A team from the Carlson School took second place at the Third Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition – Fall Series hosted by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University from November 11 to 14.
The Carlson School team of James Prince, Samson Seiffert, Adam Siegfried, and Christian Kerr defeated Arizona State University (3rd) and Brigham Young University (4th) for the second-place spot. The University of Wisconsin took first place at the event. For taking second place, the Carlson School team earned $2,000.
For the competition, teams of four undergraduate students had 24 hours to prepare solutions based on a case study written with Intel Corporation. The students presented their recommendations to panels of judges consisting of supply chain professionals from corporate sponsors Intel, Cisco, Dell, RBC Bearings, Henkel, and C.R. Bard.
The Department of Supply Chain and Operations at the Carlson School is a partner with Arizona State University for the National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition. Arizona sponsors the Fall Series each year and the Carlson School sponsors a Spring Series. The mission of the competition is, in part, to provide exceptional learning experiences for supply chain undergraduate students and promote supply chain as a field of academic study as well as a career path.