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Grainger Center Students Place Third in National Undergraduate Case Competition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A group of BBA students from the Wisconsin School of Business recently placed third in a national supply chain competition hosted by the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

The team of students, all undergraduates enrolled in the supply chain management specialization, competed with 13 other teams from across the country at the National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition. The team included Saskia Burmeister (BBA’14), Justin Jaeger (BBA’15), Kevin Pickett (BBA ‘14), and Hannah Wikum (BBA ‘16).

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At the competition, the team analyzed a live case for 3M: “Supply Chain Solutions for a Growing Asia-Pacific Market in Reflective Materials.” The Wisconsin School of Business team created a comprehensive recommendation for how 3M should design and implement a supply chain network in the growing Asia-Pacific market. The students utilized the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom to address multiple aspects of supply chain including sourcing, logistics, demand management, capacity, and customer service.

The team was awarded a cash prize of $1,000 and finished behind the teams from the Carlson School of Management (first place) and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (second place).

The full list of competing schools includes:

  • Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business
  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Iowa State University, College of Business
  • Penn State University, Smeal College of Business
  • Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management
  • Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
  • University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
  • University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wisconsin School of Business