The trip is part of the OM 516 Operations Management class taught in the second semester of the TEMBA Program.
During the trip the students met with Senior Manager-Body Shop Rusty Jones, Senior Manager Assembly 2 Shawn Gilliam and Assembly 2 Process and CI Specialist Patrick Weber.
Packaging Group Leader at MBUSI Maren Cross (TEMBA 2018) arranged for the class to be given a private managers tour of the Tuscaloosa county plant. MBUSI, which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year, is the sole distribution site for the GLE-Class, GLS-Class vehicles, GLE Coupe which are sold in 135 countries.
The plant is more than five million square feet, encompassing two large body shops that feeds into a paint shop and two assembly shops and a logistics center. MBUSI exports more than $1 Billion in finished product.
The Operations Management course exposes students to the nature of the operations side of an enterprise, and to the strategies and tactics utilized to enhance the competitive position of the organization.
Operations Management is one of twelve courses the EMBA students take to complete their M.B.A. degree program. The Manderson Graduate School of Business has two EMBA Programs, the next Tuscaloosa EMBA Program begins with an orientation in November and the Huntsville EMBA Program will begin in August.