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2016 Student Case Competition

2016 Mid Atlantic District Student Case Competition Results

The APICS Mid Atlantic District hosted its seventh annual student case competition in Pittsburgh on February 26 and 27, 2016. Using “The Fresh Connection” web-based value chain simulation, 15 teams from 12 district universities began virtual preliminary rounds competition in November. The Fresh Connection has been experienced by more 10,000 professionals in 500 companies and in more than 100 universities across the world.

The final round included the top five teams presenting to chapter leaders during the Mid Atlantic District meeting. Finalists were:

Penn State (Main); University of Delaware; Temple University; Robert Morris University; and University of Pittsburgh-Katz School of Business

Congratulations to University of Pittsburgh for winning the competition. The team will represent the Mid Atlantic District this September in Washington, DC at the APICS 2016 International Student Case Competition. Penn State (Main) took second place and Robert Morris University won third place.

FIRST PLACE: University of Pittsburgh, L to R: David Uber, Sneha Kumari, Prakash Mirchandani, PhD (advisor), Michelle Masters, Rohan Pande

SECOND PLACE: Penn State (Main), L to R: Felisa Preciado, PhD (advisor), Gustavo Chaves DeSouza, Vincent Meng, Xinbo Xie, Chengxi Zhou, David Huff, PhD (advisor)

THIRD PLACE: Robert Morris University L to R: Albena Ivanova, PhD (advisor), Casey Miller, Jessica Chin, Samantha Kovalyak, Stephanie Split, Kihyun Park, PhD (advisor)