Supply Chain & Operations Case Competitions

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The Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management is proud to sponsor the 11th 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 11th Annual National Case Competition will be held April 4-6, 2024 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 of invited teams, who have been confirmed as 2024 participants, are asked to register using this link:  TEAM REGISTRATION

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, school email address, and cell phone number
  • Team member resumes
  • Academic advisor name, school email address, and cell phone number
  • Academic advisor CV
  • Flight information for those traveling to the Twin Cities by air.

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 or 612-624-9827 or Deb Brashear (secondary) at or 612-624-7827.  All other inquiries can be directed to Faculty Director, Professor Necati Ertekin at

Hotel Information

We have a block of rooms reserved from arrival on Thursday, 4/4 to departure on Sunday, 4/7 at:
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  55454

The Courtyard Marriott is walking distance to the Carlson School.

Room rates:
King Bed  - $155
Double Queen Beds - $175
Plus applicable taxes, currently 15.025%
Check in time is 3:00 pm CST and check out time is 11:00 am CST

Our group rate includes a catered breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings from 7:30-8:30 am in a private meeting space.  King rooms are eligible for up to (1) breakfast per morning and Queen rooms are eligible for up to (2) breakfasts per morning.  **Cancellations of individual reservations must be called in 48 hours prior to arrival date or 1st night's room and tax will be charged to that individual.**

Host hotel reservation link
Due to a concert event in the area on Saturday evening, the hotel is sold out during the weekend of our case competition because of a nearby concert event.  In order to guarantee rooms in our block will be available, the deadline to make reservations is March 10th!

Mission of the Competition

  • Provide an exceptional learning experience for supply chain undergraduate students
  • Promote supply chain as both an academic field and career path
  • Showcase corporate partners supporting the competition
  • Foster connections between universities and corporate partners
  • Enhance problem-solving, team, leadership, and communication skills of undergraduate students
  • Offer financial support to undergraduate students through the cash prizes

2024 Participating Universities

  • Bowling Green University, BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business
  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School
  • Colorado State University, CSU College of Business
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Kansas University, KU School of Business
  • Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business
  • Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business
  • Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business
  • Purdue University, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business
  • Rutgers University, Business School
  • Syracuse University, Martin J. Whitman School of Management
  • Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business
  • Wayne State University, Mike Ilitch School of Business
  • Weber State University, Goddard School of Business & Economics


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