Undergraduate students win third competition in a row

Published: 2008-04-10

Fisher undergraduate Logistics Management students have won the last 3 logistics case competitions in which they have participated. This time it was the Starbucks team of Isaac Elking, Michael Rieman, Tada Yamamoto, and Greg Yitsis and the event was the TLA Logistics Case Competition held April 9.

Eight teams competed, including Michigan State, Univ. of Maryland, Syracuse and the Univ. of Arkansas. Teams were given a case in the morning, had 6 hours to prepare their solution, and then presented it to a panel of industry judges. The case was written by managers at Dow specifically for this event and focused on ways that Dow could shrink the carbon footprint of their supply chain operations. TLA Adviser, Prof. Keely Croxton, said, "I am also proud of the TLA officers who worked very hard to make the competition a success. And a big thank you to Professors John Saldanha and Travis Tokar for their help in running the event."