Penn State Smeal team wins Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge

December 04, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently won the Sixth Annual Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge, hosted by Michigan State’s Eli Broad College of Business.

Jordan Crespo, Chad Darlington and Skylar Haws teamed up to emerge victorious among a field of the top 15 supply chain schools in the nation. It was the first time a Penn State team has won the competition.

The competition is based on simulation software that places teams as vice presidents of operations, in charge of all decisions for a company selling one to four unique products. The software allows each team to make input selections in a number of areas.

“It was exhilarating winning the competition for Penn State and representing the Smeal supply chain brand. We felt like our team had pertinent previous supply chain experience and adapted to the simulation program quickly. This experience, coupled with the advice of our coach, professor David Huff, made the difference in how our team successfully executed the win,” Crespo said.

Huff is a clinical professor of supply chain management.

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