Students Global Supply Chain Management and Change win ISM Global Case Competition
Over the past months (January - May 2022), two student teams from Maastricht University participated in the ISM Global Case Competition 2022. ISM is the first and largest professional association for purchasing and supply management worldwide, based in the USA.
In total 8 student teams were competing with each other in this competition. Maastricht University's two teams (MSc GSCMC Venlo) were mainly up against teams from the USA (e.g. Michigan State University, University of Tennessee, Wayne State University). The case study addressed an industry challenge in purchasing and supply chain management that the students needed to solve.
During the final award session at ISM World 2022 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida (USA), the jury announced the winning team. The final scores were based on both the scores from the jury comprised of supply management experts and by voting from ISM conference attendees.
It is the second year in a row that a Maastricht University student team won this prestigious ISM Global Case Competition. The winning team consisted of MSc Global Supply Chain Management and Change (GSCM&C Venlo Campus) students: Samira Racdu, Annika Ophoves, Faheem Nanan Chirakkal and Tsz Shing Ip, with Professor Frank Rozemeijer as their coach. Wayne State University (USA) was the runner up, with Michigan State University placed 3rd in the finals. It was really special that the 2nd UM team placed 4th in the finals. This team consisted of GSCM&C students Bjorn Wintraecken, Himanshu Singh, Joep Schiffelers and Jelle Maassen, and their coach was Professor Bart Vos.
The winning team received a first prize of five thousand US dollars, a one-to-one coaching session with a supply management executive, as well as complimentary access to ISM's Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)® digital learning system.
The students received an online message about their prize.