Latin American Simulation Competition 2019 Winners and Looking Ahead to 2020
Each year, FlexSim distributors in Central and South America hold a Latin American Logistics Simulation Competition. The 11th annual competition was held in 2019, where students from over 8 different countries had the opportunity to use FlexSim’s simulation software to solve a complex consulting problem. A total of 82 teams competed and over $3,000 dollars were awarded in prize money to the top three teams.
For more details on the simulation contest and those that competed, read more about the 2019 competition.
Winners to this competition were recently announced during the Latin American Congress Closing Awards event in Ecuador.
First Place was awarded to Team Radium UN from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The winning design and solution impressed the judges and earned the team $1,700. Team members include Marcelo Tuta Hernandez, Rafael Felipe Avella Castro, and Diego Alejandro Delgado Hurtado.
Second Place also came from the National University of Columbia, with Team Gesandten UN. The team was made up of students Andrés Alfredo Lizarazo Pedraza, David Felipe Gutierrez Salazar, and Javier Alejandro Rodriguez Olarte. They took home $1,100 in prize money.
Third Place was given to Team SIMotion from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, with team members Camila Alejandra Revelo Rodriguez, Cristian Fernando, Ayala Zuñiga, and Whitman Joel Marin Salazar receiving $600 total.
Juan Pablo Castrellon, a professor from the National University of Columbia, was the advisor for both the first and second-placed teams, and Professor Carlos Suarez advised team SIMotion.
FlexSim congratulates every team that participated in the competition and recognizes all the hard work that went into learning the software and producing solutions to the complex problem. The simulation skill that each student developed will be able to help solve many future problems.
The 2020 Competition will have a similar format as years prior. Registration for teams that would like to compete will be open until October 2nd. The competition will begin on October 7th and teams must deliver their cases by December 18th. In addition to the cash prizes for the top three teams, those that choose to participate will receive:
- Recognition for participation in a first-class international competition.
- Exclusive access to free FlexSim training and certification.
- First-hand experience in a real consulting-type case.
- Access to the use of a FlexSim professional license during the competition.