Smith Strategy and Operations Case Competition 2013

In Partnership with Carbon War Room

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Robert H. Smith School of Business is delighted to announce the 2nd Smith Strategy and Operations Case Competition to be held on April 27th. This year the case competition will be held in collaboration with the Carbon War Room. The Carbon War Room is a non-profit with a mission to seek to accelerate profitable, entrepreneurial solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton level. The Carbon War Room harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to unlock gigaton-scale, market-driven solutions to climate change. The Carbon War Room aims to facilitate a better flow of capital to entrepreneurial solutions that make economic sense right now. The Carbon War Room also brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy experts, researchers, and thought leaders to unlock market-driven solutions.

The case will focus around real world problems facing the trucking industry, specifically in regard to green technologies and their use in this industry. The competition aims to provide a platform for students to integrate and apply their knowledge in strategy, supply chain, operations and technology to a business problem faced by the trucking industry. Students will be tasked with developing a practical yet creative solution supported by real data. This competition provides an opportunity for students to compete, showcase their knowledge, and learn from one another. The winning team will also have the chance to collaborate with Carbon War Room to further discuss how the team’s solution might be incorporated into Carbon War Room’s work and eventually implemented.

Key dates:

  • Registration deadline: April 19, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
  • Case release: April 20, 2013
  • Final Presentation and Case Written Proposal Due: April 26, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
  • Final Round at Smith School of Business: April 27, 2013

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