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 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 $7,400.  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 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 with teams who have been confirmed as 2024 participants may 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 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 or 612-624-9827 or Deb Brashear (secondary) at or 612-624-7827.   All other inquiries can be directed to Faculty Director Steve (Dr. H) Huchendorf at, 952 212-5054. 

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  - $
Double Queen Beds - $
Plus applicable taxes, currently 14.025%
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
The deadline to make reservations is TBD in order to guarantee rooms in our block will still be available.  

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

2023 Participating Universities

  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School
  • Colorado State University, CSU College of Business
  • Iowa State University, Ivy College of Business
  • Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business
  • Marquette University, College of Business Administration
  • Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business
  • Penn State University, Smeal College of Business
  • 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
  • Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business