General Motors/Wayne State University
School of Business
Supply Chain Case Competition
Hello and welcome to the General Motors/Wayne State University School of Business Supply Chain Case Competition!
This event matches some of the best and brightest supply chain students from more than 20 universities around the country and Canada. They'll compete against each other and showcase their talents to some of the auto industry's top firms.
Details are below. Have fun and good luck!
Photos from this year's competition
The Vital Components
October 2-5, 2014 (Teams return home on Sunday, October 5)
Marriott Downtown Detroit Hotel at the Renaissance Center (Map)
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243
John Taylor, 517-719-0275
About the Competition
The student competitors will be presented with the challenge of procuring advanced technology components while considering global business issues at play, like logistics costs, sustainability and more.
Students will experience the City of Detroit, the auto industry and its high-tech vehicles, and the supply chain systems that support the industry.
They'll also have a chance to showcase their skills in front of leading auto companies and build their professional networks.
This year's case
Student teams will be responsible to issue and analyze a Request for Quote (RFQ) on consoles containing a new wireless charging module component, know at GM as a "Dockspot." Domestic and Foreign suppliers will be considered to make deliveries to multiple automotive assembly plants. This technology will be standard on the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe and optional on the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. The teams will then present their recommendations to a panel of judges during the competition portion of the program.
This year's case was developed by title sponsor General Motors together with Ryder and WSU supply chain faculty.
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