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Winner of the Rolls-Royce Academic Award of Excellence 2008 Announced

Friday, 23 May 2008 – Rolls-Royce’s Director of Global Physical Logistics Professor Ian Shellard announced the winner of the MGT228 Principles of Operations Management: A Rolls-Royce Sponsored Module’s Rolls-Royce Academic Award of Excellence in the executive suite 123.1 at the Management School.

The winning team was:Project Role: Rolls Royce Board - B

  • Edward Harpham
  • Andrew Hopkins
  • Daniel Calland
  • Daniel Thomas

This winning team role-played the Rolls-Royce Board and produced an innovative ten year plan for the company. Prof. Shellard said: “This year the competition is very tough and we managed to short list the top three teams for the prize. The winner team outperformed the others with a very innovative plan and their ability to handle executive questions and evidence of their background research”. Professor SC Lenny Koh, Module Leader of MGT228 announced the winner of the runner up team and said: “It is not an easy decision this year because there are so many potential good work by the students, the runner up excelled in their executive presentation and a coherent plan”.

The Runner up team was:

  • Alison Chen
  • Emma Daley
  • Hannah Dobbins
  • Charlotte Goodbody
  • Nicola Murr

Project Role: Competitor: GE

On Friday 23 May 2008, students gave an executive presentation to a judging panel involving the Director of Global Physical Logistics from Rolls-Royce – Professor Ian Shellard, Technologist from Rolls-Royce – Matthew Curren, Module Leader of MGT228 and Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Group at Sheffield – Professor SC Lenny Koh, and Tutor of MGT228 and Consultant – John Wright. This is a very high standard executive presentation and it is part of the assessment in this module. Students were asked to role-play various companies including Rolls-Royce Board, General Electric Board, Boeing Board and Airbus Board. They were asked to propose a ten year plan for their role, which integrates issues such as logistics, supply chain, operations, marketing, quality, strategy, collaboration and industry. The executive presentation summaries their ten year plan, which are documented in their report. Negotiation, team working, executive presentation, project management, analytical and leadership skills are part of the transferable skills students will learn from this innovative challenge.

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