2nd Annual TCU Neeley School of Business Invitational MBA/MS Supply Chain Case Competition

Case Competition Schedule

Thursday 2/1/18 Suggested attire: business casual  
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Teams arrive throughout the day and check in Hilton Downtown
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Registration Information, Opening Reception and Dinner
Flight Assignment and presentation order


Friday 2/2/18 Suggested attire: casual  
6:30 - 7:30 a.m.  Breakfast buffet for teams and faculty Hilton 
7:30 Shuttle leaves for TCU campus every half hour  
7:30 - 9:10 a.m. War room assignments and distribution of case to teams at staggered times (7:30 1st team, 8:20 2nd Team, 9:10 3rd Team)
5 written copies per team
10:00 -10:20 a.m. Case clarification sessions for 1st Team Captains from each flight TBD
10:50 - 11:10 a.m. Case clarification sessions for 2nd Teams Captains from each flight TBD
11:40 - 12:00 a.m. Case clarification sessions for 3rd Teams Captains from each flight TBD
12:00 p.m. Boxed lunches delivered to teams Individual War Rooms
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner for teams TBD
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Faculty, sponsors and judges dinner TBD


Saturday 2/3/18 Suggested attire: business professional (students only)
6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Breakfast buffet for teams and faculty Hilton 
7:30 a.m. 1st team from each flight War rooms
8:20 a.m. 2nd team from each flight War rooms
9:10 a.m. 3rd team from each flight War rooms
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Morning judges clarification meeting Hilton
  Team Presentations (Teams should leave with ambassadors for the presentation 30 minutes before presentation time)  
9:00 a.m. 1st Team Presentation TBD
9:50 a.m. 2nd Team Presentation TBD
10:40 a.m. 3rd Team Presentation  TBD
11:30 a.m. 4th Team Presentation TBD

(25 minutes for student presentation, 10 minutes for Judges' Q&A, 10 minutes for Judges to deliberate, 5 minutes to bring in next team. Teams may elect to do a 20 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes for judges' Q&A. Teams must inform the judges and time keepers before presenting. Total time will not exceed 35 minutes for each team).

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Judges deliberate.  Selection of finalists from each flight for afternoon championship round.  
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Students, sponsors, faculty
1:15 p.m. Championship Judges meet  
1:30 p.m. Championship round announced and presentation order drawing  
  Championship Round  
2:00 p.m. Presentation 1  
2:50 p.m. Presentation 2  
3:40 p.m. Presentation 3  
4:30 p.m. Presentation 4  
5:20 - 6:00 p.m. Judges deliberate  
5:30 p.m. Reception and Team Photos  
6:30 p.m. Awards Dinner  
7:30 p.m. Results announced and awards presented  
8:00 p.m. End of day  


Sunday 2/4/18    
 11:00 a.m. Check out of hotel rooms by 11 a.m. Return travel day.  Hilton 

Student participants should be present at bolded event times.