Wednesday January 18, 2012

Operating Principles

The School of Business Administration will host a regional operations management competition on Feb. 10.

The University of Dayton will host a six-school regional operations management competition Friday, Feb. 10 at the 1700 South Patterson Boulevard Building.  

The MIS, operations management and decision sciences department of the School of Business Administration, in partnership with Deloitte Consulting, is sponsoring the case study competition in strategy and operations. Undergraduate students from Xavier University, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, University of Cincinnati, Miami University and the University of Dayton will compete. Each university will field two teams of four students each. 

"Operations and supply management graduates are finding great success in the marketplace, said John Kanet, Niehaus Chair in Operations Management. "We've seen some of our graduates begin their careers with starting salaries of up to $60,000, especially for those with hands-on experience.

"The case study competitions are good exercises for operation and supply management students to work collaboratively, on real-world problems drawn from the business world," he said. "The competitions test students' teamwork, creativity and understanding of good operations management principles.

The teams receive real-world business problems in the week before the competition and must present their solution to a panel of Deloitte judges. First-round presentations will be held from 9:30 -11:30 a.m.; final presentations will be made from 2:30 – 3:55 p.m., with winners announced at the awards ceremony following the competition. The presentations are free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Kanet at 937-229-2316.