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HOW IT WORKS

The objective of supply chain sustainability
is to create, protect and grow long-term
environmental, social and economic value for all stakeholders involved in bringing products and services to market. 

 

—  UN Global Compact N.D.

ELIGIBILITY​

  • The competition is open to anyone enrolled as a full-time, part-time, undergraduate, or graduate student at a degree-granting educational institution anywhere in the world. 

  • There are no restrictions on the student’s major course of study.

  • There are no limits to the number of students/teams entered from each institution. 

  • Participants must be officially enrolled at the time of registration.

TEAMS​

  • All participants will compete as members of a single institution team or multiple institutions' “paired team”.

  • Each team will consist of an advisor and a maximum of 4 students.

  • Teams can comprise of any combination of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • No student can be a member of more than one team.

SINGLE INSTITUTION TEAMS

  • Each team will consist of a faculty advisor and between 2 to 4 students from the same school.

  • Students will form their teams with members of their own choosing.

  • Each team must assign a name to its team.

  • Participants must indicate the name of his/her team when registering

PARTICIPANTS NOT CURRENTLY PART OF A TEAM

  • Participants who are not members of a team may register by entering “Unattached” as the name of the team.

  • “Unattached” participants will be placed into teams by the organizer.

MULTIPLE INSTITUTION - PAIRED TEAMS

  • To encourage cross-cultural learning, an optional Paired-Teams program will pair teams from developed countries to compete as one. 

  • This program provides students with valuable experience working in a multicultural environment and promotes knowledge sharing.  Experienced faculty from developed countries will lead the paired-team projects and provide necessary training to help students from developing countries prepare.

  • Teams that wish to be paired with another team must indicate this on their registration. 

  • The pairing will be assigned by the organizer.

REGIONS

  • The competition is split into geographical regions based on the number of participating schools and teams.

THE JUDGING PANEL

  • The judging panel will comprise of academics, practitioners, and representatives of international organizations 

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BENEFITS 

  • Empowering youth to take action towards UN SDGs.

  • Connecting future supply chain leaders with global peers.

  • Experience working in a multicultural environment while learning effective teamwork skills.

  • Schools will gain access to the GSCC global network of leading educators and education programs.

  • Faculty members can join GSCC Special Interest Group on faculty development and joint research.

  • Teams are provided with a list of cases about a multinational organization’s supply chain challenges.

  • Each team will select one case to work towards an innovative solution that contributes towards at least one of the targeted UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • The competition cases will be available to all competitors on the Case Release Date.

  • The competition cases are only available to registered competitors.

  • The cases will clearly state the current status, and stakeholders, provide relevant data, define the project scope, success criteria

  • Cases will be written using the PRFAQ method

We offer two training programs taught by Industry Experts and Professors to help prepare students for the competition

1. FUNDAMENTALS OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY (INCLUDED WITH COMPETITION REGISTRATION) 

This course aims to provide students with the foundational knowledge of global supply chains and sustainability. Training content covers Global Supply Chain Fundamentals, product life cycle management, supply chain impact on sustainability, carbon footprint of global supply chains, Alignment of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – global supply chain aspects, ESG
fundamentals – Environment, Social and Governance impact, and measures.

2. CREATING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS (ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY)

This optional course aims to provide students with an understanding of global supply chains and their implications for citizens, businesses, and the environment. Students will be equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills, and tools to prepare, present and write up business cases for supply chain sustainability. The skills gained will also prepare students for participation in
international case competitions. 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

REGIONAL COMPETITION HOSTS

Regional competition hosts will be selected to serve as the base for rounds one and two judging, regional awards as well as other competition-related events. Institutions with supply chain education programs or significant research in the area of sustainability, UN-affiliated entities, non-profit organizations, industry associations, or training providers in related fields are eligible to serve as competition hosts.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR REGIONAL COMPETITION HOSTS! CONTACT US AT INFO@SUPPLYCHAINSDG.ORG IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. 

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FAQ's

Q: I am not majoring in supply chain, sustainable management, etc. Can I participate?

A: Yes, we do not set restrictions for disciplines and encourage cross-discipline teams.

Q: If I am a student now but will graduate in a few months, can I participate?

A: If you are still a student when you register for the competition and your advisor can prove that your project proposal was completed during the school, but you will be graduated in October 2023 when competition starts, you can still participate.

Q: I am a part-time student, can I participate?

A: Yes, as long as you have registered student status.

 

Q: If I start my program in September, can I participate?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Can postgraduates and undergraduates form mixed teams?

A: Yes.

Q: Can doctoral students participate in the competition?

A: No.

Q: If I do not win, can I get a certificate of participation?

A: Yes. Your participation reflects your willingness to work with youth from all over the world to promote innovation in sustainable supply chains, and demonstrates your attempts to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Q: I lack knowledge in related fields, can I participate in related training programs?

A: Yes, when you register, you will receive the English course " Fundamentals of Global Supply Chain Sustainability". In addition, we offer an optional five-module advanced training program "Creating a Sustainable Global Supply Chain" taught by experts from the Global Supply Chain Classroom. We provide online and offline blended learning mode of this course in China.

 

Q: What language is used in this competition?

A: Although you can use native languages in data collection, research and analysis, each group needs to submit the final written proposal in English and the group representatives need to make presentations in English.

FALL 2024 REGISTRATION OPEN

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