Meeting/Event Information

Ivy College of Business / APICS - CI

April 12, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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ISU Gerdin Hall
Wallace Road at Gerdin Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Ivy College of Business / APICS - CI

Inaugural Undergraduate Regional Supply Chain Management

Case Competition

Thursday April 11, 2019 through Saturday April 13, 2019


Hosted by

Ivy Supply Chain Forum, Iowa State University


APICS – Central Iowa


It is my privilege to extend an invitation to the Inaugural Undergraduate Regional Supply Chain Management Case Competition.  The competition is Thursday April 11 through Saturday April 13, 2019.


To participate in this exciting learning opportunity, please indicate your interest in participating by December 14th, 2018.  Use the contact information at the end of this note.  Team registration fee is $300.


The mission of this case competition is to

  • Provide an exceptional learning experience for supply chain management undergraduate students
  • Promote supply chain management as a field of academic study as well as a professional career path
  • Showcase corporate partners who support the case competition and hire supply chain students
  • Build connections between universities and corporate partners
  • Offer leadership and learning opportunities for supply chain management students
  • Enhance problem-solving, team, leadership, and communication skills for supply chain students
  • Provide financial support to undergraduate students via cash prizes


Each school selects a team of four undergraduate students and an academic advisor to attend the event.  The teams have 24 hours to prepare recommendations and present their solutions to a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. 


Cash Awards:               1st Place Team                                        $2,000

            2nd Place Team                                       $1,200

            3rd place Team                                           $800

            Outstanding Individual Presenter                 $500


Hotel Information









Case Competition Schedule - abridged

Thursday April 11 – Saturday April 13, 2019


Thursday – Travel Day & Opening Reception

7:30 pm                        Opening Reception at Hotel (Brief program at 8 pm)

Friday – Students - Case Release & Case Preparation

8:00 – 9:00 am              Breakfast (included with hotel)

9:30 – 11:00 am            Staggered Case release

Noon                            Lunch provided


Throughout day             Case preparation – individual break-out rooms will be available all day and through the night for each team

                                    Hospitality room will be available until 2am with snacks and beverages

                                    Dinner on your own

Faculty/Advisors          Agenda is TBD – we are planning substantive activities for part of the day

Saturday – Competition Day & Awards Dinner

                                    Breakfast (included with hotel)

9:30 – 11:30 am            Morning Flights

                                    Group/Team Photos

Noon – 1:30 pm            Lunch

1:30 – 4 pm                  Championship Round

4:30 pm                        Awards announced and Competition is concluded




Covered Expenses

Breakfasts and lunches

Transportation to/from hotel and all events


Non-Covered Expenses

Transportation to/from Ames, Iowa

Hotel Rooms (Discounted rates apply in a block)


$300 Competition Fee



Primary Points of Contact


Eric Smith, Lecturer of Supply Chain Management

Faculty Director – Supply Chain Management Case Competitions

Supply Chain & Information Systems Department, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University, [email protected], mobile: 515.537.4060


Suzanne Lyndon, Competition Event Coordinator

Ivy College of Business Event Planner

515.294.1504, [email protected]


On behalf of the Ivy Supply Chain Forum & APICS - CI, we hope a team from your university will be among our honored guests.  To participate in this exciting opportunity, please confirm your interest in participating by December 14th, 2016.  Use the contact information below.  Registration materials will be sent out to participating teams in February, 2019.

The Ivy Supply Chain Forum resides in Iowa State University’s Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business and serves as a world class forum for the exchange of current and future supply chain challenges for further exploration and solutions for creating efficient and effective supply chains. It currently has 11 industry members.

For more information, visit:


APICS Central Iowa builds and validates knowledge in supply chain and operations management. We enable our community of members, affiliates and customers to lead in a global marketplace.


APICS Central Iowa is the leading professional member association for supply chain management.  We serve over 200 professional/student members and have been active for more than 20 years.  APICS Central Iowa is a non-profit educational organization addressing today’s operations and supply chain management challenges.  In addition to our educational offerings, we provide professional development opportunities and tours to our members and guests.

For more information, visit: