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Dongyub Han

Research Fellow at Samsung Economic Research Institute

Ann Arbor, Michigan
  1. Deloitte Consulting LLP,
  2. Meritor Inc.,
  3. Ford Motor Company
  1. University of Michigan Business School

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University of Michigan Business School

University of Michigan Business School

Strategy and Operations

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Research Fellow

Samsung Economic Research Institute
– Present (1 year 2 months)Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea

Industry & Strategy Department II

Strategy Consultant Intern

Deloitte Consulting LLP
(2 months)Seoul, South Korea

Sustainability Strategy Intern

Meritor Inc.
(4 months)Troy, MI

MBA Strategy Consultant

Ford Motor Company
(3 months)Dearborn, MI

Product Engineering Manager

General Motors
(1 year 5 months)Incheon, Korea

•Led 50-member cross-functional R&D group and supervised engineering process in taking product line from concept to launch for 6 SUV models in 25 countries, reducing lead time by 3%, and reducing budget by $1.3M
•Initiated GM Complete Knock Down Projects, exporting complete kits needed to assemble local products, in emerging markets, increasing annual SUV sales by 65K and ensuring localization of components by 30%
•Researched impact on current products from changing corporate identity with new brand and built up implementation plan, reducing lead time by 6 months
•Developed alternative plan and subsequent procedures for Japan's crisis to handle urgent procurement operations; prevented shutdown and saved expected costs by 30%
•Coordinated with product managers from 13 international sites to resolve quality and production concerns of newly launched SUVs, decreasing warranty issues by 34%

Product Planning Manager

General Motors
(1 year 1 month)Incheon, South Korea

•Directed engineering task force team in development of launch plan for releasing "Volt" in 2012 Asia market, analyzing feasibility advice on battery leasing business
•Undertook benchmark research on customizing products for top 3 auto makers with marketing team and increased available options and accessories by 40%, resulting in 30% improvement in customer satisfaction and $23M increase in annual revenue
•Managed certification plans and monitored compliance initiatives with regard to key crash safety and environmental regulations, resulting in on-time launch and cost savings of $2.5M/yr with mitigated non-compliance risk
•Created scoreboard to monitor progress of product quality improvement by piling LEGO bricks; overachieved monthly quality target and awarded 'GM Innovation Prize'
•Negotiated with Korea army officers for new military 1/4 ton 4x4 truck in 2015, resulting in tentative approval of product development

Research Engineer

General Motors
(1 year 6 months)Incheon, South Korea

•Spearheaded cost-reduction workshops to identify bottlenecks in manufacturing, resulting in $1.8M annual savings and increasing manufacturing efficiency by 3%
•Analyzed weight estimation system for SUV products and improved accuracy from 75% to 95% by utilizing statistical methods; initiative later became template for all products
•Re-engineered vehicle allocation for validation tests of vehicle and components, optimizing budget and reducing overall engineering expenses by $1.5M
•Established database of company's distinguishable intellectual property managed communication initiatives in product management department to share lessons learned from each program, reducing engineering process lead time by 8%
•Facilitated weekly vehicle and process integration review meetings to look over program goals from overall vehicle standpoint with 25 cross-functional members


Republic of Korea Army
(2 years 3 months)Daejeon, South Korea


Cleantech analysis about dPoint Company

● Analyzed Energy Recovery Ventilator and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industries, focusing on industry structure, barriers to entry, value chain and major competitors
● Determined dPoint’s business model, value proposition and core operations
● Evaluated the company’s capability to increase firm value and assessed its investability
● Advised repositioning of its business model to capture higher long term firm value

Team members:


  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Vehicles
  • Engineering
  • Product Management
  • Strategy
  • Automotive
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Benchmarking
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Manufacturing
  • Kaizen
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Product Development
  • Engineering Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Competitive Analysis
  • FMEA
  • Toyota Production System
  • Product Launch
  • Business Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Product Design
  • Market Analysis
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University of Michigan Business School

MBA, Strategy and Operations

Activities and Societies: Tauber Institute for Global Operations Fellow; Tauber Alumni Scholarship; Member of UM Solar Car Team; VP, Korea Business Club; Member: Consulting Club and Operations Club; Medtronic Case Competition (Finalist)

Sungkyunkwan University

Ph.D. Candidate, Management of Technology

Activities and Societies: Thesis in Progress: Design and Implementation of Voice of Customer System Based on Ontology for Quality Improvement of Automakers; Korea Governmental Scholarship, Four Semesters; President, Technovation Research Club

University of Michigan

MSE, Mechanical Engineering

Activities and Societies: Master's Project: Design of Mid-Sized Sedan for Retired Couples

Sungkyunkwan University

BSE, Mechanical Engineering

Activities and Societies: Academic Scholarship; Graduated Cum Laude (GPA 4.2/4.5)

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