A team of Boise State University supply chain management (SCM) students recently returned from the 2017 Weber State SCM case competition in Ogden, Utah. The team finished second in the case event and fifth overall—an impressive finish, especially since it is the first year Boise State has participated.
The team consisted of Alden Brereton, Brady Gaschler, Misty Kivett and Caleb Smith. They were supported by professors Regis Terpend and Matt Castel, along with Aaron Lewis of Micron. Travel to the event was sponsored by the Idaho chapter of APICS, a professional association for supply chain management.
The competition featured two events, SCM Jeopardy and a case study presentation. In the case competition, the team was handed the written scenario, based on a real-world dilemma at O.C. Tanner Company. The team had 24 hours do analysis, develop a solution and make a presentation. The team sacrificed some sleep, but it paid off with Boise State holding our own against many of the largest programs in the nation, such as Michigan, Miami University and BYU.
With six world-class faculty and approximately 150 students, the Boise State Supply Chain Management program is one of the premier programs in the western U.S.