• August 15 - October 31, 2018

The APICS Case Competition is provided by APICS in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP. The competition provides student teams with an opportunity to enhance and test their supply chain knowledge by working on end-to-end supply chain challenges drawn from company experiences.

APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.  Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations practice is a leader in helping companies integrate business strategy with supply chain initiatives to drive operational excellence.

APICS is proud of a rich tradition of student team case competitions. The program began as a grassroots event, with many APICS chapters, colleges and universities taking part. Over the years, the APICS Case Competition has evolved into a flagship event touching students at universities across North America, as well as in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

Participating teams will present solutions to an exciting end-to-end supply chain management problem, as they compete for prize money and recognition. The case may involve distribution, logistics, sales and operations planning, inventory, and other operations management challenges.




  • Participation in a best-in-class global event.
  • Engagement with the leading professional association for supply chain management and a global leader in business operations consulting.
  • Real-world case problem solving, incorporating technical knowledge as well as ‘soft skills’.
  • Robust opportunities for mentorship, internships and networking.
  • The chance to earn prize money. $5,000 total prize money pool for the first, second, and third-place student team winners in the final round. $2,500 total prize money pool for the departments/schools of the first, second, and third-place winners in the final round.


  • College or university students, at the undergraduate or graduate student level.
  • All team members must be current APICS Student Members. APICS Student membership is free.
  • Each team must have 2-4 students. Any mix of graduate or undergraduate students is allowed on each team.
  • Each school may have an unlimited number of teams register to participate in the college/university round, but only two winning teams may be submitted per college/university.
  • Although business and engineering programs are the most common participants, faculty and students from any discipline interested in supply chain management are welcome.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply online through the official website

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

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