New competition aims to build career interest in logistics industry

October 12, 2016 By Susan Orr
Indianapolis Business Journal

Logistics-industry executives are hoping that a new program built around competition—and cash prizes—can help build more links between their industry and the state’s colleges and universities.

On Oct. 12-14, 72 students from 18 Indiana schools are scheduled to participate in the Conexus Indiana Logistics Case Competition. Each school will bring a team of four students who will work to solve a logistics problem. The top three teams will earn cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000.

In the bigger picture, the first-time event aims to build interest in what logistics executive Mark DeFabis calls a “vastly underappreciated” industry.

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