Simio invites you to participate in our biannual simulation contest. This is open to both graduate and undergraduate student teams. In addition to the fame and glory ("bragging rights" and exposing your work to potential employers) there will be cash prizes totaling $3000, twice a year.
Here is a summary of the May 2018 problem (January through May 2018) that is a problem based on improving product delivery and installation of solar panel systems:
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.
This competition is based off a problem at and is sponsored by:
Unfortunately, registration is now closed. If you want to be notified of the next competition, visit here!
Judging will be done by an independent panel of judges drawn internationally from both academic and commercial simulation practitioners. Judging is based on a 10-item scoring system where each item is worth between 0.0 and 3.0 points. For more detail see the Contest Judging Criteria.
The Wolves of Wall
Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios
The top 20 teams out of 251
Contest Overview, Summary of Problem, Judging Criteria and Judges