Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the DTC.
Operation Stimulus gives students the opportunity to test their supply chain management skills in mock scenarios that professionals might encounter. This year’s case study focused on logistics and transportation, and students were tasked with coming up with a transportation plan for international shipping. Wayne State’s team was comprised of Jack Floyd, Rachel Cyranski, Jack Mazur, Sabrina Kharsa and Keisha Heitkamp. The team received perfect scores from all three judges in the preliminary round, which is rare in a lot of case competitions, and took first place in the student supply chain jeopardy challenge.
Mazur said despite not winning the overall contest, “The competition gives Wayne State a chance to compete against schools from around the country and to positively represent our program at a nationally respected organization.”
The University of North Texas took first place in the overall competition and the University of North Iowa came in third.