Our congratulations to Olin Graduate students Teja Mysore (MBA 2017), Cheyenne Martins (MBA/EECE 2016), Shun Li (MSSCM 2016) and Marcus Lei (MSSCM 2016) for their third place showing at the Purdue Case Competition event last weekend. Six finalist schools battled it out in the finals after a preliminary elimination round narrowed it to just those six schools. The finalist schools were the University of North Carolina, University of Illinois, Pennsylvania State University, The University of Michigan, Purdue and Washington University in St. Louis.
Schools from across the US and around the globe were invited to participate in the 2016 GSCMI Inercollege Case Competition. Written by Center Director Dr. Ananth Iyer & Eyal Barash, the case emphasized the conference theme of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & the Global Supply Chain Impact. The student competition consisted of two phases. The 1st phase occurred in November served as a virtual qualifying round to select the top six teams to participate in the final phase.
The six teams participating in this final phase received 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 six 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 were announced at the end of the conference and will receive cash awards for their efforts thanks to generous funding from founding partner firms and event sponsors- GM & ArcelorMittal.
Congratulations winners! 1st place: Penn State University; 2nd place: UNC; 3rd place: Washington University of St. Louis