The first Supply Chain Management course will officially begin at UNB Saint John on January 10, 2008. The course has been developed jointly by Dr. Richard Cho and the J.D. Irving, Limited Purchasing Group. An estimated 20 students are expected to participate in the inaugural 4th year course, which will be offered once a year. In addition, students will be eligible for a $2500 prize to be awarded as part of a practical case competition dealing with a real business situation. Students will compete to provide the best supply chain solution for a particular business case based on a number of real variables.