EMIL Class Predicts the Future State of Supply Chain

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Georgia Tech’s Executive Master’s in International Logistics (EMIL) program and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGEY) team up to host The First Annual EMIL Business Case Competition. EMIL is a masters degree program that helps the world’s leading companies develop creative, global logistics solutions by grooming their supply chain executives.

On June 5, 2003 EMIL participants from companies such as Intel, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Baxter will face-off to solve a real-world, global supply chain problem in a case competition setting. This event will take place at CGEY’s Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) in Atlanta, which capitalizes on their unique venue and facilitation methodology to allow accelerated business decision making and innovative solutions development. EMIL advisory board members, including senior executives from the world’s leading companies, will judge the competition and award the first EMIL Supply Chain Leadership Award.

Each team will receive a comprehensive problem statement designed to “stress test” their global supply chain management skills and will have three hours to formulate their response. Team members will address the entire supply chain including procurement, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, consumer management and reverse logistics, all within an international context.

“This business case competition is the ultimate test,” said Dr. John Vande Vate, EMIL Executive Director. “The EMIL participants have studied the extended supply chain and have learned best practices from international thought leaders during their European, Latin American, Asian and U.S. residences. Through the case competition, participants apply this international supply chain knowledge to a real world problem and then are critiqued by Senior Executives from their own companies. It can’t get much more real world than that.”

Each year, EMIL draws vice presidents, directors and managers with diverse work experience, interests, industry expertise and ethnic backgrounds to participate as EMIL class members. To date, twenty-one global corporations, such as Intel, Ford, General Motors and Baxter, have already sponsored executives in EMIL.

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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
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  • Created On: Jun 28, 2003 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm