MBA Students Win First Place in Supply Chain Management Case Competition

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A team of Georgetown Full-time MBA students won first place in the 2020 Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Case Competition regional round in Atlanta. The students competed against seven other teams and will move on to the final round in September with teams from all over the world. 

The case competition is hosted by ASCM in collaboration with Deloitte and focuses on real supply chain problems in the business world. Students compete for cash prizes and recognition. 

This year’s case involved auto manufacturers and the challenge of increasing on-time delivery, which measures the percentage of vehicles that are shipped to customers on time. 

The Georgetown McDonough team, which included Adam Davis (MBA’21), Sam Pandey (MBA’21), Katerina Arzhayev (MBA’21), and Gerardo Di Trolio Bravo (MBA’21), focused on creating tools for managers to implement lean and efficient processes through program management and data centralization. In the end, the team presented their project to a group of judges who then asked the students questions about their submission. 

The team was able to directly implement their studies in operations and supply chain management into the project. “The project used a lot of what we learned in operations this module, since supply chain usually follows an optimization model. It was beneficial to apply theories to a real business case and consider the impacts of various solutions,” Arzhayev said.