Earlhamites sweep Indiana supply chain management competition for second year in a row
October 29, 2019
Global Management majors Danny Dopp ’20, Jared Birr ’20 and Matthew Truex ’20 finished in the Top 3 of the 2019 Conexus Indiana Case Competition in Indianapolis on October 24-25.
Earlham was the only four-year institution — 144 students from 22 colleges and universities participated — to have representation on all three winning teams.
“Earlham is emerging as a top destination for students to explore and prepare for careers in the supply chain operations management industry,” says Seth Powless, Earlham assistant professor of Global Management. “Now, for the second year in a row, our students have competed at the highest level of this growing industry-supported competition alongside students from some of the region’s best public and private colleges and universities.”
Conexus Indiana, a major initiative that promotes Indiana as a destination for manufacturing and logistics, partnered with executives from dozens of employers for this year’s competition, including Honda, Fiat, Cummins and the Indianapolis Airport authority. Prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 were awarded to the top-three finishing teams, respectively.
Earlhamites have been competing in local, regional and national supply chain management case competitions since 2017. In addition to competing annually at Conexus Indiana, three Earlhamites — Son Gnoc Tran ’19, Aleksa Topalovic ’19 and Luke Brake ’21 — advanced to the regional round of the 2019 APICS Case Competition in Chicago. APICS is a leading national source for supply chain and operations management certification, education, and research for supply chain professionals and corporations.
Global Management students gain knowledge in theory, practice and imagination through experiential activities in the classroom. They develop business plans for startups or nonprofits with peers, compete for funding, and implement their ideas in their home countries or locally.
Courses in the major draw on economics, politics, mathematics, management, and organizational psychology.
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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success. Princeton Review ranks Earlham in the Top 15 nationally for Best Classroom Experience, and U.S. News & World Report recognizes the College as one of the nation’s “Most Innovative Schools,” and ranks EC 7th for the percentage of international students on campus, 25th for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and 34th for “Best Value.”
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