Sign up for the Local Supply Chain Case Competition! (Deadline: March 4th)

We are looking forward to a very exciting week with the case competition this Thursday and Friday! The competition details and guidelines are highlighted below.

Who Can Compete:

Get your teams together! Teams of four undergraduate students with a minimum of one team member must be a declared Supply Chain & Operations Major.

Overview of the Competition:

The Undergraduate Supply Chain & Operations Student Club, and the Supply Chain & Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota sponsors a 24-hour Case Competition for Undergraduate Students. The purpose of the Supply Chain & Operations Case Competition is to raise awareness of the areas of supply chain and operations as both a field of study and as a potential career path. The competition includes cash prizes totaling $7,500 with $4,000 awarded to the first place team, $2,000 for second, $1,000 for the third place team and $500 for the fourth place team.

Team Prep Night:
A night where all those interested in competing are invited to learn more about the competition. Here we will also help put teams together for individuals or groups of two and three.
Where – Carlson 1-127
When – Monday, March 2nd, from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Team Sign Up:

At least one member of each team must attend to sign up. The first 12 teams to sign-up will be allowed to compete.
Where – Carlson 3-150
When – Wednesday, March 4th beginning at 10:00am

Case Release:

Each team will be notified of their case release time on Wednesday evening and the cases will then be released for team pick up on a staggered basis.
Where – Carlson 3-150
When – Thursday, March 5th from 9:00am and onward

Competition Day:

Competing teams will present to a panel of industry experts for their chance to win a share of the $7,500 in cash prizes awarded!
Where – Carlson
When – Friday, March 6th beginning at 9:00am

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you’re not interested in competing but would still like to get involved, there are opportunities to volunteer. It is a great way to build connections and network with the sponsor companies. Meals will be provided for volunteers as well as the opportunity to sit in on the finalists’ presentations and see what a case competition is all about! Volunteers are needed for judge liaisons, team liaisons, and prep-room setup.

There are two volunteer shifts:
A morning shift from 7 am-11:30 am
An afternoon shift from 11:00 am-3:30 pm

Volunteers are greatly appreciated and are key to making sure the competition runs smoothly! If interested, please contact Laura Braun at For further information regarding details of the case competition, please reach out to the SCOC executive board at