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Ross Students Win First Place in Case Competition

3/14/2006 --

Teams focus on global supply chain management.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Five MBA students from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business took home $6,000 after placing first in the "Intellectual Property Protection in the Global Supply Chain" case competition held by the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Damon Dance '07, Eric Stuckey '07, Paul Backscheider '07, Michael Sanders '07, and Quinn Kilbury '07, defeated 14 teams, including Michigan State University, the University of Southern California and Northwestern University (all top supply chain management schools) at Purdue on Feb. 16 and 17.

The teams competed for three prizes based on their analysis and presentation of a case developed by Bose, McKinney and Evans, LLP.

The competition was judged by members of industry and academia and was part of the "Coordinating the Global Supply Chain" conference.

For more information, contact:
Heather Thorne
Phone: (734) 936-8421