There are two ways to enter the Simio Student Case Competition. You can either enter directly or through class participation. This semester, we had 19 teams (45 students) enter directly and 16 instructors with 158 teams (410 students) for a total of 177 teams (455 students).
We also had representation from the following 11 countries:
The 455 students came from these 33 schools:
An aerospace manufacturer is evaluating planned changes to their final assembly systems. Their process line has multiple work stations, each with a statement of work consisting of 10 to 20 aggregated tasks. Each task has unique requirements for labor, tools and material handling. The system is schedule driven, so any work not completed at the time the line pulses will be “traveled” downstream. Production policies regarding this traveled work is one of the items to be evaluated during this project. The manufacturing process is labor-intensive with a steep learning-curve, and work in process is costly. Therefore, process improvement in the areas of labor productivity and reduction of work in process is critical.
The process currently has two established product types and the company plans to add a new product type to the process. The addition of a third production line is also driving the need to evaluate the production plan.
This manufacturer would like to evaluate the optimal production plan of going from the current state of two production lines, to a future state of two or three lines and a new throughput rate. We will be evaluating different demand profiles, line allocation strategies, resource allocation strategies, and production policies such as how to address traveled work.
The judging was based on:
For more detail, see the Contest Judging Criteria.
|Dr. Mustafa GÖÇKEN
Adana Science and Technology University (Turkey)
Operations Engineer Sr. at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (USA)
Production Analytics at Boeing Research and Technology (USA)
|Idalia Flores De La Mota
Head of Operations Research Department at National University of Mexico (Mexico)
Process Improvement and Simulation Consultant at AxSim Solutions (United Kingdom)
Associate Professor at The Ohio State University (USA)
Staff Operations Engineer, Modeling & Simulation at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (USA)
Faculty Member at Indian Institutes Of Management Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gujarat (India)
|Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Méndez
Center for Advanced Process Systems Engineering (CAPSE) (Argentina)
|Dr. Rowena Eberhardt
Professor at University of Texas at Arlington (USA)
Educator at University of Michigan (USA)
|Dr. C. Dennis Pegden
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President Operations