PITTSBURGH--(SmartOps Corporation - the leading enterprise-class supply chain optimization solutions provider today announced its sponsorship of MIT Sloan’s Operations Simulation Competition (OpsSimCom), taking place April 7-10, 2011.)--
The seventh-annual competition is hosted by the MIT Sloan Operations Management Club and challenges business students to design the most profitable factory, in an intense 72-hour simulation. Last year, 71 teams from top business schools participated for a total prize pool of $5,000. The competition will be conducted online to allow students from across the world to compete for the grand prize of $3,500.
OpsSimCom is hosted by Responsive Learning Technologies and uses their Littlefield Technologies factory simulator, which allows students to develop operations management skill through online competition. Previous winners have included top business schools such as University of California, San Diego, MIT Sloan School of Management, China Europe International Business School, Yale, University of California, and NYU Stern School of Business.
“The OpsSimCom is an exciting event that engages students around the
world in a hands-on experience that challenges them to think, analyze
and actually manage complex business environments with inherent
uncertainty. The event highlights the central role and enormous added
value of operations management scientific methods in helping managers
address these important challenges.”
Retsef Levi, J. Spencer Standish (1945) professor of management, associate professor of operations management, MIT Sloan School of Management
“The ability to design factories and supply chains for the highest
levels of efficiency will prove to be a key differentiator in the new
global economy. SmartOps is greatly encouraged by the focus of today’s
top engineering schools on instructing our engineers of tomorrow on the
merits of operational efficiency and optimization. We’re looking forward
to the opportunity to support this unique event that brings together top
business students world-wide to promote education and focus on these
Sridhar Tayur, chief executive officer of SmartOps.
To register, please visit http://opssimcom2011.eventbrite.com
SmartOps, the market leader in enterprise-class supply chain optimization solutions enables companies to manage the uncertainty of complex, multi-stage supply chains to achieve rapid return on investment and long-term, sustainable value. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution, chemicals and retail industries. Contact SmartOps at 412-231-0115 or visit us at www.smartops.com for more information.