With over 150 million tires sold worldwide each year, Goodyear is an iconic company in transportation, mining, and any other industry where things have to roll. Goodyear has partnered with LGO since 2012 to help shape its move towards an integrated supply chain. LGO interns and faculty have used a variety of network optimization and planning tools to help configure the future plant network, supply chain, product flow, and factory operations.

Internships and Research

Goodyear internships are collaborations with world-renowned supply chain experts David Simchi-Levi and Don Rosenfield and engineering faculty with interests in factory operations. Within Goodyear, LGO students work with strategies that are critical to the company’s future direction and are therefore highly confidential in nature. We’ve tried to give you a flavor of the impact the work done has below.

Number of internships with LGO: 5
Selection of projects: LGO internships contribute to a major effort to transform Goodyear’s manufacturing and supply chain business processes.
Impact: Interns are working on Goodyear’s next line of manufacturing technology and driving transformation business practices using high technology. One recent project is expected to significantly affect the charter of several of the plants in the area of technology and product assignments. Another explores automation and the use of emerging technologies for inspection.
Locations: Goodyear internships are conducted at its headquarters in Akron, Ohio, with potential travel to other sites in the company’s factory network.