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Senior Shares his Experience Attending a Supply Change Challenge

Senior Shares his Experience Attending the RAMS Operations Stimulus Supply Change Challenge

Jackson Feller is a Senior from Grand Forks, ND majoring in Operation & Supply Chain Management. He has always loved UND and has had a strong connection with the University as his mom works in the Career Services office. Attending UND “made sense and felt right to continue my education here,” the senior exclaimed. Recently, Jackson finished an 8-month co-op as a Supply Chain Analyst at Doosan Bobcat in Gwinner, ND. In the upcoming summer, he will be working as a supply chain intern at Steffes in Grand Forks, ND.

Attending a case competition is a high impact learning experience. We asked Jackson to describe his experience at the RAMS Operations Stimulus Supply Change Challenge. “Regarding the RAMS Operations Stimulus Supply Chain Challenge, my team and I got a prompt from a trucking company that was located in the Chicago area. The challenge they were given was that the company was growing at a rapid pace, and they needed to implement a new property while mitigating all potential qualitative and quantitative aspects. The group and I made a qualitative and financial analysis to make our final property decision while taking into consideration the ROI, NPV, total cost, qualitative pros and cons, etc. We had great feedback from all of the judges and ended up getting an average score of 90 on our presentation. Unfortunately, we ended up losing in pool play to Indiana University, and they went on to win it all.”

Jackson wanted to give a shout-out to Professor Nam, as he took time out of his week to travel to Colorado with the group and was very supportive during the entire process. Additionally, he wanted to thank the other faculty within the Supply Chain department as they took time out of their workdays to prepare the students attending the case competition with presentation practice as well as give the group highly constructive feedback.

“This was a great experience, and I look forward to competing in RAMS again in Detroit next fall.”

Jackson plans to graduate in December of 2023. His career goal is to follow the best opportunity presented to him at the time.