Moratuwa University wins YPC competition
Team SATA from the University of Moratuwa won this year's Young
Professionals' Challenge (YPC), a case study competition open to
students and young professionals in the logistics and transport sector.
YPC is organised by the Young Professionals' Forum (YPF) of the
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka.
This year's case study was for a company proposing a pineapple
processing and export operation with funds from an international
collaboration partner based in the Middle East.
The Challenge called for each team to act as consultants to the
The 'consultants' were asked to evaluate various options, including
location of the processing operations and to address various transport
and logistics issues for local and export sales operations.
Overall, it was a realistic case study that could have been for an
actual company proposing agribusiness processing and export operations.
YPC 2014 attracted 17 proposals from young professionals and students
from various institutes including the University of Moratuwa, Colombo
International Nautical and Engineering College and Kotelawala Defence
University and organisations involved in transport and logistics.
The five finalists were Aster, SATA and Diligent Diamonds from the
University of Moratuwa, Dynamic Four from the General Sir John
Kotelawala Defence University and the Fabulous Four from the CINEC
Each team had to carry out a business analysis, write a report and
make a presentation of their proposals.
They also had to answer questions from a panel of six judges about
Anjalika Perera, Sameera Prasani, Thilini Ranatunga and Aravinda
Dissanayake were the members of Team SATA, the YPC 2014 winners.
The team was mentored by Ms Anuja Fernando.