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APICS and APICS SCC Honor Students for Achievements in Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations Management

October 07, 2015

Students from HEC Montreal, University of Arkansas, Pennsylvania State University and Iowa State University earn top honors 

LAS VEGAS – October 7, 2015 – APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management, and APICS Supply Chain Council today honored students from University of Udine, Italy and HEC Montreal for their exceptional work in the fields of supply chain, logistics and operations management. Winning teams for The APICS Fresh Connection Global Student Final as well as Plossl Research Fellowship and LL Waters Scholarship winners were honored during the closing presentation at the APICS 2015 conference.

Over 50 students from around the world came together at APICS 2015 to participate in The APICS Fresh Connection Global Student Final challenge. “Juice in Time” from HEC Montreal was named the winner of the challenge. “GoJIT” from HEC Montreal and Excalibur from University of Udine, Italy were named first and second runner-ups, respectively.

Simone Peinkofer of the University of Arkansas received the 2015 Plossl Research Fellowship and a $2,500 award for her dissertation on operations management.

Emily Waschenko from Pennsylvania State University and Iftin Thompson from Iowa State University received the LL Waters Scholarship, which recognizes students with high potential in the area of logistics. Additionally, Transportation Journal, now an APICS SCC publication, recognized Lisa Ellram, Miami University, and Susan Golicic, Colorado State University, for their article titled, “Adopting Environmental Transportation Practices” with the Best Paper Award.  Robert Novack, PhD, Pennsylvania State University and Paul Murphy, PhD, John Carroll University were also honored with the Outstanding Editorial Reviewer Award.

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CAE, CPA, APICS CEO, commented, “Advancing education in supply chain, logistics and operations management, as well as shining a light on this career path, is a primary focus of APICS. Everyone honored today has shown dedication to furthering and improving the supply chain industry. Congratulations to our winners and to all the students who have chosen to pursue this exciting and rewarding career.”


APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 43,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org.

About APICS Supply Chain Council

APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC) is a nonprofit organization that advances supply chains through unbiased research, benchmarking and publications. APICS SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, the supply chain management community’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. APICS SCC enables corporations, academic institutions and public sector organizations to address the ever-changing challenges of managing a global supply chain to elevate supply chain performance. APICS SCC is part of APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management. Visit apicsscc.org to learn more.


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