UE Schroeder School of Business Places Third in Conexus Logistics Case Competition
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018
A student team from the University of Evansville Schroeder School of Business won third place in the Third Annual Conexus Logistics Case Competition held recently in the Rolls Royce board room in Indianapolis. The event is sponsored by Conexus Indiana.
This year’s team was made up of both business and engineering majors. Students participating from UE included Mohammed AlAamri, McKenna Lewis, Jessica Rollins, and Austyn Stierwalt. The team was mentored by Dr. Yolanda Obaze, Sethlyn Morgan, and Terry Stumpf.
At the competition, four-member teams from 19 Indiana universities vied to develop the best solution to a global logistics-related issue. The teams was given a real industry case problem with roughly 36 hours to prepare and present recommendations. The top three winning teams were awarded a cash prize and the UE team took home $1,000. UE placed ahead of teams from Indiana University, three teams from Purdue University (business, engineering, and technology), Valparaiso, University of Southern Indiana, among others.
“This is a strong competition and continues our momentum in our new Logistics and Supply Chain Management major ” said Greg Rawski, Schroeder Family Dean.
UE’s team took 3rd place (2016) and 4th place in (2017). The Schroeder School is ranked as the number 3 small private business school in the nation in the 2019 US News & World Report best undergraduate business programs ranking. UE’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management program was also recognized as one of the top programs in the country by study.com for 2018.