Who Can Attend
Benefits of Competing
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
SCMA welcomes full-time students from colleges and universities across Canada who are currently enrolled in any business/supply chain program.
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!
- 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
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.
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 26, 2018.
The cost for a team to participate in the competition is $250. 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!
The host sites are:
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (Alberta)
Ron Joyce Centre, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Ontario)
Sobeys School of Business, Saint Mary's University (Nova Scotia)
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).
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 26, 2018. Follow this link to register.
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.
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
- Originality / Critical Thinking
Please see the Rules and Regulations
The competition takes place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 and is one full day. The case overview takes place in the week leading up to the event 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.
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.
Registration Open: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018
Cancellations received up to Friday, January 26, 2018 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.
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