A team of students from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management took the top prize in Conexus Indiana’s Logistics Case Competition. The event featured students from 18 universities and colleges and received support from 20 Indiana logistics companies.
The Purdue team won a $5,000 cash prize for taking first place. Teams from Indiana State University and Indiana University won $2,000 and $1,000 prizes for placing second and third, respectively. The competition involved teams of four students developing solutions to real-world logistics issues.
Conexus Indiana Logistics Council Vice-Chair Nick Hoagland says the event also gave students an important opportunity to connect with high-ranking logistics executives from throughout the state to learn about the industry and career opportunities. Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative says about 300,000 Hoosiers work in the state’s logistics industry.
Competing schools included:
Ball State University
Indiana State University
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Ivy Tech Community College
Purdue University (Krannert)
St. Mary’s College (San Antonio, Texas)
University of Southern Indiana
University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
Companies providing support included:
Frost Brown Todd
Buchanan Hauling and Rigging
Merchandise Warehouse Co.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Toyota Industrial Equipment