Global Educator Challenge 2021 – Fall Edition

Monday, September 13th 2021

Until: Friday, October 22nd 2021

12:00 PM , CEST (UTC+2)

Wherever you are...Online!

The theme of the Challenge is ‘Supply Chain Resilience’. 


The Global Educator Challenge – Fall Edition will take place in parallel with the PRO Challenge Fall edition, September 13th – October 22nd. This time it will be an Open Team Edition! Meaning that you can now create your own team! This will be contrary to the Spring edition which was only open to The Fresh Connection Certified Educators and we would assign the teams.


Conditions for creating your own team:

  • The team has to consist of a maximum of 5 participants (Minimum 4) 
  • At least one and a maximum of two of the members must be a certified educator. Certified educators can thus invite peers without experience. These can be from their own university, or from other universities as well.
  • Only the team captain has to register and we will contact you for the contact details of your team members after registration.


About the Challenge 

Compete against other educators from all around the world in the Global Educator Challenge. The Challenge starts on September 13th. During 6 weeks, you will play 3 rounds of the Ultimate Value Chain Experience, The Fresh Connection in teams of four (maximum five).


This global educator challenge is a great way for you to:

  • Discover the functionalities of The Fresh Connection but also learn from other educators from around the world.
  • Introduce The Fresh Connection to your peers without experience
  • Network and meet new colleagues/peers internationally

Each team participant will take one of the management roles: supply chain, operations, sales, or purchasing. The challenge is to make the best strategic and tactical choices to save the virtual manufacturing company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin together with your team.


Challenge Program: 

  • Optional: Informational webinar on the 3rd of September at 2 pm CEST (UTC+2)
  • The Global Educator Challenge starts on the 13th of September at noon.
  • Your team will be playing 3 rounds in total and you have two weeks’ time to make the decisions for each round.
  • The last round closes on the 22nd of October.
  • The award ceremony date will be on 29th of October

Supply Chain Resilience

This year’s edition of the Global Educator Challenge is all about Supply Chain Resilience.

Teams who join the challenge this year will face a specific setup in which they have to manage a supply chain in a way that is prepared for the unexpected. In other words: Can you mitigate black swans under time pressure, be the fastest to recover, and get back to a stable situation?

We don’t want to give away too much… register now for the Global Educator Challenge. Find out what exactly a resilient supply chain is all about!

May the best team win!