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Student Chapters

Recently APICS announced a change in the Case Competition structure and partnered with Deloitte Consulting LLP for running the competition. If you did not see the announcement you can link to it by clicking here.

This change takes responsibility for any of the process away from the individual districts, so there will not be a district lead phase of the competition going forward. All registrations, preliminary rounds and live rounds will be handled by the consulting firm.

The Mid-Atlantic District greatly values the interactions we had with the emerging professionals during the Case Competition and will be looking for new ways to renew that interaction in the future.

I hope you all will keep some other dates in mind and plan to support our District and APICS Events.

September 15 & 16, 2017 - The Mid Atlantic District Meeting

We will be in the New Jersey Area. The Friday Evening of this meeting is when the District holds an Auction to raise the money for Student Activities. As in all past years we like to have students there to help with the auction. Student Participation has decreased in recent years and I would like to see that turn around.

October 15, 16 & 17, 2017 - APICS 2017 Conference and Expo in San Antonio, Texas

Several Students from the District will be attending thanks to the great support of the Local Chapters. Of course, our 2017 District Competition Winners from the University of Pittsburgh will be competing in the APICS / TFC International Student Challenge so be sure to take the opportunity to watch the event and support our District Sponsored Team.

Hope to see you all at these events!

Bradley Weaver, CPIM, CSCP
District Director of Student Case Coordination
polcat179@neo.rr.com

 

 

 

LATEST STUDENT CHAPTER NEWS ARTICLE

2017 Student Case Competition

2017 Mid Atlantic District Student Case Competition Results

The APICS Mid Atlantic District hosted its eighth annual student case competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 24 and 25, 2017. In November, using “The Fresh Connection” (FTC) web-based value chain simulation, 22 teams from 10 district universities began virtual preliminary competition rounds. The final round included the top five teams presenting to chapter leaders during the Mid Atlantic District meeting. TFC has been experienced by more 10,000 professionals in 500 companies and over 100 universities around the world.

Congratulations to University of Pittsburgh for winning the competition. The team will represent the Mid Atlantic District this October in San Antonio, Texas at the APICS 2017 International Student Case Competition. University of Maryland teams took second and third place.

 

First Place: University of Pittsburgh L to R: Varun Ajmani, Priyank Khanna, Dr. Parkash Mirchandani (advisor), Anirudh Kothari, Visal Anand

 

Second Place: University of Maryland L to R: Hailong He, Shuxuan Zhao, Wei Zhang, Weiguang Zeng

 

Third Place: University of Maryland L to R: Caijun Zhong, Xuejing Sun, Jiahui Wu, Qiuyan Chen