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 Operations Club Case Competition

The teams in April's Operations Club Case Competition had to analyze the problems of faltering "Reliable Manufacturing," a multiple manufacturing plant company, and come up with a comprehensive financial/operations strategy for returning the company to profitability.

Two teams competed for the chance to represent Krannert at the 2001 Carnegie Case Competition in October. Team 2, the winners, consisted of first-year master's students Vineet Chhabra, finance and marketing; and Ashish Johri and Rajat Bahl, finance and operations. Team 1 competitors were Brian Minner, finance and operations; Izzettin Tepekoylu, operations and manufacturing and technology management; and Wayne Ogorzalek, finance.

"Both teams did an excellent analysis of the case problem and were able to present detailed solutions," says Ali Jalal, president of Krannert's Operations Club for 2000-01."However, the judges felt that Team 2 had done the better job of focusing on the major problems and had a more attainable solution."

Judging the teams were Profs. Tom Brush, strategic management; Vinayak Deshpande, operations management; and Suresh Chand, operations management. 

"Because I come from an operations background," says Team 2 member Ashish Johri, "this was a valuable experience for me. We had a chance to look at a real-world, multi-dimensional business problem. Although it was an operations case, it required thought and analysis of human resource issues, corporate structure, and marketing strategy, as well as manufacturing strategy in a multi-plant environment. And the other team was tough competition."

To acknowledge their hard work in preparing for the competition, both teams were invited to join Operations Club officers for lunch with Michael C. Ruettgers, executive chairman of EMC Corporation, when he visited Krannert on April 23.

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