National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

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The Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management is proud to sponsor the 10th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition. The purpose of the competition is to provide a unique learning opportunity for undergraduate supply chain students while raising awareness of the areas of supply chain and operations as a potential career path. The competition includes cash prizes totaling $8,000.  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 10th Annual National Case Competition will be held March 30-April 1, 2023, at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. The competition brings together multiple university teams, including many from 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.

Advisors with teams who have been confirmed as 2023 participants may register using this link:  COMING SOON

Team registration is designed to be filled out by one person, preferably by either the team academic advisor or a staff member.  This survey allows for updates to the information should anything change after initial completion.

Information needed to complete team registration:

  • Team member names and school email addresses
  • Team member resumes
  • Academic advisor name and school email address
  • Academic advisor CV

Virtual copies of resumes and academic advisor CVs are provided to the corporate sponsors. 

For questions related to completing the team registration, please feel free to contact Vicki Lund (primary) at lundx006@umn.edu or 612-624-9827 or Deb Brashear (secondary) at dbrashea@umn.edu or 612-624-7827.   All other inquiries can be directed to Faculty Director Steve (Dr. H) Huchendorf at huche001@umn.edu, 952 212-5054. 
 

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 career path
  • Showcase corporate partners who support the case competitions and who 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 participating in 2022

  • Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School
  • Drexel University, LeBow College of Business
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Iowa State University, Ivy College of Business
  • Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business
  • Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business
  • Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
  • Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School
  • Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
  • University of Kansas, School of Business
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska College of Business
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Business
  • Wayne State University, Mike Ilitch School of Business
  • Weber State University, Goddard School of Business & Economics