Cornwall, ON: Students from the inaugural year of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management program at St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall Campus demonstrated the strength of this new one-year post-diploma program by placing second at HEC Montreal and seventh overall in Canada at The Supply Chain Management Association’s (SCMA) 2015 Student Case Competition. The February 28, 2015 competition gave students an opportunity to showcase their talents to some of the industry’s top firms.
Participants included Emma Budziarek, Sultan Kittaneh and Jim Sigg who were coached and mentored by Program Coordinator Carla Kingston. “I was able to gain a better understanding of the workplace through this competition. I felt confident with the knowledge and guidance I obtained through my studies in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management program” said Emma Budziarek.
Jim Sigg added, “The case study gave me an opportunity to deal with actual issues and deadlines that we will face in the real world. It was very challenging and the competition was well-organized for the most part. As a group we were extremely pleased with our experience and would like to thank Carla Kingston and the rest of the teachers for preparing us for this competition.”
Sultan Kittaneh summed up the experience adding, “It was a wonderful experience that helped the three of us face challenges and come together as a team. I would like to thank St. Lawrence College for presenting us with this opportunity. This competition presented me with many challenges and helped me to be more confident for the job challenges in the future.”
During the competition, teams studied a business case and presented their solutions to a panel of judges. Participants focused on resolving real-world strategic and tactical challenges through the examination of topics such as logistics, network design, procurement, relationship management and sustainability. Working in teams, the students explored a scenario pertaining to a supply chain problem. The teams then developed recommendations based on their research, data analysis and study of financial implications.