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Center for Supply Chain Innovation Partners with Esri and Chick-fil-A for Graduate Case Competition

MBA and MS SCM students from the best business schools in nation, including TCU, will prove their supply chain innovation and intelligence at the fourth annual event.

February 19, 2020

By Elaine Cole

With location intelligence world leader Esri as the premier partner and Chick-fil-A as the case provider, the TCU Neeley School of Business welcomes 18 teams of graduate business students to vie for cash prizes in the 2020 Graduate Supply Chain Case Competition, presented annually by the TCU Neeley Center for Supply Chain Innovation.

The intense 24-hour competition takes place February 21-22. Teams will have one day to work on the case and then present their recommendations to impressive supply chain industry executives who serve as judges. Cash prizes are $10,000 First Place, $5,000 Second Place, $3,000 Third Place, $1,500 Fourth Place, and a special SAP Auxiliary Case prize of $1,000.

2020 Graduate Supply Chain Competition Teams 
Arizona State University
Brigham Young University
Columbia University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
Lehigh University
Rutgers University
Saint Louis University
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University 
Texas Christian University
University of Arkansas
University of Maryland
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
West Virginia University

visiting team with Super Frog

“This is the fourth year for our graduate supply chain competition and each year we see more of the best supply chain graduate students in the country demonstrating cutting-edge knowledge,” said Morgan Swink, director of TCU Neeley’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation (

Esri (, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics.

The competition is presented annually by the TCU Neeley Center for Supply Chain Innovation. 

2020 Sponsors 
Exclusive Premier Partner - Esri 
Case Provider: Chick-fil-A
Partners: BNSF Railway, HollyFrontier, Lockheed Martin, NFI 
Associate Partners: Corning, Hillwood, The Shepherd Foundation, Shoppa’s Material Handling 
Auxiliary Case Competition Sponsor: SAP
Team Sponsors: Andrews Tool Company, Blue Sky Capital Strategies, C.H. Guenther & Son, Dunaway, Frito-Lay, o9 Solutions, Oncor, Pegasus Logistics Group, PepsiCo, RGP
Supporters: Digital Press, HF Custom Solutions, Hilton Fort Worth, J&S Audio Visual