Ten Plus Supply Chain Case Dual Challenge

MBA and Undergraduate Supply Chain Management
Case Competition



1st Place MBA Team Rutgers University
2nd Place MBA Team University of Pittsburgh
1st Place Undergraduate Team Stevens Institute of Technology
2nd Place Undergratuate Team Rider University


Eligibility Current MBA and Undergraduate students

Livingston Campus: 100 Rock

Participation Teams of 4 members
Sponsored by Center for Supply Chain Management
Contact Professor Rudolf Leuschner

The purpose of this event is to bring together teams from BIG10 Universities and other competitive Universities to participate in a competitive supply chain case challenge. The competition will be held, March 31 - April 1, 2016 in New Brunswick, NJ and will include parallel events for Graduate teams and for Undergraduate teams.  Universities may sign up one undergraduate team, one graduate team, or both.

The competition will consist of a preliminary round and a final round.  In each challenge, there are two tracks in the preliminary round and a final round.  Prizes include $3,000 for the first place, $1,500 for the second place, and $500 for the best presentation award. The competition will also feature a recruiting event with members of our corporate sponsor board.  Each team will consist of four students and one faculty advisor.  The competition participants will be housed at the New Brunswick Hyatt Regency Hotel and the competition will be held in our new business building on the New Brunswick campus.



Please contact Professor Rudolf Leuschner to register for the competition.  The registration fee is $125 per team.



In addition to the registration fee, Universities are only responsible for transportation to the hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. The other costs, such as hotel, meals and local transportation are covered by Rutgers Business School and its corporate sponsors.


Tentative Competition Agenda

Friday, March 25, 2016
Cases are sent to team leaders; Q&A session with case writers on March 28th 
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Travel Day and Reception 
  • Teams arrive before 6:00PM at Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ
  • 7:00-9:00PM: Reception
    • Overview of the Competition Day
    • Drawing of Track Team Assignments
Friday, April 1, 2016
Competition Day
  • 6:00AM-6:45AM: Breakfast
  • 7:00AM: Transit to competition at 100 Rock building
  • Preliminary Round Tracks start at 8:00AM
    • First: 8:00–8:40
    • Second: 8:45–9:25
    • Third: 9:30–10:10
    • Fourth: 10:15–10:55
  • 11:30AM-12:30PM: Lunch
  • 12:00PM: Announcement of track winners and drawing of the presentation assignments
  • 12:30PM: Instructions and extension of case to track winners
  • 12:30PM-3:00 PM: Finalists prepare for final round and other teams attend recruiting event
  • Final round presentations: All finalists hand in their materials for the final round at 3:00PM
    • First  presentation: 3:00–3:45    
    • Second presentation: 3:50–4:35
    • Third presentation: 4:40–5:25
    • Fourth presentation: 5:30–6:15
  • 6:30 PM-10:00 PM: Dinner Reception
    • Announcement of Winners
    • Presentation of Awards
    • Networking
  • 10:30 PM: Return to hotel
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Teams return*

*Note: An optional extension of the hotel, to allow teams to visit New York City on Saturday, April 2nd can be arranged. The participating Universities will be responsible for that extra night at the group rate we secured.


Corporate Sponsors

  • Bayer HealthCare
  • Becton Dickinson (BD)
  • Caterpillar
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Exel
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mounment Chemical
  • Novartis
  • Panasonic
  • Pfizer
  • PSEG
  • Schindler Elevator
  • Verizon
  • WeiserMazars