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What is UMSCO?

The University of Manitoba Supply Chain Organization (UMSCO) is also the APICS Winnipeg Student Chapter. Our main purpose is to provide information, resources, and networking opportunities to those majoring in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and to individuals interested in the field. Our goal is to help bridge the connection between companies and students looking for career options within the supply chain field.

UMSCO is well-known for our supportive community, which is made up of undergraduate and graduate students. We have been receiving tremendous support from the supply chain department and many top companies in Winnipeg.

What do we provide to students?

Member Meetings

UMSCO invites one to two companies to attend our monthly member meetings where they have the chance to educate students on the operations of their company as well as career opportunities for prospective students.


UMSCO hosts an annual Meet and Greet every year, which is the largest networking event for students majoring in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. It is an evening spent with representatives from companies highly involved in the Supply Chain field. In the past, students have been highly successful making connections for their future careers. 

Case Competition

This academic year on October 11th, we are excited to organize the 3rd Annual UMSCO Case Competition at the I.H. Asper School of Business. Nine teams of three students will get the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and presentation skills in front of industry professionals. As well, cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

Insight into Winnipeg’s Most Sought After Major

The Supply Chain major is becoming very popular in Winnipeg! There is so much interest that the department has added 10 new Supply Chain courses! UMSCO is your way of getting a foot in the door to industry leaders in this field and your chance to connect academics with real world scenarios. 

Case Competitions


This year’s 3rd Annual UMSCO Case Competition will be taking place on Friday, October 11th, 2019. Grab 2 friends and make sure to register your team of 3 when registration begins September 18th, 2019! It is first come first served, as there are only spots for 9 teams available. You don’t want to miss this opportunity as the top 3 winning teams will be awarded cash prizes!


Stay tuned for updates on how our case competition goes through our social media!


Every year, Supply Chain Canada hosts an annual case competition. This year Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Supply Chain Canada invites students to compete at the 2020 Canadian Supply Chain Case Competition that will be held on March 14th, 2020! This is the perfect opportunity for students to gain further experience and showcase their talents to the supply chain industry’s top firms and represent the University of Manitoba to other colleges and universities across Canada. 

During the competition, teams will analyze business case and present their solution to a panel of judges, following a format similar to UMSCO’s Annual Case Competition. Solving the case will require students to focus on resolving real-world challenges through examination of topics such as logistics, network design, procurement, relationship management, and sustainability. Winning teams are eligible for prizes!

Who Can Attend?

Supply Chain Canada welcomes full-time students from colleges and universities across Canada who are currently enrolled in any business/supply chain program. Participants may have started, but cannot have completed a Master’s degree in a related field.

Due to the popularity of the annual event, UMSCO will only be selecting one team of four students to participate in the competition.


Note that interested participants may be eligible for sponsorship funding from UMSCO and the Supply Chain Department for the event. Please email us at umsco.stag@gmail.com if you would like to find out more and are interested in registering a team.

Learn more about Supply Chain Canada, one of UMSCO’s and this case competition’s corporate partners, here.