International Student Team Competition

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In spring 2013, five of the nine APICS districts hosted case competitions. For the first time since 2008, all winning district teams will be competing against one another on-site at APICS 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

The International Student Team Competition will begin Friday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m., with the six winning teams competing for cash prizes and prestige. Instead of the more traditional case study, students will engage in approximately five rounds of a computer simulation via The Fresh Connection. The simulation will begin Friday and continue until Saturday at noon. Teams then will have time to organize their presentations for Sunday morning, when they will present to both conference attendees and competition judges. Team awards will be given Tuesday, 11:30p.m.–1:00 p.m., during the APICS Foundation luncheon. 

Friday, September 27, 

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Welcome session and introduction round

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Round 1

4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Results/snack break

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Round 2

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.: Dinner on-site

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Round 3

8:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.: Report out (Q&A) to judges 

Saturday, September 28

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: Round 4

10:30 a.m.–noon: Round 5

Noon–5 p.m.: Presentation preparation

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.: Volunteer reception

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Noon–1:30 p.m.:  APICS Student Poster Presentations

2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.:  Student team presentations

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.: APICS Head of the Class Competition

Monday, September 30, 2013

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: APICS Student Career Fair Panel Discussion

11:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.: Student Career Fair—one-on-one networking and interview sessions

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.: World Cafe

11:30 a.m. –1 p.m.: APICS Foundation Luncheon, awards, and team acknowledgement

Cash Awards:

Grand Prize: $2,500          

2nd Place: $1,500 

3rd Place: $1,000




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