Supply Challenge

Supply Chain Challenge 2015

ISM-NE and Nebraska Organ Recovery Association

are collaborating to provide the 2015 supply chain challenge

in a university undergraduate competition!


  • What is the Challenge?

      • Develop a project plan for implementation of a Centralize Call Center for Nebraska Organ Recovery Inc.

  • When is it due?

    • Project Reports due to John Stallbaum’s email– Noon December 1, 2015;

    • University Presentations TBD by each University to select one team for    State Competition;

    • State Competition Friday, Dec. 11th from1-4 p.m. at Creighton University’s        College of Business, located in the Harper Building Room 3047 at 602 N. 20th St. Omaha, Nebraska

  • What are the requirements?

    • Team membership

      • Undergraduate full time or part time students.

      • Minimum membership: 2 students; maximum membership: 4 students.

      • You can select your own team, team leader, work hours, duties, peer review.

      • Members must follow the Institute for Supply Management’s ethical and professional codes of conduct at all times. (Found at

    • Performance/Results

      • Each University should submit their top team’s Project Proposals by Dec. 10, 2015 to John Stallbaum at (No other correspondence should occur). Each of the Universities will choose only one team for State.

      • Final Reports should be of high quality & include sections on project description, data collection, data analysis, & suggestions that directly address the sections outlined in the proposal.

      • Status reports containing project’s progress should be emailed to your school’s coordinating professor on a regular basis for feedback and direction.

      • Presentation at local and potentially state competition – judges will select the winning team & present the cash awards.

      • Judging criteria will include: effective analysis of challenge, application of concepts, creative & feasible solutions, & degree to which proposal questions are addressed.

    • What’s in it for the student?

      • Team cash award of $1000 for the selected project plan at the State Level.

      • All participants receive a certificate from ISM.

      • Finalists from each university present to the NOR board – this is an honor!

      • Winning team’s pictures and results to be featured on the ISM website!

      • Opportunity to work on some real world issues.

      • Develop consulting skills that can add to your resume.

      • Network with & win the respect of industry executives.

      • Hone those team work and leadership skills in a real-world setting.

    • How to compete?

    • Contact Marty Sehn by email indicating your intent to compete and you will be sent the competition materials, business case, data, deliverables and DVD.

    • CONTACT: 

    • The materials have already been sent to each of the university’s for consideration and input during development.