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Students exhibit exceptional industry knowledge and strategic thinking, moving them into the next competition round

CHICAGO, IL – February 28, 2019 – The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) and Deloitte are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 ASCM Case Competition finalists. ASCM student members from colleges and universities around the world showcased their supply chain knowledge by working on end-to-end supply chain challenges drawn from real-world company experiences.

ASCM is proud of its rich tradition of student team case competitions. The program began as a grassroots event, with many APICS chapters, colleges and universities taking part. Over the years, the Case Competition has evolved into a flagship event, giving students the opportunity to compete in a best-in-class global experience, involving advanced problem-solving and robust opportunities for mentorship, internships and networking, in addition to prize money.

“Deloitte collaborates with ASCM to bring real-world challenges to the competition. Each year, Deloitte presents students with rigorous cases to help demonstrate the evolving supply chain field and the growing challenges supply chain organizations are facing, with the goal of helping to develop the next generation of supply chain leaders,” said Ken Olsen, managing director and global supply chain planning lead, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

2018-2019 finalists include the following:

  • Atlanta
    • Case Western Reserve University
  • Boston
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Chicago
    • George Brown College
  • Hyderabad
    • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • London
    • Jacobs University Bremen
  • Mexico City
    • Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro
  • San Francisco
    • Harvey Mudd College
  • Singapore
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The final competition will be held at the ASCM 2019 conference in October. Final round first, second, and third-place student team winners will be awarded $5,000 and an additional $2,500 going to their departments / schools.

“Many of our ASCM corporate members report that there is a skills gap between supply chain graduates and entry-level supply chain professionals – especially when it comes to soft skills. Our goal in facilitating the ASCM Case Competition is for participating students to gain real-world experience, exercise teamwork and practice high-demand skills like negotiation, long-term thinking and knowledge of the latest technological advancements, said ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “Each year we are impressed with the innovative solutions and creativity that students showcase, and we look forward to seeing them drive the industry forward.”

To learn more about the ASCM case competition and see previous participant feedback, case material directives, the competition schedule and more, visit:

About ASCM

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines. For more information, visit

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 5,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace to make an impact that matters — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. 


Media contact:
Shelley Nall
INK Communications Co.

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