Twelve student teams from around the globe met at APICS 2014 in spirited competition
New Orleans, LA (October 21, 2014) – APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC) is proud to name Sun Yat Sen University (from China) the overall winner of the APICS Fresh Connection Global Student Contest. A total of 12 student-led teams from around the world were selected to attend APICS 2014 and participate in the annual scholarship case competition.
Competing teams from University of Nebraska Lincoln, Thunderbird Global School of Management, University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin, University of Akron, California State University in San Bernadino, University of Puerto Rico Bayamon, HEC Montreal, Hochschule München, Germany, American University in Cairo, Egypt, Sun Yat Sen University, China, and Universidad del Pacifico, Peru presented to a panel of judges, earning points for each different scenario challenge they were given. The Fresh Connection Global Student contest challenged students to improve ROI for a fictional fruit juice company – average simulation results saw a 24 percent ROI increase.
“This competition not only gives students the opportunity to understand and problem solve real-world supply chain issues, it offers them a unique look at the global complexity of supply chain management today and encourages tackling issues with an international perspective,” said Peter Bolstorff, APICS SCC executive director. “It was a pleasure to meet these students and watch them present over the last two days – I am extremely excited to watch what these students do as they enter the workforce. I encourage students majoring in supply chain to get involved with APICS Supply Chain Council.”
HEC Montreal and California State University teams were named second and third place winners, respectively. Each winning team was awarded a scholarship to aid in their continued studies.
About APICS Supply Chain Council
APICS SCC is a foundation that advances supply chain and operations management and innovation through research, education, and publications. APICS SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR®), the supply chain management community’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. For more information, visit apicssupplychaincouncil.org.
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 40,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org, join the APICS LinkedIn group at apics.org/linkedin, and follow APICS on Twitter at twitter.com/APICS.