Hershey Challenge

What can Hershey do to prepare for a scenario of 30% of the personnel in the offices, factories, warehouses, and truck drivers not being able to work?"

Background: In light of most of the world health organizations warning that a pandemic is coming at some point in the world™s future what should Hershey do to prepare?  Whether it is Avian Flu or any other type of pandemic or epidemic it could affect as much as 30% of the population.   What can Hershey do to prepare for a scenario when 30% of the personnel in the offices, factories, warehouses, and the truck drivers can not work?  Obviously, these strategies and techniques could apply to other businesses, but for this challenge please make it specific to Hershey.


The Hershey Company Challenge Schedule and Procedures:

Step #1: Registration Forms Submittal (also complete typed proposal electronic submittal instructions, below) ” Be sure to view the rules, registration and forms. You must submit completed registration forms and contract forms for The Hershey Company Challenge via US postal mail to:

Let's Get Real
624 Waltonville Road,
Hummelstown, PA 17036
by January 26, 2007

Step #2: Typed Proposal Electronic Submittal (also complete registration forms submittal instructions, above) ” You must submit your typed proposal for The Hershey Company Challenge in acceptable electronic format* via e-mail to:

AND a Copy to: LGR@epix.net
January 26, 2007

*Acceptable electronic formats for your typed proposal are: Microsoft Word (.doc), Microsoft Excel (.xls), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt), or simple text file (.txt). If separate graphics or scanned images are included, they should be in gif, jpg, or jpeg format.

Step #3: Oral Finals Notification ” If your solution is selected as a finalist, your team coordinator will be notified by February 23, 2007 that your team has been chosen to present your solution at the oral finals. The finals will be held at The Hershey Company Corporate Headquarters, 100 Crystal A Drive, Hershey PA. Date to be announced.

NOTE: ONLY finalist student team members and their adult team coordinator are invited to attend the oral presentation finals at The Hershey Company Corporate Headquarters. The Hershey Company is not prepared to host student family members or additional school faculty at this facility. Please visit www.HersheyPA.com to view current events and attractions available to the public in the Hershey area.