The 1st Global Supply Chain Case Competition

The First Global Supply Chain Case Competition by USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Welcome to the First Global Supply Chain Case Competition by USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute!

Thank you for participating and supporting our mission to bring together the best and brightest undergraduate and postgraduate student teams from around the world.

As we get closer to the date, here are some important case competition requirements and timeline:

  • Complete the Team Registration Form before September 20, 2022, by 11:59 pm PST. Team Registration Form link:
  • Each team must have a Faculty Advisor who will provide guidance throughout the competition. The Team Advisor must be an active or current member of the faculty at the university that the team is representing.
  • Students must provide proof of undergraduate/postgraduate enrollment.
  • A one-page letter introducing your team (8.5 x 11/letter size, font size 12, single space, PDF format) is required. The letter must include information about the team’s distinguishing characteristics as well as your motivation for entering the case competition.
  • Each team must submit a two-minute video introducing their team members and the university they are representing, in addition to the introduction letter.
  • Each team member is required to submit a CV or resume.

*To complete the Team Member Registration Form, you must provide and meet the requirements listed above. All files must be uploaded via the Team Member Registration Form.

  • September 26, 2022, at 5:00 PM PST (Virtual) – The event will kick off with a virtual welcome reception for all the team participants.
  • September 26, 2022 at 8:00 PM PST (Via Email at Problem statements will be assigned to the Teams. 
  • October 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM PST (Via Email at – Preliminary/Round 1 (Virtual) – Research, analyze, and create a set of action plans for the Problem Statement in the form of an Executive Summary Report (Executive summary: A maximum of three pages, 8.5 x 11/letter size, font size 12, single space, PDF format, APA style). The top 10 teams will be shortlisted and will advance to the semi-finals or Round 2 will be notified via email on October 10th, 2022.  
  • October 15, 2022 at 2:30 PM PST Time – Semi-final/Round 2 (Virtual) – Team Presentations (15-minute presentation + 10-minute Q&A). Top 5 teams will be shortlisted and qualify for the Finals will be notified via email on October 17th, 2022.  
  • October 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM PST Time – Finals/Round 3 (Virtual) – Final Team Presentations (15-minute presentation + 10-minute Q&A) & Awarding of Top 3 winning teams. 
  • To learn more about the case competition, visit: 

The USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute will hold its first virtual global supply chain case competition in October 2022. The case competition will bring together the best and brightest undergraduate student teams from around the world to engage in and determine potential solutions to the most pressing needs of the supply chain.

This is an excellent platform for students all over the world to hone their current skillsets while also gaining new inspiration and expanding their technical knowledge. We want to encourage the development of potential case solutions based on real-life business situations, provide real-time experience, and raise awareness of specific organizational challenges in key global markets. Winners of the competition receive international recognition as well as a cash prize, and their cases may be considered for international publication.

  • Teams: Three to five current undergraduate students on each team, should all be from the same university and must apply with a faculty advisor. We accept multiple teams from the same university.
  • Rounds: There will bee three rounds of elimination.
  • Judges: A panel of industry experts, including CEOs, top executives, and consultants.

Case Competition Timeline


Registration Opens(Virtual)

June 1, 2022, 12:00 PM PST


Registration Deadline

September 30, 2022, 12:00 PM PST


Preliminary Round 1 (Virtual)

October 1, 2022

Research, analyze and develop a set of action plans, make recommendations for the Problem Statements and Reports

Top 20 teams will be shortlisted and qualify for Semi-final


Semi-final Round 2 (Virtual)

October 15, 2022


Top 10 teams will be shortlisted and qualify for the Finals


Final Round 3 (Virtual)

Final Presentations on October 22nd, 2022

Top 3 winning teams will be recognized as 3rd place, 2nd place & Champions (1st place).


1st Prize Winner: USD 5000

2nd Prize Winner: USD 3000

3rd Prize Winner: USD 1500

Registration/Application Process:

Registration process can start with sending an initial communication and scheduled dates with the prize’s information. Application must include the following:

  • Team of 3 – 5 students only (names, student ID, phone etc.)
  • Students must provide proof of undergraduate enrollment
  • University Details
  • Mentor Details (if any) Or Faculty Advisors

The teams compete to solve challenging business problems given by the Sponsors. Then, each team presents their solution to a panel of judges, who evaluate the analysis, recommendations, arguments, and presentations.

The winning teams will receive monetary prizes of $5000, $3000, and $1500 respectively for the First, Second and Third place.

Round 1 (20 Groups):

Brief description of how the team will approach the given problem statement at hand, a methodology of how the team intends to solve the problem and an insight into what their prospective/provisional solution will be.

Round 2 (10 Groups): Presentations from the shortlisted teams with concluded solutions to the given problem statement backed up with data, strong arguments and references to prove their case. Judging criteria could be – Deck Presentations and layout, Approach to the problem, Argument Strength, Data, Time Limit, recommendations etc.

Round 3 (3 Groups): Top 3 teams to present the final solutions and suggestions with presentation format.


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