Whitman Students Compete at Supply Chain Management Conference


A team of four Whitman School of Management students competed in the Denver Transportation Club’s national supply chain management case competition in Denver.

 "Operation Stimulus 2012: Moving the Widget," was held at the Renaissance Denver Hotel in Colorado in January. Teams from 15 schools analyzed and presented findings on a complex case involving efficiently transporting high fructose corn sugar and ethanol to both domestic and international customers. The University of North Florida won the competition.

Scott Weldon ’12, Chelsea Eastham ’12, Rosina Huang ’12 and Evan Monahan ’12 represented Whitman at the competition. Whitman faculty members Gary La Point, assistant professor of supply chain practice, and E. Scott Lathrop, professor of marketing practice, advised the team.

The conference also featured a session on the emergence of China as a commercial powerhouse and panel discussions about the current trends in supply chain management. Students also had many opportunities to network with representatives of several major international supply chain companies.