Business students excel in case competition

APICS 2015From left, business students Austen Hildebrand, Nick Shelly, Lindsey Meyer, Abigail Norman, John Hoskins and Matt Chambers represented UIndy last weekend at the APICS Great Lakes District 2015 Student Case Competition.

A UIndy student team placed fifth among 25 collegiate teams in last weekend’s APICS Great Lakes District 2015 Student Case Competition in Chicago, topping such competitors as the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Ball State University and Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.

APICS is the leading professional association for the supply chain and operations management industry. The competition gave each team 12 hours to develop and present an inventory strategy for a fashion apparel company facing long lead times for product amid uncertain customer demand.

Representing UIndy, and placing first in the presentation part of the competition, were students Austen Hildebrand, Nick Shelly, Lindsey Meyer, Abigail Norman, John Hoskins and Matt Chambers. The team is mentored by Assistant Professor Tom Parker and Associate Professor Chris Harris, who lead the Supply Chain Management program in UIndy’s School of Business.