Student Case Competition
APICS-Chicago and APICS Fox River Case Competition
Student Chapter Case Competition
Tuesday, February 13th, 6:00
pm - 8:30 pm
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
3241 S. Federal St, Chicago 60610
Room - Alumni Lounge
IIT - Main Campus Map
Parking will be in
Lot B5 (CLICK HERE for
off of Federal St, behind Hermann Hall
A Printable Dashboard Parking permit will be emailed to registered attendees
the evening before the event.
Additional Parking Permits will be available at the registration desk
$10 Members & Non Members Pizza &
CLICK HERE to Register Online
Student Chapter Business Case Competition
Business Case Competition, using The Fresh Connection,
will have the area's University Student Chapter teams working on The Fresh Connection simulation.
This is the same Case Competition/Simulation that the Loyola Team mastered when they
took 1st at last February's Great Lakes District Competition, going on to WIN
the 2017 APICS International Competition at October's Conference . As in past, Teams will be focused on issues that most APICS members, and businesses in general are confronted by -
planning, cross-functional coordination of activities, vendor selection, lead-times, production management,
customer service, and, in particular, how all of these concerns, large and small, come together in terms of
financial results as measured by ROI over the mid-and-long term. In short, these teams will work toward improving
functional execution to drive overall improvement. The advantage that the simulation provides is that it will compress
time so that the participating teams, and us - the attendees, will be able to see the efforts and the effects.
What are the keys to effectively driving a high
performance supply chain? Join us at APICS HQ for this Business
Case Competition to see the answers and the actions that lead to them.
This Case Competition is being sponsored in joint by APICS-Chicago and APICS
Why did we decide to use The Fresh Connection simulation as the center-piece of
a Case Competition? One reason is that it is a great simulation that provides
strong experience. While we are unable to give every student real-time work
experience in their chosen profession, through simulation we can provide insight
into the interactions and challenges that they will face going forward.
To provide our Student Chapters
with experience, the APICS-Chicago & the APICS Fox River Chapters hold
their own Case Competition.
Here's how it will work -
Six schools are invited: GSU; IIT; Loyola; NEIU; NIU; and SIU. Each school
is to field a 5 person team. Starting at
the end of January each school will be given access to two rounds of
The Fresh Connection simulation to use as practice. In early February each team will receive another two rounds of The Fresh Connection
simulation to complete in approximately one week (each round
represents 6 months of business activity).The ROIs from these two rounds of
The Fresh Connection simulation will count toward their competition scores.
On February 13th, each school will come to the evening PDM at
IIT-Hermann Hall and
representatives of each school will have one-hour to complete a third round and
final round of The Fresh Connection simulation, and to make a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation
covering their assumptions and actions. The scores for each school from all
three rounds of The Fresh Connection will be tallied. The
judges will score the presentations. The scores for The Fresh Connection
simulation will be added to the scores for the presentations and the
awards will be announced.
Join us on February 13 to learn what supply chain
simulations can provide, and/or to cheer on your favorite team.
The awards will be: $320 for first place; $240 for second
place; and $120 for third place.
6:00 – 6:45 PM – Registration and Networking
6:30 – 7:15 PM –- Pizza and Chapter
Business, Introduce Judges
7:00 – 7:20 PM --- Details of The
Fresh Connection business case.
7:20 – 7:50 PM –- Presentations
7:50 – 8:15 PM –- Case
8:15 – 8:30 PM –- Awards
to go to The Fresh Connection's commercial website and view additional information on The Fresh Connection simulation.
Join us for this informative and unique event, look into
Operations Management for the next decade with us, and help our
Student Chapters -
Sign-up on-line now!
APICS-Chicago and APICS Fox River wish to
express their sincere
thanks to IIT for making Hermann Hall available for this event