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2017 Student Case Competition

Student Case Competition

9th Annual Student Case Competition
March 3 & 4, 2017, Albany, NY

This is a great opportunity for Students to utilize skills and demonstrate concepts learned, in a competitive, fun and supportive environment.

The prizes include $3600 in cash prices at the competition plus a trip for the winning Team to San Antonio Texas to attend and compete at the 2017 APICS International Conference.

Who is eligible to compete?
Any full-time or part-time university student. There are two competition divisions: undergraduate and graduate. Teams must be made up of 3-4 students.

What does it cost?
$195 per Team

Includes:
• Competition registration
• Pizza party Friday night
• Breakfast and Lunch Saturday
• Awards Reception Saturday
• Up to 2 rooms per Team for Friday night

What is the Student Case Competition?
Teams of students are given a supply chain problem to be solved using a computer simulation game.
Teams will develop and execute their solutions in the simulation. All Teams will present to a Panel
of Judges on their rationale for the decisions and their learning through the simulation experience.

What is the format of the APICS Northeast District Student Case Competition'?
Teams will receive the case, complete a practice simulation round and one competition simulation round prior to attending
the on-site competition in Albany, NY. The balance of the case simulation rounds will be completed on-site over a 6-hour time
frame on Friday afternoon/evening. Scores are calculated on a combined score from the simulation results and oral presentation.

Competition Schedule Outline:

Monday Feb. 13 - Friday Feb. 17 (Note: this is done remotely)
Students/Team Representative are required to attend a webinar on Monday February 13th for introduction to the simulation game. Round 1 will allow Teams a chance to gain experience with the simulation tool.
Round 1 = This round will carry no weight and will NOT affect the ROI in the scoring.

Monday Feb. 21 - Friday Feb 25 (Note: this is done remotely)
Students/Team Representatives are required to attend a webinar on Tuesday February 21st to review
round 1 and ask questions of The Fresh Connections Facilitator before starting round 2.

Round 2 = This second round will have the least weight of the total score.

Friday - March 3rd (Note: On-site competition begins Friday afternoon in Albany NY)
Students need to arrive in time to register by 2pm on Friday afternoon.
The 3rd simulation round will begin promptly at 3pm and the 5th simulation round will close at ~9pm.
There will be a break and a dinner provided for all Teams on Friday night.

Saturday -- March 4th (Note: On-site competition continues Saturday morning in Albany NY)
Teams will need to submit their PowerPoint presentation by 11am at the Registration Desk.
All Teams will present to a panel of Judges on Saturday afternoon staring at 12:30pm.
A Recognition & Awards Reception is held from 430pm - 7pm Saturday evening.

What is the Team Registration process?
Team registration is on a first-come, first-registered basis with a limit of (14) Teams in each competition track, Undergraduate and Graduate.

In summary there is a 4-part process for Team Registration:
1. Team Captain submits an on-line Intent to Compete Form, (key to reserve your spot!)
2. Receive a Team Number,
3. Team Members Submit a Team Member Information Form,
4. Team Captain/School/Support Chapter Submit the Registration Fee Form and payment


How do I submit the on-line Intent to Compete Form?

Please use the below link for online registration.

Click here to Register (remote site)


2017 Student Case Competition Sponsorship Packages are Available
There are many Sponsorship levels available for those who would like to support Students in our District. We are also asking Chapters to reach out
to their local community for other Sponsor opportunities. Think of Consultants, Instructors and Businesses that support Student education & development,
work with APICS materials or are in the professional field as a potential Sponsor.

Sponsor donations of even $100 all add up & help fund this event to ensure a quality experience for all; Students, Judges, Sponsors and District Members.
Please do not hesitate to contact the District Team if you would like a customized package.

To get a recap of the 02/16 Case Competition Kickoff, please review the below video to get an introduction to The Fresh Connections and the business problem to solve.  There is also a short demo of the simulation tool itself to help navigate and point out key areas of information. Note that the link below take you to the Dropbox site where the video may be viewed.