University of Houston (Team 2) took first place in the Graduate Division. Second place was awarded to another team from University of Houston (Team 13).
University of Portland (Team 19) took first place in the Undergraduate Division. Second place was awarded to University of San Diego (Team 5).
University of Houston first place team received the highest score out
of the two divisions and will be invited to compete at a case
competition at the APICS International Conference & Expo in
Orlando, FL in September.
Students were given the case problem at approximately 9 a.m. on Friday morning by case author John Newlyn, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP. At 4 p.m. that same day they submitted an executive summary case solution and PowerPoint presentation. All teams presented Friday evening to determine the top two teams from each division that would compete in the final round of judging Saturday morning. The judges for the final round were the chapter leaders of the Southwest District.
The case was based on a real digital billboard manufacturing company that was seeking recommendations for the allocation of one million dollars for business operations. Students took on the role of a consultant organization and presented their recommendation for which activities to fund. Students competed for cash awards provided by the chapters of the Southwest, Pacific Western, and Terra Grande Districts.
Teams are listed below and color-coded by District. Southwest, Pacific Western, & Terra Grande
Team 1 - Sam Houston State University
Team 4 - Portland State University
Team 5 - University of San Diego
Team 6 - Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez
Team 7 - Cal Poly Pomona
Team 8 - CSU, San Marcos
Team 9 - Cal Poly Pomona
Team 10 - Cal Poly Pomona
Team 11 - CSU, San Bernardino
Team 12 - CSU, San Bernadino
Team 17 - San Diego State University
Team 19 - University of Portland
Team 20 - CSU, Northridge
Team 24 - University of Portland
Team 2 - University of Houston
Team 13 - University of Houston
Team 14 - San Diego State University
Team 15 - Thunderbird
Team 16 - Thunderbird
Team 18 - University of Houston
Team 21 - Thunderbird
Team 22 - HULT International Business
Team 23 - HULT International Business
Team 25 - HULT International Business