Supply chain management students take first place in skills competition

Wayne State University supply chain management students took first place overall in the Weber State University supply chain skills competition that took place Feb. 22 – Feb. 24 in Ogden, Utah. 

The team comprised of Justin Adsitt-Weiner, Rachel Jones, Brent Steinacker and Mary-Margaret Murphy, participated in supply chain knowledge-based jeopardy (25 percent of total score) and a 24-hour case analysis case competition (75 percent of total score). The case was based on automotive supplier, Autoliv, which has airbag manufacturing facilities in Ogden. Students were given a guided tour of the Autoliv facility prior to receiving the case.

Hugo Decampos, assistant professor of global supply chain management, coached the team and said he was impressed with the students’ overall performance.

“I commend them not only for their performance in both preparation and in competition, but also in how well they networked and interacted with the other schools present,” Decampos said.

“The team was formed last fall and met regularly with me since then, working on case analysis skills and on refining multi-criteria decision making skills. Their hard work and preparation paid off. They were great ambassadors for the Mike Ilitch School of Business.”

Their performance followed a second place finish a month ago by a different group of supply chain management students at the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case competition in Denver, CO. 

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