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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Howard Places Second in National Supply Chain Competition

James Haddow (Professor and Director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management), James Thompson (Junior), Grayson Mitchell (Senior), Adeshile Allinson (Senior) and Travis Smith (Junior).

WASHINGTON (November 9, 2012) – A team of Howard University students took second place in the General Motors/Wayne State University School of Business Administration Supply Chain Case Competition in Detroit.

Howard’s supply chain case competition team was made up of four students who major in supply chain management: James Thompson (junior), Adeshile Allinson (senior), Travis Smith (junior), and Grayson Mitchell (senior). The team was supported by James Haddow, a professor and director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management.

After the first day of competition, the line-up of sixteen schools dwindled down to a final four that included Howard University. The case competition focused on the Chevrolet Malibu Eco. Students were given a set of facts and had to take into account many variables, including procurement of advanced technology components, global business issues, logistics costs and sustainability.

Many of the participating schools were among the leading business schools in supply chain management including: Colorado State University, Miami University (Ohio), Michigan State University and Pennsylvania State University. The coveted award gives Howard great credibility in the supply chain management world.



Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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