UNT logistics students win national competition

2014 IANA winners
Students are, from left to right: Sterling Harden, Regina Suwuh and Jesse Dolan. These three College of Business students won the Intermodal Association of North America's fourth annual Intermodal Challenge. Photo courtesy of Caught in the Moment Photography.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:00
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DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Three University of North Texas College of Business students won the Intermodal Association of North America's fourth annual Intermodal Challenge at the 2014 Intermodal EXPO this September in Long Beach, California, making it the second year in a row that UNT students took top honors in the competition.

Students Jesse Dolan, Sterling Harden and Regina Suwuh clinched the top prize for developing a solution to a case study involving shipping intermodal containers for a luggage company from Asia to the United States. The students used a total cost analysis to determine which ports to use and how to transport the items to the distribution centers in the most efficient and cost-effective manner while considering risks. Dolan and Harden are aviation logistics majors, and Suwuh is a logistics and supply chain management major. All three plan to graduate in December.

In 2013, three UNT students won the third annual Intermodal Challenge presented by the Intermodal Association of North America for a paper and presentation that provided solutions for growing the intermodal industry. The Intermodal Association of North America is an industry trade association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry.

About UNT's College of Business

With more than 5,500 students, UNT's College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International since 1961.

With 103 full-time faculty members, the college offers 16 undergraduate degrees, 22 master's degrees, seven doctoral programs and 17 certificate programs. Three centers and institutes in the College of Business create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the new 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011.

Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships and the Professional Leadership Program to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment. 

About IANA

IANA is North America's only industry trade association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. The association's mission is to promote the growth of efficient intermodal freight transportation through innovation, education and dialogue. The association offers valuable information and services specific to the intermodal industry encompassing consensus business solutions that facilitate operations, regulatory compliance and policy issue management. IANA's membership roster of over 1,000 members represents the diverse companies critical to moving freight efficiently and safely. IANA provides a discussion forum for the many types of stakeholders along the supply chain, resulting in a strong unified voice advocating the needs of intermodal freight transportation. For more information, visit the Intermodal Association of North America online.

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