2017 Great Lakes APICS case competition

2/17/2017

A team of four College of Business graduate students took fifth place at the Great Lakes APICS competition held in Illinois February 17-19, 2017.

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management.

Dr. Yi-Su Chen, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, helped the student team prepare for the competition. Students were asked to play three rounds of a simulation game called Fresh Connection, which required them to apply theory learned in the classroom. Students used their knowledge of supply chain management, sales, operation, and purchasing to establish the best ROI for their simulated company. Accumulated ROI from three rounds of simulation, together with scores from a required five minute presentation, were used to judge each team's performance.

The team included four COB graduate students, Justin Abboud (MS-Supply Chain), Sreeraj Srinivasan (MS-Supply Chain), Pradeeep Khare (MS-Business Analytics), and Claire Madro (MBA Supply Chain Management Concentration). 

The competition involved teams from 31 schools in the Great Lakes region, including Purdue University, University of Illinois, Grand Valley State University, and Loyola University. The top 24 teams advanced to the finals.

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