UNI Supply Chain Students Compete at World Class Event

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For the fourth year in a row, UNIBusiness Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) students participated in the General Motors/Wayne State Case Competition. The UNI student team consisted of Ben Vaske, Eliot Boisjolie, Minhchau Chau and Scott Aamodt. They were led by Chris Schrage, the advisor for UNI SCMA. The team placed third in a field of 20 teams. Some teams came from U.S. schools including Michigan State, The Ohio State, Rutgers, Colorado State, and Florida State, to name a few, plus international teams from top supply chain schools in Poland, Mexico, and Brazil. The competition was world class.

The competitive event consisted of multiple components. First, the team analyzed a real GM supply chain situation. Second, they made recommendations to a panel of judges. The panel consisted of executives at GM, Denso, Leer, and Ryder. The winning team in each pool competed for a second time in the final round. During the second round, they pitched their ideas to the top tier Supply Chain executives at GM.

Aamodt found value in competing in this case competition. "What I took away from the Detroit supply chain case competition was that it was just one big learning experience. A big takeaway is that a real life problem is never going to have one "perfect" solution, and this case exemplified that." The students learned a lot from the competition aspect, but Boisjolie also enjoyed the networking opportunity that the competition brought. "It was a great opportunity to network with business professionals while also networking with and meeting students from other universities across the country. The GM case competition was one of the most rewarding experiences I could have while also having fun."

Not only is this a rewarding competition to take part in, but many UNI students who competed in past years also received career opportunities from the experience. Every year a UNI team has competed, one student has received a full summer internship. Four students have received career offers and one student has been with GM for over a year. We are still waiting to hear back on the outcome of the interviews. Vaske was very grateful for that component of the competition: "The fact that I had the opportunity to interview for internships with GM and Ryder while I was there, was an amazing experience that I otherwise would not have had."

Overall, the students enjoyed the networking and learning experiences they received from the General Motors/Wayne State Case Competition. Chau added, "I loved the opportunity to represent UNI and I would highly recommend everyone to get involved and participate."

Posted on 18-Oct-16


  






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UNI Supply Chain Students Compete at World Class Event

SupplyChainArticle.png

For the fourth year in a row, UNIBusiness Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) students participated in the General Motors/Wayne State Case Competition. The UNI student team consisted of Ben Vaske, Eliot Boisjolie, Minhchau Chau and Scott Aamodt. They were led by Chris Schrage, the advisor for UNI SCMA. The team placed third in a field of 20 teams. Some teams came from U.S. schools including Michigan State, The Ohio State, Rutgers, Colorado State, and Florida State, to name a few, plus international teams from top supply chain schools in Poland, Mexico, and Brazil. The competition was world class.

The competitive event consisted of multiple components. First, the team analyzed a real GM supply chain situation. Second, they made recommendations to a panel of judges. The panel consisted of executives at GM, Denso, Leer, and Ryder. The winning team in each pool competed for a second time in the final round. During the second round, they pitched their ideas to the top tier Supply Chain executives at GM.

Aamodt found value in competing in this case competition. "What I took away from the Detroit supply chain case competition was that it was just one big learning experience. A big takeaway is that a real life problem is never going to have one "perfect" solution, and this case exemplified that." The students learned a lot from the competition aspect, but Boisjolie also enjoyed the networking opportunity that the competition brought. "It was a great opportunity to network with business professionals while also networking with and meeting students from other universities across the country. The GM case competition was one of the most rewarding experiences I could have while also having fun."

Not only is this a rewarding competition to take part in, but many UNI students who competed in past years also received career opportunities from the experience. Every year a UNI team has competed, one student has received a full summer internship. Four students have received career offers and one student has been with GM for over a year. We are still waiting to hear back on the outcome of the interviews. Vaske was very grateful for that component of the competition: "The fact that I had the opportunity to interview for internships with GM and Ryder while I was there, was an amazing experience that I otherwise would not have had."

Overall, the students enjoyed the networking and learning experiences they received from the General Motors/Wayne State Case Competition. Chau added, "I loved the opportunity to represent UNI and I would highly recommend everyone to get involved and participate."

Posted on 18-Oct-16







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