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New student competition during STAFDA Convention


This year’s Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association’s Convention and Trade Show, scheduled for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in San Diego, will feature a competition for college students with industrial distribution, supply chain, or construction management majors.

The competition involves turning around a fictitious supply chain manufacturer that is losing money. The students will have to address five key areas of the company: Purchasing; Operations; Sales; Supply Chain Management, and Finance. Students will also have to contend with the new market space of webstore sales, how to secure suppliers when faced with constrained capacity, and distribution.

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