Cambridge, Ontario—Twelve teams from across Canada competed this February in the annual APICS Canadian District 2016 Lloyd Clive Memorial Student Competition. The winners are, from HEC Montreal, Team ‘So Fresh’ with Cathy Pak, Amélia Di Liello-Roberge, Muriel Vergara, Julie Soriano and advisors: Yossiri Adulyasak & Nicolai Rassolov.
The winning team will move on to the Student Competition at the APICS 2016 International Conference, to be held in Washington, DC in September 2016. The teams are from universities and colleges associated with Canadian APICS Student Chapters.
The competition employs a business simulation tool, The Fresh Connection (provided by Inchainge BV), along with a team presentation of their approaches and final results.
The two runners up are: In second place, from HEC Montreal, Team ‘Takt Team’ with Victor Lheritier, Francois-Paul Bourg, Sabine Signor, Frederic Catillon and advisors Yossiri Adulyasak & Nicolai Rassolov. The third place team is from Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario, Team ‘The Juice’ with Andriy Strebkov, Ian Fischer, Gabriel Silva Castillo, Aaron Brock and advisor Leopold Koff.
This year’s case competition was part of an APICS Canadian District ‘mega event’ weekend which also included a Canadian District meeting, held on February 6th where APICS Chapter volunteers gathered from across Canada to share their experiences and learn from each other, to ensure the best possible membership experience for our members. Concurrently, there was an APICS Canadian District National Instructor Development day held as well, where APICS Instructors met and worked to sharpen their skills.
Finally, the entire event was hosted by the APICS Ontario Grand Valley Chapter, who held their 7th Annual Innovation Conference on February 5th. This conference brings together supply chain, operations management, and other business professionals to provide informative talks and present best practices.