What is a 'Student Case Competition'?
Teams of students are given a supply chain problem to be solved using a computer simulation game. Teams will develop solutions and then present orally their rationale for the solutions.

Teams will receive the case, complete a practice round and one real round prior to attending the competition. The balance of the case will be completed on-site within 2 days. Please see the agenda for details.

Who is eligible to compete?

Any full-time university student who is an APICS member is eligible to compete. There are two competition divisions: one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. Most students will have operations management, supply chain management, industrial engineering, or an MBA academic background, but this is not a requirement.

Teams must be made up of 3-5 students. There can only be up to three teams from one school. If you are not already an APICS member, you can join online for FREE!

Why should you compete?
  • Utilize skills and concepts learned in school.
  • Impress your professors and fellow students.
  • Compare your educational experiences with other students.
  • Add a unique activity to your resume.
  • Network with operations management professionals.
  • Supply chain simulation game is lots of fun and challenging. 
  • Earn prize money! All teams will receive prize money to help reimburse registration, hotel, and travel costs. Winning teams will receive larger prizes. Minimum prize money per team is $400 but may change, depending on donations received.

Date & Time: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30AM till Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:30PM

Location: San Diego, CA. Hotel: TBA

Event Cost/Registration Information:  Click here

Download 1-page flyer with summary of the event here

Download a PowerPoint file for more information here

APICS West Coast Student Case Competition Winners

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