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Loyola University wins International Student Team Competition at APICS 2017


SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – October 17, 2017 – Today APICS, the professional association for supply chain management, announced from its flagship event, APICS 2017, that Loyola University Chicago was the winner of the fourth annual APICS and TFC International Student Team Competition. 

During the year, APICS districts held several student case competitions, sending winning teams to compete at the APICS conference each fall. On site, teams receive a supply chain problem to solve using a computer simulation game. Teams spend two days developing their solutions and then present their work to a panel of judges. This year, teams from Binghamton University, Harvey Mudd College, Loyola University, McGill University, University of Houston, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, University of Pittsburgh, Western Washington University, University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon, University of Economics in Bratislava, HEC Montreal, National School of Applied Sciences Agadir, University of Sao Paulo and Indian Institute of Management Lucknow completed the challenge.

“The APICS and The Fresh Connection (TFC) International Student Team Competition offers valuable real-world insights into the various decision-making aspects of running a business, while developing the students’ supply chain and logistics knowledge base,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “Along with our APICS Scholar’s Education Program, scholarships, and awards, the Team Competition helps students advance their skills and professional networks in preparation for successful supply chain careers.”

The APICS and TFC International Student Team Competition final enables students to explore forward-thinking topics covering end-to-end supply chain, logistics and operations management. When the student teams aren't competing, they have the opportunity to attend APICS 2017 and learn from about their future profession from supply chain leaders.

Read more about scholarship opportunities and special programs for APICS’s 10,000+ student members on the Student Benefits page of the APICS website. For more information on APICS in general, visit or find us on TwitterLinkedIn, or Facebook. Check out the hashtag #APICS2017 to catch up on all details, news, and industry insights from this year’s conference.



APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit


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