ISM Global Case Competition

 

The case study will address an industry challenge in supply management. Teams with a maximum of four (4) students from invited colleges will have the opportunity to develop analytical and reasoning skills in a professional setting, much like they will face in the business world. ISM will financially sponsor conference registration fees for students who participate in the final case round of the competition. The finale award session will be livestreamed on social media in conjunction with the ISM World 2021 Conference on May 20, 2021.

For any questions or for more information contact Jessika Baker at 480-455-5961 or jbaker@ismworld.org.

 

  

Submit your team interest form soon!

Details & Deadlines

Participation in the final case round is limited to 9 schools. As noted above, teams are encouraged to submit a team interest form prior to the deadline to be considered.  

March 5, 2021
Submit your team interest form

March 12, 2021
Notification to final 9 teams to present case solution at ISM 2021

March 15, 2021
Case materials will be distributed

April 12, 2021
Case solution is due to ISM – April 12, 2021

April 12-19, 2021
Pre-recording of your case presentation

May 20, 2021
Live Finale & Winner Announcement Event

Eligibility & Guidelines

Case Competition Teams 

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate students studying supply chain management, business, finance or relevant field, with an interest in supply management. 
  • Teams competing in the case competition may consist of no more than four (4) team members. Teams competing may be graduate or undergraduate students or a mix of both. No alternates or submissions of team members.   
  • Teams need to have a faculty/professor advisor/mentor  
  • Must be able to attend and register for ISM World, May 18-20, 2021  
  • Teams may represent domestic U.S. or international universities. 

Note: Students may not be a full-time or part-time teacher’s assistant or full-time, tenured or adjunct faculty at participating university or any college providing post-secondary education.

Business Case Analysis

  • Only members of the team are to work on case analysis, writing and development of the presentation. Students are permitted to receive counsel about presentation styles, order of presenters, business etiquette and any soft/delivery skills related to the presentation. 
  • Team members may use any reference sources and materials in the public domain (e.g., the university library, internet). Use of unpublished papers and the like are prohibited. 
  • No team member or faculty advisor should gain information on the content of the presentations being made by other competing teams. No team member or faculty advisor should contact any sponsor of the competition or any member of the judging panel, nor shall they contact the case writers. 

Team Presentations

  • Each team will be allowed 30 minutes to present the results of their analysis in a pre-recorded session. Students will prepare a presentation deck (roughly 8-12 slides) to present in the pre-recorded session. 
  • All team members must participate in the verbal presentation.  
  • Presentations will be pre-recorded by ISM via Zoom between April 19-30, 2021. No changes to the case materials can be made after they have been submitted on April 12, 2021 

We are excited to announce the ISM World 2021 Student Case Competition and we invite you to participate!

The case study will address an industry challenge in supply management. Teams with a maximum of four (4) students from invited colleges will have the opportunity to develop analytical and reasoning skills in a professional setting, much like they will face in the business world. ISM will financially sponsor conference registration fees for students who participate in the final case round of the competition. The finale award session will be livestreamed on social media in conjunction with the ISM World 2021 Conference on May 20, 2021.

The Prizes

In addition to the monetary prize, the top team will receive 1:1 coaching/mentorship session with an executive, as well as complimentary access to the CPSM® digital learning system for all of the top three teams 

  • 1st Place - $5,000 
  • 2nd Place - $3,000 
  • 3rd Place - $2,000 

Judging

Teams will be judged on a pre-determined criterion. There will be two elements of scoring – one by judging team comprised of supply management experts and the other by live-voting from ISM 2021 World conference attendees.