LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Over 50 students from around the world came together at APICS 2015 to participate in The APICS Fresh Connection Global Student Final challenge. “Juice in Time” from HEC Montreal was named the winner of the challenge. “GoJIT” from HEC Montreal and Excalibur from University of Udine, Italy were named first and second runner-ups, respectively. Winners were honoured during the closing presentation at the APICS 2015 conference.
Simone Peinkofer of the University of Arkansas received the 2015 Plossl Research Fellowship and a $2,500 award for her dissertation on operations management.
Emily Waschenko from Pennsylvania State University and Iftin Thompson from Iowa State University received the LL Waters Scholarship, which recognizes students with high potential in the area of logistics. Additionally, Transportation Journal, now an APICS SCC publication, recognized Lisa Ellram, Miami University, and Susan Golicic, Colorado State University, for their article titled, “Adopting Environmental Transportation Practices” with the Best Paper Award. Robert Novack, PhD, Pennsylvania State University and Paul Murphy, PhD, John Carroll University were also honored with the Outstanding Editorial Reviewer Award.
Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CAE, CPA, APICS CEO, commented, “Advancing education in supply chain, logistics and operations management, as well as shining a light on this career path, is a primary focus of APICS. Everyone honored today has shown dedication to furthering and improving the supply chain industry. Congratulations to our winners and to all the students who have chosen to pursue this exciting and rewarding career.”