There are two ways to enter the Simio Student Case Competition. You can either enter directly or through class participation. This contest, we had 25 teams enter directly (78 students) and 28 instructors with 275 teams (986 students) for a total of 300 teams (1064 students).
We also had representation from the following 15 countries:
The 1064 students came from these 35 schools:
Seed production process spans various activities including: planting a given hybrid in the field, in-season operations, harvesting, and seed processing in the manufacturing facilities. In North America, the harvest season lasts for about 8-10 weeks starting middle to late Aug until early to middle of Oct each year. A set of fields is assigned to a manufacturing site for seed processing and packaging after the harvest is completed. The seed production facilities operate from mid – Sept until March/April time for the following year.
Given that Bayer operates several seed production facilities with different product mix, the planning function at Bayer needs determine the production plan for each of these facilities keeping into account constraints such as product portfolio, complex bill of material, product routing through the facility, physical space and material handling systems, equipment configuration & efficiency and workforce constraints among other items to ensure right seed is shipped to the right customer at the right time.
The judging was based on:
For more detail, see the Contest Judging Criteria.
Data Scientist – Simulation at Bayer (USA)
Data Scientist – Operations Research at Bayer (USA)
| Shrikant Jarugumilli
Operations Research & Simulation Lead at Bayer (USA)
PHd at Universidad Arturo Prat (Chile)
Senior Associate at Array Advisors (USA)
Advocate of the High Court of South Africa & a Professional Engineer at University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa)
Assistant Professor at Adana Science and Technology University (Turkey)
Advanced Simulation Specialist at HDR (USA)
Professor in Manufacturing and Production Systems at University of Basilicata (Italy)
Professor at Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria (Colombia)
Senior Manager Solutions Design at Ryder Integrated Logistics (USA)
|Dr. C. Dennis Pegden
Founder and CEO
VP of Operations
Senior Application Engineer
The top 14 teams out of 300
Contest Overview, Summary of Problem, Judging Criteria and Judges