Wayne State University supply chain students place second at ISM Global Case Competition

Winning teamA team of global supply chain management students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University came in second place out of 15 competing finalists at the 2022 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Global Case Competition.

The Ilitch School team included Hamad Aziz, Salwa Omar, Vedika Salva and M.B.A. student Jaideep Singh. Of all the teams selected as finalists, Wayne State was the only university to have undergraduate students on the team. Wayne State placed ahead of in-state competitors from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business (third place) and received a $3,000 prize for placing second.

The competition gave students the opportunity to gain real-world case-solving experience within supply chain management while applying their knowledge and diverse perspectives to a solution. Students received the case in January and presented their solutions virtually. Finalists were invited to present in person at the ISM World Annual Conference in Orlando, FL in May.

Ilitch School conference attendeesThe world-class event provided an environment of education and experience, bringing together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals, and the solution-driven suppliers that support them. Attendees enjoyed rich in-person networking and breakout sessions.

While ISM covered conference registration fees for students selected to participate in the final round, the Ilitch School’s supply chain program gathered contributions from its corporate partners to send an additional seven students to watch and support WSU’s competing team. A number of additional WSU alumni attended the conference as content experts and presenters.

Photos of the WSU contingent can be viewed on the Ilitch School’s Flickr page.

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