Tempe, Ariz. - Twenty-two students representing five universities participated in a case competition held during the 8th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit in Boca Raton, Florida. Presented by Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the three-day program, titled "Transition and Transformation: Lead the Momentum," brought together senior and middle managers to focus on the power of relationships. Student teams presented cases on the afternoon of February 9, 2011. Results of the 2011 student case competition are:
1st Place | US$5,000 scholarship award
Team adviser: James Haddow
Team members: Damon Ingram, Kari Guy, Tarik Everett, Aliah Kennon, Viola Welang
Clark Atlanta University
2nd Place | US$2,000 scholarship award
Team adviser: Paul Brown
Team members: Carl Crum, Funbi A. Oluwole, Jamael Harris, Janay Carver
3rd Place | US$1,500 scholarship award
Team adviser: Sharad K. Maheshwari, Ph.D.
Team members: Brittany R. Howlett, Devin R. Hairston, Jason B. Moore, Valerie F. Fomengia
Florida A&M University
4th Place | US$1,000 scholarship award
Team adviser: Roscoe Hightower, Jr.
Team members: Brian Waritay, Disraeli W. Smith II, Juliet Martin, Nicole F. Crowell, Shannon Kirk
Tennessee State University
5th Place | US$500 scholarship award
Team adviser: Lisa Smith
Team members: Chika Chimezie, Henry C. Onyebueke, Kwasi E. Agbabli, Seth Burkhart
Global management consultancy A.T. Kearney provided the 2011 case study, which was judged by three senior supply management executives: Tiffany Hickerson, sourcing manager, A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions; G. Sean Williams, associate director, global facilities sourcing, Bristol-Myers Squibb; and Philip White, senior consultant, Nitor Partners.