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

Sponsored by the Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI) at the University of Louisville

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 21-24, 2022.

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. Also indicate if the team is formed by undergraduate or graduate students.
  • A 4-page “memo” describing the analysis, procedure and results for the case.

Case Information

The case for the 2022 competition will be posted soon.

Requirements for Undergraduate and Graduate Teams

For undergraduate teams: 
Suggest at least two good transportation plans and justify what prompted the team to suggest those.

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


The application is due March 15 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. All application documents must be emailed as a single PDF file 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.

2021 Winners

Graduate Level

1st Place:
Dalhousie University
Rootinkumar Satani, Sagarkumar Patel and Revanth Vinay Kodali

2020 Winners


1st Place
University of Arkansas
Tevari Barker, Douglas Kamarade, Diego Rodriguez and Bradley Taylor

2nd Place
Oklahoma State University
Elizabeth Bunting, Christopher Clark and Chris Looney

3rd Place (tie)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Nicholas Miceli, Brandon Boyce, Mohammed Almalki, Mohammed Almustafa and Najja Bennett

3rd Place (tie)
Dalhousie University
Brian Budd, Allan Cox, Ethan O’Neil, Keegan Sheffield and Tara Sherrard  


1st Place
North Carolina State University
Srinivasan Balan and Rahman Khorramfar

2nd Place
Oklahoma State University
Md Mahabub Uz Zaman, Anshul Maheshwari and Loksagar Rudraraju Subramanyam

3rd Place
Dalhousie University
Hozefa Ajmerwala and Jay Patel 

Past Winners

Logistics and Supply Chain Division Page