The 5th Supply Chain Challenge (SCC) culminated in the Grand Finals held at SIM University (UniSIM) on 22 July 2016. Out of a total of 63 teams who registered for the competition in May, 23 teams were shortlisted for the qualifying rounds based on their online case submissions. These teams attended a boot camp on our campus on 4 June, where they experienced our Logistics Poster Presentation and met with the representatives from the eight mentor companies. Eight teams were eventually handpicked by these companies for a six-week mentorship period.
On the morning of the Finals, the eight teams vied for the top three spots with a presentation and question-and-answer session. Two teams from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and one from Republic Polytechnic (RP) were finally selected by the judges – Mr Gerry Tan, Singapore Logistics Association; Mr Li Jingheng, SPRING Singapore; Mr Lawrence Au, Oriel Management Consulting Pte Ltd; and Dr Park Byung Joon, our senior lecturer for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. All three teams made spirited presentations to convince the judges of their collective ability to identify the supply chain challenges of their mentor company, provide detailed analysis of those issues and recommend practical solutions. SP's Team SLS eventually won the SCC Trophy 2016 and S$4,000 while Team JAM from the same polytechnic was the first runner-up and received S$2,000. The second runner-up was RP's Team Lo-Cheese-Stick and received S$1,000 for their effort.
Team SLS with their winnings and mentors from Bok Seng Logistics, together with Mr Stanley Lim (second from right),
Chairman of the Singapore Logistics Association; and Professor Tsui Kai CHong (extreme right), Provost of UniSIM.