Interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving and team work are key components to succeeding in the faced-paced, ever-changing supply chain and logistics field and automotive industry.
Case competitions for students focused on logistics and the automotive industry are held every year as a way to encourage students to practice real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills.
The Conexus Indiana Logistics Case Competition and Indiana Automotive Council Case Competition are designed and sponsored by Conexus Indiana partner companies. The 2017 programs were held in Indianapolis and featured unprecedented networking opportunities with logistics and automotive industry executives and challenging business cases to solve in a team environment.
The 2017 Conexus Indiana Logistics Case Competition expanded student interest in Indiana’s logistics industry by hosting 18 Indiana universities and 71 post-secondary students for a three-day logistics business case challenge. In addition to solving the case, students networked with logistics-company CEOs, COOs and other high-level executives, and learned about logistics career opportunities. The team from Purdue University Krannert School of Management won $5,000.
The Indiana Automotive Council brought together 56 Indiana students for the first-ever statewide Indiana Automotive Case Competition. The team from IPFW won the event and was awarded a $5,000 cash prize. Unlike case competitions where students work in teams with the sole purpose of solving a business case, the Indiana Automotive Case Competition was a 3-day event that coupled the case competition with a career fair and on-one-on meetings with automotive CEOs and other high-level executives.