And the answer is Penn State. The question: Which school's team of MBA candidates took top honors at this spring's International Graduate Logistics Case Competition in Chicago?
The Penn State team, from the school's Smeal College of Business, finished just ahead of the second-place team from the University of Minnesota. Michigan State and Ohio State tied for third.
As part of the competition, teams were given 24 hours to come up with a strategic plan for a Turkish manufacturer that markets its products throughout Turkey and Europe. The winning team came up with a strategy that called for the company to refocus its attention on its key manufacturing competencies and shift supply chain management and ownership of its newly purchased supply chain software to a third-party logistics service provider. The competition was judged by a panel of industry executives from FedEx Freight, Guidant Foods, Miller Brewing and W.W. Grainger.