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The 1st Global Supply Chain Case Competition

The First Global Supply Chain Case Competition by USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute

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

Presentations

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 form is available on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/preview?eid=327420833527/

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.

 

For more information, please reach out to zinmarso@marshall.usc.edu