There are two ways to enter the Simio Student Case Competition. You can either enter directly or through class participation. This contest, we had 14 teams enter directly (36 students) and 24 instructors with 196 teams (1012 students) for a total of 210 teams (1048 students).
We also had representation from the following 17 countries:
The 1048 students came from these 35 schools:
Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. They tailor a solar system to meet a homeowner’s needs and handle all aspects of installation. Sunrun operates in 21 states and continues to grow every year.
For this project students are asked to consider the complexities of the "last mile" of solar panel installation. This process covers the actual movement of equipment, supplies and crews to a home (job site) and installing solar panels on the roof. Right now, there is a proposal to change the current standard to a new delivery process that can better handle the unexpected events that can delay or lengthen the installation. Senior management has requested an evaluation of the current process, comparison of the two scenarios, and recommendations for improving the installation process.
The judging was based on:
For more detail, see the Contest Judging Criteria.
Professor at Ohio University (USA)
Senior Associate at Array Advisors (USA)
| Jennifer Kneller
Senior Operations Research Analyst at WestJet (Canada)
Sr. Business Consultant at Vidant Health (USA)
Advanced Simulation Specialist at HDR (USA)
Associate Simulation Consultant & Simio Partner at MOSIMTEC (USA)
Industrial Engineer at BAE Systems, Inc (USA)
|Dr. C. Dennis Pegden
Founder and CEO
Senior Application Engineer
Vice President of Customer Solutions
Penn State University, The Behrend College
The top 14 teams out of 219