IISE Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Division Student Case Competition

The Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Division of IISE invites nominations for its annual Student Case Competition. Any team with three to five student members can participate in the competition to showcase their problem solving capability and analytical skills on a related LSC case. The winning teams, first, second and third places, of the competition will be recognized at the LSC Town Hall Meeting to be held at the upcoming IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 30-June 2, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Eligibility criteria

  • Teams must consist of three to five members for undergraduate student teams; and two or three members for graduate student teams.
  • All team members must be members of IISE and belong to the LSC division.
  • Team members should be from the same institution (but can be enrolled in different disciplines).
  • There is no limit on the number of teams competing from the same institution.
  • The teams must demonstrate innovative use of logistics and supply chain concepts in the analysis of the case.

The teams can be nominated by a faculty advisor or self-nominated. The following documents will be required from each participating team:

  • One-page contact information including names, email addresses, university name and department information for all of the members of the team highlighting the contact person for the team.
  • A 4-page “memo” describing the analysis, procedure and results for the case.

Case Information

The case for the 2020 competition can be downloaded by clicking here.

The data for the case are available by clicking here.

Requirements for Undergraduate and Graduate Teams

For undergraduate teams: 
Suggest at least 2 ‘improved’ networks and justify what prompted the team to suggest those.

For graduate teams:
Determine an ‘optimal’ network and explain the methodology used to obtain the proposed solution.


The application is due March 1, 2020 by midnight (PST). All of the application documents must be emailed as a single PDF to the LSC Division Awards Director Hector Vergara by the contact person of the team before the due date for full consideration. There is no application fee.

The winner will notified by March 15, 2020.

Information Flyer

2019 Winners

1st place:
Team members: Luana Souza Almeida, Eric Bertrand and Rafael Lucas Costa Souza
Dalhousie University

2nd place:
Team members: Vikas Gard, Lakshana Nagaraj and Neel Chanchad
Clemson University

Past Winners

Logistics and Supply Chain Division Page