Owen Team Takes Home First Prize in Global Supply Chain Management Case Competition
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Feb 23, 2009
A team of MBA students from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management took home top honors at the fourth annual Global Supply Chain Management MBA Case Competition, besting a competitive group of graduate business students representing 19 of the world’s top MBA programs. Team members included Owen students Liz Wu, Erika Bacon, Brad Cayer and Roe Rogers.
The two-phase annual contest – hosted by Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management – is considered among the top case competitions dedicated to operations and supply chain issues. This year’s challenge for participating teams required in-depth exploration of the benefits and risks with changing the business platform for a fictitious automotive-related manufacturing firm amidst global pricing pressure, wage competition for its best managers and employees, an unchanged supply network and untested export opportunities abroad.
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The top three teams took home cash and prizes provided by the event’s corporate sponsors, including Kimberly-Clark, Eaton Corporation and Unilever.
Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management is ranked as a top institution by BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and Forbes. For more information about Owen, visit www.owen.vanderbilt.edu.