FALL 2021 NATIONAL CASE COMPETITION
Welcome to the Fall 2021 Virtual Supply Chain Case Competition
November 4th – November 7th
This completely VIRTUAL case competition allows teams of Arizona State University students of various disciplines and grade levels to experience the practical applications of SCM by working together to propose innovative solutions to a company provided case. This case competition will be on a national scale allowing you to compete with students from other top universities: Howard University, Florida International University, Clark Atlanta University, and North Carolina A&T University.
Students will receive the case materials on November 4th and work on this case throughout the rest of the day until submitting at the end of day November 5th. On Saturday, students will have the opportunity to present their solutions to a panel of judges and the top team from each university will be chosen. The top teams will then receive an additional inquiry to consider and on Sunday will present their final solutions to the judges.
Thank you to this year’s sponsor: Dell.
Please register at this link here: https://dell2.avature.net/asuscmacase?jobId=50557
Contact Claire Tanoue at email@example.com for details and questions.
WHEN AND WHERE?
The Fall 2021 National Case Competition will be held completely virtual this year.
Prior to the start of the Case Competition, SCMA will be hosting a Case Competition Prep meeting on Wednesday 10/27 at 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (PST) in collaboration with Olivia Del Viscio from Career Management and Employee Engagement (CMEE)! Olivia will talk about best practices in approaching & participating in a case competition as well as have time for students to ask questions. To clarify, nothing case-specific will be discussed at this event and instead, it will be focused on professional development. This event is voluntary and it will be in person (location TBD).
The competition will begin with case handouts at the Case Competition Kick-Off event on Thursday 11/4 at 10 AM (CST) and students will have until Friday 11/5 at 11:59 PM (CST) to work on their case presentation and solution. The first round of presentations will be on Saturday 11/6 (time TBD) and the top team from each university will be chosen. These five teams will then present again on Sunday 11/7 (time TBD). There will be a Q&A Session by our host sponsor, Dell, on Friday 11/5 (time TBD).
*Refer to the attached event schedule (TBD) for further details or the “When do my team members and I need to be available” section below*
SCHEDULE FOR COMPETITION
*ALL TIMES ARE IN CST TIME*
Case Competition Kick Off (Case hand-out) - Th November 4th | 10 AM (CST)
Dell Q&A Session - F November 5th | TIME TBD (CST)
CASE COMPETITION SUBMISSION - F November 5th | 11:59 PM (CST)
First Round of Team Presentations - Sat November 6th | Time TBD (CST)
Final Round of Team Presentations & Awards Ceremony - Sun November 7th | Time TBD (CST)
On Saturday 11/5, all teams will be required to attend the Opening Ceremony (Time TBD) where presentation times and schedule will be announced. Following lunch (which will be provided by SCMA), judges will pick a top team from each of the five participating universities to proceed to the final round. Immediately following this, the top 5 teams will receive an additional question from Dell that they will present on Sunday 11/7 to the panel of judges.
WHEN DO MY TEAM MEMBERS AND I NEED TO BE AVAILABLE?
Each team must have at least one team member in attendance at the Case Comp Kick Off on Thursday 11/4 at 10 AM (CST). In addition, all team members must be present on Saturday 11/6 at the beginning for the Opening Ceremony (Time TBD (CST)) and for your specific presentation time; as well as at the finalist presentations and Awards Ceremony the next day, Sunday 11/7 (time TBD).
Lastly, Dell will be hosting a Q&A session on Friday 11/5 (TIME TBD) where they will be addressing any questions or concerns about the case, as well as offering any suggestions they may have for the competition. This event is optional but a great opportunity to network with company representatives and learn more about the company!!!
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
What are the prizes:
Additional swag from Dell and other companies may be provided
*prize amount is split equally among each member of winning team*
HOW IS PARTICIPATION STRUCTURED?
Participants will compete in teams of four. The only requirement is that at least one team member must be a paid 2021-22 SCMA member and majoring in Supply Chain Management. Other team members can be from outside of SCMA and/or W. P. Carey. All participants must be traditional undergraduate students.
When and where your team works is completely up to your team’s discretion.
All official events, such as the Presentation Days, Case Competition Kick Off, Dell’s Q&A Session, etc. will be completely virtual and team presentations on Saturday 11/6 and Sunday 11/7 will be live!