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CECAS Global Engagement - Global Seminars

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences will be hosting the following Global Seminar Series presentation:

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BMW Group: Working for a Global Bavarian Company

Presented by: Jörg Schulte, Manager, Liaison Office of Research and Innovation BMW Manufacturing Co.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
4:00pm - Fluor Daniel/EIB Building - Room 132
Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm

Abstract: Since its beginning in 1916, BMW has built an internationally recognized brand with an impressive legacy. This year BMW is celebrating its centennial anniversary, and BMW’s own Dr. Jörg Schulte will be presenting to Clemson engineering students on his personal journey with the company and his perspective on BMW’s global operations.

Short Bio of the Speaker: Dr. Jörg Schulte is the manager of the BMW Liaison Office for Research and Innovation and has been since 2013. BMW’s Office for Research and Innovation is located in its Spartanburg, SC plant, and is responsible for research and development projects. Most of the research and development projects are carried out in collaboration with local academic institutions, and include pairing relevant technologies and the capabilities of academic partners to BMW’s internal demand.  This matching role is one major task along with the execution of the research projects and transferring the results back to manufacturing. Since joining BMW in 1996, Dr. Schulte has held various leadership positions.  During his career with BMW, he has been involved in investment planning, supply chain management, and research and innovation with BMW in Germany and at the BMW Technology Office in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to his responsibilities at BMW, Schulte is a lecturer for the “Automotive Manufacturing Systems” graduate course taught at CU-ICAR.

Dr. Schulte studied mechanical engineering at the universities in Braunschweig, Germany and Waterloo, Canada, and earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Prior to joining BMW, Dr. Schulte worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (FhG-IPA) in Stuttgart, Germany. His work at FhG-IPA included numerous research and development projects, where he collaborated with industry and academic institutions across Germany and Europe on manufacturing systems design, order to delivery optimization, and scheduling.