The Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business are hosting the Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp July 17-20, 2016, on the University of Arkansas campus. The program is a residential summer camp for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades in fall 2016.
The 4-day camp will introduce students to supply chain management, logistics, retailer and supplier-related industries topics. Campers will tour nearby companies, hear from industry leaders, learn from Walton College faculty and present solutions to a business case study.
The camp is limited to 25 students. The cost is $650 per camper. Applications must be received no later than May 20. A limited number of need-based scholarships may be available.
Students from the Sam M. Walton College of Business placed second in the Operation Stimulus Denver Case Competition held Feb. 4-6. Teams from 16 top-ranked universities converged in Denver to take part in a transportation, logistics and supply chain competition hosted by the Denver Transportation Club, a non-profit dedicated to create interest in transportation.
The Walton team — Sarah Wiles, Jonathan Schultz, Layseen Chen Torres and Andreas Kofler – competed against teams from Syracuse University, Iowa State University and Weber State University, winning round one on the first day of the competition. In the final round, the Walton team competed against teams from University of Manitoba, University of North Texas and Colorado State University.
“Our team was well prepared. After receiving the case, they worked together without feedback from faculty or others for over 40 hours each prior to the competition. Their critical thinking, presentation and technical skills in their major paid off,” said John Kent, director, Supply Chain Management Research Center, and team adviser. “They described their solution as a ‘symmetrical rotational distribution center’ and presented it using graphical animation and created their own mathematical model used to calculate efficiency.”
The four Walton students are majoring in supply chain management and were selected from a group of approximately 25 students who replied to a call for case competition team members, which was open to more than 400 supply chain management majors.
On Oct. 22-23, seven supply chain students from the Sam M. Walton College of Business traveled to Denton, Texas, to visit Tetra Pak, a global food processing and carton packaging solutions company, to learn about packaging processes.
Mentors and scholarships often pave the way to successful careers for students. With that in mind, Walton College’s Supply Chain Management Research Center set out to provide opportunities for female business students to interact with professional women leaders.