-974-796
Boeing's Strategic Initiative: Raw Material Supply Chain Risk Mitigation
This case details The Boeing Company’s raw material supply chain risks and explores appropriate strategies to mitigate them. Aluminum and titanium accounted for about 75% of the weight of a…
Publication Date: 04/05/2019 Product ID: 1-035-801
Fast-Tracking Friction Plate Validation Testing: BorgWarner Improves Efficiency with Machine Learning Methodology
This case describes the process BorgWarner Transmission Systems undertook when an increase in demand required that it create new production lines in another country. To minimize inventory costs, the company…
Publication Date: 09/05/2017 Product ID: 1-430-500
EMMICO: How to Improve Inventory Turns
EMMICO has just acquired one of its suppliers and is rapidly shedding employees as it goes about trying to integrate the companies and the supplier’s legacy system. The organization has…
Publication Date: 08/15/2016 Product ID: 1-430-486
EMMICO: How to Establish Economic Order Quantity
EMMICO has just acquired Franz Kuerten and is trying to integrate its Vienna plant operations. The problem is the company is storing too much inventory at the plant and its…
Publication Date: 08/15/2016 Product ID: 1-430-490