Supply Chain Analytics Case Competition



International Materials

Who is International Materials? 

  • International Materials is one of the leading global, privately-owned, independent, bulk raw material trading companies in the world. Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, International Materials focuses on serving the global needs of customers in the cement, wallboard and steel making industries by delivering cementitious and solid fuels products efficiently and to customer specifications.


What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)?

  • Supply chain management is the coordination of the network of companies involved in the acquisition, movement, transformation, and distribution of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption at the final customer. SCM also includes the reverse flow of materials back from the source of consumption to the source of supply (for example, returns and warranties). SCM functions include sourcing/procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and retail management.


Who can register?

  • The competition is open university wide to all undergraduate or graduate students in ALL colleges! Students currently studying supply chain management, business analytics, operations management, industrial engineering, systems engineering, statistics, computer science are encouraged to sign up. Registration is free, and there will be cash prizes available to the winning team!


About the competition

Teams will be made up of 3 (minimum) to 5 (maximum) members:

  1. You can apply as an individual (to be later paired with a team)
  2. You can apply as an exisiting team of 3 to 5


Case Competition 

  • Faculty led with regular meetings and check-ins
  • Industry interaction
  • Potential employment
  • Real-world problem solving
  • Cash prizes


November 2023 - Registration Opens

January 15, 2024 - Registration Closes


SCM Careers





SCM Students


The kickoff for this exciting event will take place at International Materials headquarters in Delray Beach. All teams will meet with International Materials’ executives and supply chain teams, learn about International Materials’ industry and unique challenges, in addition to being fully briefed on the case setting and problem each team will solve. All teams will be paired with a representative from International Materials who will be their point of contact.


Competition Presentations

Each team will work together to solve the challenges presented by the International Materials team over the course of February, March, and much of April. At the end of this period, each team will prepare a presentation for the executive team of International Materials to be presented at the headquarters in Delray Beach. These presentations will be high-level reports, summarizing the key points of the proposed solution with a specific emphasis on how the International Materials team can implement and deploy each team’s suggestion. Each presentation will be judged by a panel of International Materials' executives who will determine the winner. This will be an in-person event and presentation, followed by an award ceremony.

SCM Presentations