December 22, 2020

Info for Student Teams

What Student Participants from Outside MIT Need to Know

The SCMIT event is open to graduate and undergraduate students from select universities across the world who will work in teams to solve real-life supply chain challenges.

Challenges will address relevant supply chain issues and include one or more of the following elements: digital transformation, inventory management, transportation, machine learning, resilience, transparency, efficiency, costing, optimization, last-mile, quality, scalability, process improvements, sourcing, capacity planning, packaging, logistics, distribution, COVID-19 response, or sustainability. Student teams will have access to any additional detail or resources provided by sponsor companies to supplement their challenge statements, including data, processes, and technologies.

Skills and Expectations

  • Participating students will need strong analytical and logical reasoning skills, and direct experience or a strong understanding of supply chain and/or operations functions.
  • Students from outside MIT will self-organize, and appoint a team captain who will register the team and provide info on team members.

Student Responsibilities

  • Teams must be able to collaborate to research, analyze and present a cohesive recommendation to company representatives who will assess their final presentation.
  • Each team will prepare a final presentation to the sponsoring organization that will consist of a video presentation and an executive summary.
  • Finalists must be prepared to present their findings and respond to questions in a live remote session before a panel of judges.
  • Teams must submit all materials – Video, Executive Summary, Analysis – into a Dropbox folder by the deadline.

2021 Registration has closed!

Information on student participation in SCMIT 2022 or beyond will be posted in fall/winter 2021.