SCMA Case Competition 2016
“Through this experience, I was enlightened about my own approaches to problem solving, ability to collaborate and negotiate.” – Johanna Wang
On January 5th, Sheridan students competed in the fifth annual Supply Chain Management Association Case Competition in Burlington at McMaster University. This year, Sheridan had two teams representing the college. Team members Joanna Wang, Nehal Phillips, Nicholas Soares, Thomas Rogers & Antoine Sarhan, Katia Yavorskaia-Vetrova, Luisa Pastrana, and Vishakha Shah all participated in preparation and coaching meetings with Sheridan professor Phil Adams.
According to SCMA website: The purpose of the competition is to provide a unique learning opportunity for undergraduate students while raising awareness of the areas of supply chain management as both a field of study and as a potential career path. Students focused on resolving real world strategic and tactical challenges through the examination of topics such as logistics, network design, procurement, relationship management, and sustainability.
Nehal Phillips, 3rd year Global Business Management student remarked, “The SCMA Case Competition offered us a competitive environment to apply our business skills to solve real-world supply chain issues. It inspired our teams, including myself to rise to the occasion, and use our creative problem-solving skills to solve issues and learn new business skills, while making new friends and professional connections.”
This year, Ryerson’s team-effort earned them first place, followed by The University of Saskatchewan claiming second and Brock University winning third place. Congratulations to all of this years participants for their hard-work and dedication throughout the competition. Special thanks to Phil Adams for coaching the team for the competition.
By Sheldon Samlall