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Undergraduate and graduate students from the C. T. Bauer College of Business recently put their skills to practice during the Supply Chain Forum Case Competition sponsored by BP.
Five teams consisting of undergraduate, MBA and MS students participated in the event, with SCM undergraduate students Mahek Hooda, Anstein Huynh and Priyanka Sawant and GEM MBA student Swati Singh earning the final prize.
The symposium serves as the department’s outreach to the Houston community by providing a discussion forum on important topics facing the industry. This year’s theme focused on “Port of Houston: Preparing for the New Panama Canal.”
Port Houston Trade Development Manager Ricardo Arias kicked off the symposium by discussing the impact the recent expansion to the Panama Canal has had on the port. The expansion has allowed larger vessels to move through the Panama Canal on their way to Houston, making traveling through the port a more appealing option for international businesses, Arias said.
The Bauer Supply Chain Forum at the C. T. Bauer College of Business held its first internal case competition on Friday, March 4 at the University of Houston.
Seven teams of students from the Department of Decision & Information Sciences supply chain program at the graduate and undergraduate levels participated in the competition. Team Bauer Power, led by Skyler Singletary, took home the first place prize. The winning team consisted of undergraduate students from an SCM 3301 class, who finished with a composite score of 75.83.
The Bauer Supply Chain Forum at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston hosted industry leaders and top students in the discipline during the Bauer Supply Chain Fall 2015 Symposium.
The daylong symposium focused on the topic Trade Compliance, and included discussions and networking opportunities with leaders in the industry. The symposium serves as a way to connect students with industry leaders in order to enhance what they are learning in the classroom.
Supply chain industry professionals connected to academic leaders and top students in the discipline in March at the Bauer Supply Chain Spring 2015 Symposium hosted by the Supply Chain Forum at the C. T. Bauer College of Business.
Presenters from Wilson Perumal & Company, including manager Chris Seifert and case team leader Scott Stallbaum, gave a keynote address that focused on the growth of complexity in the field, and how companies can handle the changing atmosphere of the supply chain domain.
The undergraduate program in supply chain management (SCM) at the Bauer College has been ranked 14th in the nation by Gartner Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.
"This is first time the Bauer SCM program was evaluated, and we beat out several high-quality and well-known programs," said Funda Sahin, an associate professor of supply chain management in the college's Department of Decision & Information Sciences. "This is a significant accomplishment for our department and Bauer." More.
Supply chain students from the Bauer College were given the opportunity to meet with leaders in Houston's supply chain industry at the inaugural Bauer Supply Chain Student Association (SCSA) career mixer in August. The event, open to all classifications of supply chain students, welcomed 19 employers to campus as part of a pre-selection hiring process for internships and job offers.
"This was the first time the Bauer supply chain program has hosted one of these events," Bauer SCSA president Ola Almadhaji said. "As students, we appreciate their support in helping us start down the right avenue to get job offers and internships."
After 45 years at Georgia State University in Atlanta, the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) has relocated to the Bauer College. The move, which promises to make the college a leader in the field of decision sciences, was orchestrated in part by Bauer Professor E. Powell Robinson Jr., a long-time leader of the organization.
"This is exciting for us because it really puts Bauer on the international map as a leading institution that thinks very highly of academic societies, professional development, leadership and teaching - because that's everything the institute is about," Powell said. "So having DSI based at Bauer is really a nice feather in our cap, and it's going to make a lot of our colleagues jealous." More.