MBA Team Takes Third Place in Logistics Case Competion
Our MBA students: Jodie Vanderman, Brad Updegrove, Quang Dang, Hovig Vartan, Philip Cahill, and Aron Meadow excelled in their performance at the 11th Annual FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition in Fayetteville, AR. They placed third after a well contested final round where University of Maryland and Brigham Young University took first and second place respectively. The competition was held from February 28 to March 1, and was sponsored by FedEx Freight in alliance with the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business. The top three finishers were awarded $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.
Each of the 12 participating teams were given just 24 hours to review a logistics case for a start-up company in the wind turbine business. The teams acted as consulting groups charged with providing their recommendations for a supply chain plan. They presented their solutions to a panel of industry judges, who chose three finalists who competed before a second group of judges in the championship round. The winners were announced at an awards banquet on March 1. Participating universities also included the University of Arkansas, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Iowa State University, Texas Christian University, Darmstadt University of Technology of Darmstadt, Germany, and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Congratulations to our MBA students! They represented us very well and Penn State's performance was praised by all who attended.