PGPEX VLM Students win prestigious case study competitions

Ravi Shankar Burnwal, Sahil Arora, and Roushan Kumar Singh of PGPEX VLM have won consecutive case study competitions. On 10th October 2021, VLMPians from the 15th batch became runner-up in a case study competition organized by IIT Kanpur. The case competition was part of Prabandhan'21 – the flagship management conclave of IIT Kanpur, and the challenge was to develop an expansion plan for a retail company (VegKart). The entire model was presented in a Business Canvas using secondary research and strategies to attract, convert, retain, and delight customers. The team also proposed various expansion strategies, including designing a robust supply chain through an Omni channel retail system to enter the tier-2 cities and emphasize regional/private label brands to increase profit margins.

Once again on 30th October 2021, the same team became the National Winner of the Dakshta-Operations Case Study Competition at Samanvaya, the annual business festival organized by IIT Madras. The objective was optimization and scalability of a Ride-Sharing Taxi App (a.k.a. Platform Economy Challenge). Our students provided a Linear Programming solution and heuristics to solve the problem in real-time. The team impressed the esteemed jury with their concrete and inclusive solution and secured 1st rank.