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A Multicultural Student Exchange on Circular Value Chain Strategies

Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) in Eindhoven is buzzing with excitement as students from six different universities gather to take part in the annual international multidisciplinary week for ICT and business universities. This year’s focus is on circular value chain strategies and how to implement them in a complex business environment with The Blue Connection.


Implementing S&OP in Large Corporations: Insights from Experts

"Including the business games into those workshops and supply chain academy sessions was really useful to bring the team together, get a feeling of community, and have fun. You learn a lot when you have fun, it’s an important driver of learning!"

Cyril Fougerouse
Supply Chain Management Expert,
Founder at Supply Chain Sensei


The Game-Changer: Supply Chain Canada Teams Up with ‘The Fresh Connection’

Imagine diving deep into a business world, where the dynamics of a game merge with the promise of professional growth. Welcome to the collaboration between Supply Chain Canada and business simulation game, The Fresh Connection. Here’s a peek into this exciting journey!


The hidden gem of Unilever’s Procurement Week – an immersive supply chain business game!

In 2022, Inchainge had the incredible opportunity to be a part of Unilever's Procurement Week—a three-day program that brought together 80 procurement professionals, from entry to senior positions, from across Europe, involving them in an immersive training experience with the chance to experiment, learn and exchange ideas.


HAN International School of Business | Master Circular Economy

At HAN International School of Business, we believe that our Masters of Circular Economy program is about empowering students to become change agents in transitioning the world from a linear to a circular economy. To help achieve this goal, The Triple Connection, a practice-based game, was introduced into the program.


Empowering Students with Real-World Experience: An Insight from Stephan Verhasselt Lecturer at FHNW

Stephan Verhasselt is a lecturer at FHNW University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, where he has been teaching for over 10 years. With a background in mechanical engineering and a PhD in supply chain management, Stephan brings a wealth of industry experience to his classes. His goal is to prepare his students for the real world by providing them with hands-on learning experiences.


How a home appliances company experienced an immersive circular transition

Knowing about circular economy is one thing, but implementing circular economy is way more complicated. That is why a large home appliances company formed a team for Inchainge's 3-week open program: Circularity Hands-On.


The essence of supply chain management by Léo Ducrot

Supply chain management is about creating the operating model the company needs to realize its business strategy. It requires to make sure that all the actors of a company are working in the same direction. The Fresh Connection is the perfect tool to understand, experience, and observe the power (and challenges) of alignment. It is a very good learning experience and a lot of fun

Léo Ducrot, Supply Chain Planning Expert at OMP


Lamb Weston brings S&OP alive

Weston has been working with the standard S&OP method for the past year. However, the manufacturer of frozen potato products is still in the process of learning and perfecting the approach. As part of that process, the board of directors arranged for the entire European management team to spend an afternoon playing the business game known as The Fresh Connection.


Canon makes Collaboration Measurable

Intensive collaboration between various disciplines is a vital prerequisite for Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). But how do you create the right mindset? Canon Europe arranged for 80 of its employees across five different time zones to take part in an in-company version of The Fresh Connection.


Online experience with The Fresh Connection

Lecturer Mag. Biljana Roljic shares her experiences in delivering a course online with business simulation game: ‘The Fresh Connection’. Now that learning is taking place at a distance, she holds these debriefings via video call and structures lessons by recording her voice on PowerPoint slides.

University of Vienna, Austria


UTi Puts Itself in its Customers’ Shoes

Logistics service supplier UTi aims to offer its customers integrated solutions that go beyond merely organising transport. Therefore, it decided to train its entire global sales team in S&OP – a process which logistics service providers would not normally bother with. The training method used: The Fresh Connection


Benefits of the Inchainge Connect education community

Nicolai Rassolov is a recognized professional in the supply chain management field. He has been president of the APICS Montreal organization and has more than 20 years of experience in the sector. We are proud to have him as an experienced lecturer in our educator community. Watch this interview in which he shares his experiences!

McGill University, Canada


DuPont takes Employees out of their comfort zone

DuPont runs several training sessions around the world to increase its managers’ awareness of the importance of internal cooperation and leadership. One key component of these five-day sessions is business game The Fresh Connection, which helps the chemical company to combat ‘silo thinking’.


Still learning after a decade of The Fresh Connection

Lecturer Patrick Willems shares his experiences in delivering a course online with business simulation game: ‘The Fresh Connection’. While usually teaching face-to-face classes, he had to adapt and switch to a digital environment.

University of applied sciences UC Leuven-Limburg, The Netherlands