16th Annual

Operations Simulation Competition

(OpsSimCom) April 17-19, 2020

About the OpsSimCom:

The 16th Annual Operations Simulation Competition (OpsSimCom) 2020 is a student-led event where you can compete with top graduate students from around the world to see who can run the most profitable factory.

Prize pool of $ 5,000 and no travel required!

Play an online simulation against teams from around the world to manage a factory: make investments, cut costs, borrow money, forecast demand, find bottlenecks, fulfill orders and satisfy customers!

We have witnessed the best teams from around the world pit their wits against each other in what the game creator has called  "possibly the most challenging assignment I've ever created." OpsSimCom will use a simulator especially designed for the competition, and no prior experience with the simulation is required. Even if you have played this game in class, this will not be a repeat of what you have seen before.

Timeline:

Monday, April 6 @ TBD: First Simulation Training Event
Tuesday, April 14 @ 11.59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): Registration Closes.
Wednesday, April 15 @ 5 PM EDT: Event link and data released to registered teams
Friday, April 17 @ 5PM EDT: 2020 OpsSimCom simulation begins!
Sunday, April 19 @ 5PM EDT: OpsSimCom simulation will end. The final results will be declared soon after.

Team Prizes:

First: $ 3,000
Second: $ 1,500
Third: $ 500

Important Note: Prize money is awarded to people individually, not as a group, and is taxable income.

Rules:

  • All participants must be currently enrolled students at the Masters level or above.
  • The competition is entirely online. No travel is required.
  • There is a limit of up to 4 students per team (and as low as 1 person per team).
  • No limits on the number of teams per school.
  • No help can be taken from professors or others outside of the team.
  • Each person can only be on one team.
  • Two teams are not allowed to interact/help each other.

It is important to follow all the rules - without any exceptions!

 
 

Registration Information

Registration page: Click here to register

The registration fee is $50 per team containing up to 4 members.
Registration closes on April 14, 2020.

Game Specifics:

The game will begin at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, on Friday, April 17, 2020 and end on Sunday, April 19 at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Number Format: Our mobile app works accordingly to the region that the users have setup on their devices, meaning that the numbers are displayed how the player normally formats numbers in their region.
An overview of the Simulation is available online at: (link to be provided soon)

OpsSimCom will use a simulator specially designed by Processim Labs for the competition (FAQs).
Specific game details and login details will be provided to registered teams along with the assignment.

Training Session: Webinar recording is available here

Q&A Session-1: Recording available here

Q&A Session-2: Recording available here

 

Organizing Team

Randy Stein, MIT Sloan MBA 2020

India Wells, MIT Sloan MBA 2020

Josie Liu, MIT Sloan MBA 2021

Athul Prasad, MIT Sloan Fellows MBA 2020

Contact Information: MITOpsSimCom@gmail.com

Previous Winners

In 2019 we had 90 teams from universities around the world! We would like to congratulate the following winning teams:

1st Place: dada (Johns Hopkins University)
Dong Pan (MBA 2019), Elaine Yang (MBA 2019)

2nd Place: posner2quad (Carnegie Mellon University)
Binyi Liu (MBA 2019), Hiren Soni (MBA 2020), Alex Bergin (MBA 2020), Wei Wu (MBA 2019)

3rd Place: tbsbtk (Thammasat University)
Supapat Nilanan (MBA 2020), Jirayut Jintanasarn (MBA 2020), Suebvit Satornsumritpol (MBA 2020)

2018: MIT Sloan School of Management
2017: MIT Sloan School of Management
2016: Thammasat University
2015: UC San Diego, Rady School of Management
2014: University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
2013: UC San Diego, Rady School of Management
2012: UC San Diego, Rady School of Management
2011: Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
2010: UC San Diego, Rady School of Management
2009: MIT Sloan School of Management
2008: China Europe International Business School
2007: Yale School of Management
2006: University of California, Berkeley
2005: NYU Stern School of Business

Important Note: Prize money is awarded to people individually, not as a group, and is taxable income.