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National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition

April 2-5, 2014

Welcome to the 2nd Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition!

The Supply Chain and Operations Department, the Joseph M. Juran Center for Research in Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality, and the Supply Chain and Operations Student Club at the Carlson School of Management are proud to sponsor the second Annual National Undergraduate Case Competition. The purpose of the competition is to provide a unique learning opportunity for undergraduate students while raising awareness of the areas of supply chain and operations as both a field of study and as a potential career path. The competition includes cash prizes totaling $7,500. Funds for the competition are made available through the gracious support of corporate sponsors via the Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management.

The event is April 2-5, 2014 at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. The competition brings together eleven of the top undergraduate supply chain and operations programs in the country. Teams of four undergraduate students compete in a 24-hour business case with presentations to judges’ panels consisting of business professionals from the corporate sponsors.

Purpose of the Case Competition

  • Provide an exceptional learning experience for supply chain and operations undergraduate students
  • Promote the field of supply chain and operations as a field of academic study as well as a career path
  • Showcase corporate partners who support the case competitions and hire supply chain and undergraduate students
  • Enhance academic skills by applying concepts, tools and techniques of supply chain and operations to solving a business problem
  • Strengthen connections between top supply chain universities and corporate partners
  • Build relationships among top supply chain and operations undergraduate universities for sharing curriculum, new trends, and future directions
  • Provide financial support to undergraduate students via cash prizes

Universities Competing in the 2014 Case Competition

  • Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business
  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Iowa State University, College of Business
  • Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management
  • Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business
  • University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
  • University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • University of Texas-Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business