DAILY NEWS Feb 20, 2013 1:23 PM - 2 comments

SCL Canada hosting student case competition this weekend

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MARKHAM, Ont. -- Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada will be hosting its second annual Student Case Competition at Sheridan College’s Mississauga campus this Saturday.  Hosted in partnership with event sponsors Exel, OIPMAC and Sheridan College, the one-day event will have 16 teams of supply chain management students from colleges and universities across the province competing to provide a panel of industry professionals with a complete case solution. Supply Chain students from Seneca, Conestoga, Sheridan, George Brown, Humber, Centennial, University of Toronto, Schulich, Wilfrid Laurier and McMaster University will be competing in this year’s competition. Mayor Hazel McCallion will open the competition with a short presentation.

Teams comprised of four students will be presented with a real-life scenario provided by Exel in collaboration with SCL Toronto chapter committee member, Professor Sam Lampropoulos from George Brown College. Students will present during a preliminary round and winners will be determined from a finalist round.

During the competition, a student speed-networking session will also be provided to give competing teams a chance to connect with industry professionals. “This session will provide students with the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through a unique Q & A setting with supply chain professionals,” SCL officials said in a release.

The top three teams will receive a cash prize; the team awarded first place will receive a cash prize and four one-day complimentary passes to the 46th Annual Supply Chain Canada Conference, to be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre May 14-15.

“The SCL Student Case Competition is a unique program created exclusively for SCM students to provide them with the experience and continued education they need to excel in the supply chain industry,” SCL officials said in a release. “This competition will offer students an opportunity to exercise the theoretical skills and knowledge they have acquired in class while engaging with industry professionals in a non-academic setting.”

“We are thrilled to have a sold-out event in our second year. We would like to thank Sheridan College, our sponsors, Mayor McCallion and the City of Mississauga for their support,” said Alison Toscano, executive director of SCL.

For more information, visit www.sclcanada.org.

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Gary Newbury

Sewen, the competition was very fierce and the final showed some great work under pressure. It was an honour to judge at this event and I look forward to next year's event, which I overheard as being even bigger than this year's

Posted February 25, 2013 07:35 AM

Sewen Chan

As a supply chain student from the west coast, it's really exciting for me to know such opportunities to test our skills are available. Now that we know this will occur annually, hopefully next year a team of TLog students from the University of British Columbia can compete as well. In the meanwhile, I am definitely looking forward to attending the annual SCL conference in May!

Posted February 23, 2013 11:33 AM

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