Published 10/29/15

Global Supply Chain Management team wins Bose competition

Five Bryant student who won GSCM Bose competitionFor the second time in three years, Bryant Global Supply Chain Management students won first place in the Bose College Supply Chain Case Competition. A team of five GSCM seniors competed against nine teams of students from five different universities.

“We are very proud of our Bryant GSCM team who spent two grueling weeks preparing for the competition by analyzing and presenting sample cases to the Global Supply Chain Management  faculty,” says Associate Professor of Marketing Teresa McCarthy, Ph.D, Global Supply Chain Management Program Director.

Representing Bryant were Cameron Barnett, Emily Socha, Emily McLaughlin, Michelle Williams, and Jamison Lobisser (left to right in photo), all members of the Class of 2016. They bested teams from Babson College, Bentley University, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and University of Massachusetts-Boston.

The team "spent spent two grueling weeks preparing for the competition."

Students competed at the Bose headquarters in Framingham, MA, where they were given a sample case to analyze. After five hours of teamwork, the students presented their analysis and recommendations to an auditorium packed with student teams, faculty from each university, and Bose employees. Bose supply chain executives judged the teams on the quality of their recommendations and general presentation style.

“These students were fully committed to the competition,” says Professor of Computer Informations Systems Suhong Li, Ph.D. The "knowledge gained from relevant courses and their ability to work effectively as a team enabled them to perform extraordinarily well.”

“Our Global Supply Chain Management Program gives our students both breadth and depth in supply chain management concepts, as well as a real-world perspective on how the global supply chain operates,” says Professor of Management John Visich, Ph.D.

Bryant offers a concentration and a minor in Global Supply Chain Management. Students learn to integrate the key functions of marketing, logistics, operations management, computer information systems, accounting, and finance.