Four teams of supply chain management students participated in the event, with Jennylee Quach, Victoria De Leon, Bao Hoang, Hani Jamil and Fernando Zambrano earning the final prize of $2,000.
Besting 12 teams in a preliminary round, the students were presented with a supply chain problem by Wilson Perumel & Company, a strategy consulting firm, focusing on Motorola’s BCS department. Students had one week to prepare their solutions, with an additional week to make adjustments for the final round.
“We approached the problem in potential supply chain strategies,” said Jamil, a supply chain management and finance sophomore. “A lot of us had never participated in a case competition, but our solution was a streamlined, low-risk supply chain strategy that would increase our cash flow in the end.”