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

2022 Details

Oct. 6 - Oct. 9, 2022

GM Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

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

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Participating schools:
Bowling Green State University
Central Michigan University
Colorado State University
Grand Valley State University
Howard University
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Miami University
Michigan State University
New Mexico State University
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Iowa
Tecnológico de Monterrey - Mexico
Texas Tech University
Wayne State University
Weber State University
West Virginia University
Western Michigan University

2022 Timeline and competition schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 5
3 p.m. | International schools arrive

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

DAY 2 | Friday, Oct. 7
7:30-8:30 a.m. | Buffet breakfast
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Competition preliminary round presentations
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Plant tour and lunch
5-8:30 p.m. | Dinner and entertainment

DAY 3 | Saturday, Oct. 8
7:30-8:30 a.m. | Buffet breakfast
8:30-8:45 a.m. | Region winners and twist announcement
9-11:30 a.m. | Risk management workshop activity
12-3 p.m. | Lunch, networking and recruiting
1-4 p.m. | Competition final round presentations
5:45-9:30 p.m. | Awards banquet dinner cruise

Sunday, Oct. 9
12 p.m. | Hotel check-out time


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