General Motors/Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Supply Chain Case Competition

Welcome to the GM/WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business Supply Chain Case Competition, an event that engages some of the best and brightest supply chain students from universities around the country and across the globe.

Through this invitation-only case competition, students are welcomed to Detroit for an in-depth look at the supply chain systems that support the automotive industry and its high-tech vehicles. Student teams compete against each other and showcase their talents to some of the auto industry's top firms. Competitors will be presented with the challenge of procuring advanced technology components while considering global business issues at play like logistics, costs, sustainability and more. The competition is limited to 20 teams.


Each invited school may send one team of up to four students. Faculty advisors of each school will receive a registration link directly. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Kevin Ketels at

2023 Details

Oct. 19 - Oct. 21 2023

Sunday, Oct. 22 
11:00 a.m. Hotel check out time 

GM Renaissance Center and the Mike Ilitch School of Business, Detroit MI

Wayne State University contacts:
Kevin Ketels, faculty lead |
Pam William, event manager |

Connect with us:
Follow our GM/WSU Supply Chain Case Competition Facebook page

Participating schools:

Bowling Green State University 
Central Michigan University 
Colorado State University 
Grand Valley State University 
Howard University 
Indiana University - Indianapolis 
Iowa State University 
Kansas State University 
Miami University 
Michigan State University 
New Mexico State University 
Technologico de Monterrey - Mexico 
Texas Tech University 
North Carolina A&T State University 
University of North Dakota 
University of Northern Iowa 
Wayne State University 
Weber State University 
West Virginia University 
Western Michigan University

2023 Timeline and competition schedule

DAY 1 | Thursday, Oct. 19 
2-5 p.m. | Arrivals and hotel check-in 
2-5 p.m. │ Competition registration 
6-8 p.m. | Opening reception, region/timeslot drawing 

DAY 2 | Friday, Oct. 20 
7:30-9 a.m. | Buffet breakfast 
10:15 a.m. │ Departure & Travel to Ilitch Business School 
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Competition preliminary round presentations 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. │ Networking Information Tables  
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. │Lunch 
3 p.m. │Departure & Tour Outing 
6 p.m. | Dinner on your own 

DAY 3 | Saturday, Oct. 21 
7:30-9 a.m. | Buffet breakfast 
8:30-8:45 a.m. | Region winners and twist announcement 
9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.| Breakout sessions 
11-1 p.m. | Lunch  
1-4 p.m. | Competition finals 
6-9 p.m. | Awards banquet  

Sunday, Oct. 22
11 a.m. | Hotel check-out time 



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