Who Can Attend
Benefits of Competing
Team Composition
Cost
Where Do I Compete
How Do I Register My Team
What Is The Case About
How Can The Case Be Judged
What Are the Rules
How Long Is The Competition
How Many Teams Can Register From One Institution
When Can I Register
Cancellation Policy

Who can attend

SCMA welcomes full-time students from colleges and universities across Canada who are currently enrolled in any business/supply chain program at the undergraduate level. Students must be at least 19 years of age by the time of the competition. Participants may have started, but cannot have completed a Master’s degree in a related field.

Students who competed and won a prize at the 2016 Student Case Competition are not eligible to compete in the 2017 Student Case Competition.

No more than two teams per institution are eligible to compete. This is your opportunity to run an in-house competition to see who can register for the SCMA competition!

Benefits of Competing 

  • Winning teams in the National Round will receive a prize!
  • Enhance your academic skills by applying concepts, tools and techniques of supply chain and operations to solving a real world business problem
  • Build relationships and network with top supply chain professionals and students during the speed networking session
  • Gain experience competing in an academic competition and develop your presentation skills

Team composition

Teams will be comprised of no more than four people. Teams of three may be accepted. Although a teacher/professor may accompany their team to the competition, it is not mandatory.

New This Year! You may register your team early without providing the names and contact information for your team. Names and contact information will be requested upon close of registration Friday, January 27, 2017.

Cost

The cost for a team to participate in the competition is $200. This includes the accompanying professor and covers all supplies, participation in the competition, breakfast, snacks and lunch.

Please note that there is a maximum number of teams per location. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Where do I compete?

The host sites are:

If you are remote from these locations (i.e. greater than a 2 hour drive) you may elect to participate via electronic medium as prescribed by the competition. Teams participating via electronic medium must adhere to the following rules and regulations:

  • All teams must supply two computers (one production computer and a backup) and one USB stick. It is required the computer have the following programs; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint and have downloaded the necessary apps to use Adobe Connect.
  • The competition computers will be tested two weeks before the Student Case competition with the school’s AV technician and team representative. On the day of the competition teams must use the computers that were tested to present their case to the judges. Each team must have a second computer available to prepare their case.
  • Each school must have one Audio Visual Technician onsite for the entire duration of the Case Competition to assist with any technical problems that may occur.
  • Each team must have two private and accessible rooms available for the duration of the Case Competition.
  • There must be at least one professor on site for the duration of the Case Competition to supervise the team(s).

Please contact the events team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your remote location and to register.

How Do I Register My Team?

You do not need to know the names of your team members to register for the Student Case Competition. Team member names can be provided to SCMA upon close of registration, Friday January 27, 2017. Follow this link to register.

What is the case about?

During the competition, students will analyze critical supply chain parameters through a case study, providing the scenario and some background details with quantitative data for the analysis. Students will have approximately 4 hours to work through their recommendations to present to the judges, comprised of industry professionals and academic leaders.

Working in their teams, the students will explore a scenario pertaining to a supply chain problem. The teams will develop recommendations based on their research, data analysis and study of financial implications. A panel of industry and academic judges will adjudicate the presentations.

How will the case be judged?

A marking rubric has been established to provide a fair and equitable evaluation. Students will submit their presentation and be called in front of a panel of 3 judges to present their solution.

The following components will be evaluated:

  • Case solution
  • Presentation
  • Originality / Critical Thinking

What are the rules?

Please see the Rules and Regulations 

How long is the competition?

The competition takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 and is one full day. The case overview takes place on Friday, February 24 at 12 p.m. ET via webinar. It is mandatory that a minimum of one person per team attend the webinar. The case overview information will ONLY be shared through the webinar.

How many teams can register from one institution?

We will accept registrations from up to two teams per institution. Should there be additional space available, we may open registration to one additional team.

When can I register?

Registration Open: Thursday September 9, 2017

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to Friday, January 27, 2017 will receive a full refund less a $50 administration fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations after this date. All refund requests must be made in writing to the SCMA National office. All no-shows will be charged the full amount. SCMA reserves the right to make changes to the program without notification. If the program is not held for any reason, SCMA's liability is limited to the registration fee.


Need additional help?
If you still have questions, please contact the events team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.