A team of UNT logistics and supply-chain management students won the top prize at Operation Stimulus, a prestigious, highly competitive collegiate case study competition.
Seniors Chelsea Jones, Woodrow Weaver and Carlos Castro with junior Joshua Intondi (pictured with Julie Willems-Espinoza, associate director of UNT's Center for Logistics Education and Research) beat 19 teams from nationally and internationally ranked logistics programs — including last year's winner, Dalhousie University. Juniors Kristopher Henny and Pritti Gill attended as observers.
"We knew if we could get past universities like Penn State, Iowa State, Dalhousie and Texas Tech, then we had a good shot at winning," says Weaver, the team captain.
In the competition, students took on the role of consultants hired to assist a fictional retailer in growing its business by leveraging its supply chain.