Rutgers MBA team wins Ten Plus Supply Chain Case Dual Challenge

Monday, April 3, 2017

Rutgers Business School hosted the third annual Rutgers Ten Plus Supply Chain Case Dual Challenge March 31st. The event included seven undergraduate and five graduate teams. The participants represented Big 10 Universities, including Indiana, Penn State, and Rutgers. In addition, other leading universities participating were Arizona State, Iowa State, Northeastern, Pittsburgh, Rider, Stevens, and Syracuse. 

The purpose of this event is to bring together teams from BIG10 Universities and other outstanding universities to participate in a competitive supply chain case challenge. The competition was held March 31 - April 1, 2016 in New Brunswick, and included parallel events for graduate teams and for undergraduate teams. 

Case competitions allow students to test and demonstrate their business acumen and agility, their ability to lead teams, creatively solve business needs, and present innovative ideas to industry leaders.

In the undergraduate competition, Iowa State took first place and Northeastern came in second. 

The Rutgers team of Philip Derrick, Crystal N. Bumhira, Kanika Jain and Kevin Hsu, coached by Professor Eric Larson.

The Rutgers team of Philip Derrick, Crystal N. Bumhira, Kanika Jain and Kevin Hsu, with Eric Larson, professor and Supply chain Management-MBA Program Coordinator.

In the graduate competition, the Rutgers team of Philip Derrick, Crystal N. Bumhira, Kanika Jain and Kevin Hsu, coached by Professor Thomas York earned first place. Pittsburgh finished in second place.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support from Rutgers Business School’s Center for Supply Chain Management Board Member companies.

Additionally, Johnson & Johnson hosted the awards dinner at their excellent headquarter facilities thanks to Jill Lavitsky and Len DeCandia from Johnson & Johnson. 

The judges for this event represented a wide range of companies including Dell, UPS, Panasonic, Becton-Dickinson, Teva, and Coca Cola, among others.

Professors Rudi Leuschner and Thomas York led this high-impact effort with generous support from Executive Director Sharon Lydon, professors Jim King, John Impellizzeri, and Eric Larson

Fundamentally necessary for such competitions is the case that the teams analyze.  Leuschner and Larson wrote the case on supply chain finance which received rave reviews by the students and judges.

-Sean Ireland

TAGS: Case Competition Center for Supply Chain Management Eric Larson James King John Impellizzeri Rudi Leuschner Sharon Lydon Supply Chain Management Thomas York