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GSCMI Inter-College Graduate Case Competition

2016


Congratulations winners!

1st place: Penn State University
2nd place: UNC
3rd place: Washington University of St. Louis

Congratulations to our Phase 2 qualifying schools:

University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School - Slides

Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School - Slides | Video

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Slides

Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University - Slides | Video

University of Michigan - Tauber Institute for Global Operations - Slides | Video

Purdue University- Krannert School of Management - Slides | Video

Case Competition Overview

Schools from across the US and around the globe have been invited to participate in the 2016 GSCMI Inercollege Case Competition. Written by Center Director Dr. Ananth Iyer & Eyal Barash, the case emphasizes the conference theme of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & the Global Supply Chain Impact.  The student competition consists of two phases. The 1st phase occurring in November served as a virtual qualifying round to select the top 6 teams to participate in this final phase.  In the Phase1, teams were presented with a case problem in which they were asked to submit a PowerPoint slide presentation of their recommendations.  These recommendations were then judged by a blind panel of academic evaluators on the basis of strategic vision, practicality of implementation, use of quantitative analysis to develop a strategy, consideration of resources, and overall solution viability. 

The six teams participating in this final phase receive the case on Thursday, January 28th before the conference. This case provides student teams with new case materials, questions and problems for the team to reconsider as they build on their 1st phase case presentation. All 6 invited teams work through the night to develop their new problem solution and prepare tirelessly to present the new solution before the panel of industry judges and all our attendees here at the conference on Friday, January 29, 2016. The top three teams with the most compelling solutions will be announced at the end of the conference and will receive cash awards for their efforts thanks to generous funding from our founding partner firms and our event sponsors- GM & ArcelorMittal.