Join our fall edition of the Global Educator Challenge and compete against educators from all around the world! Contrary to the Spring edition which was open only to Certified Educators of The Fresh Connection, this edition you can be the captain of your own team! Surprise your peers in the field of Supply Chain Management related topics, from your own university or another one, with an invitation to join you in this exciting experience!
This edition will be different as you can invite non-certified educators to your team. Invite your colleagues/peers to join you in this unique challenge! All you need is at least one educator (max. two) who is certified in The Fresh Connection business game, and two or three educators that are new to The Fresh Connection. A team should consist of at least four educators.
The Global Educator Challenge starts on September 13th and it takes place fully online.
During six weeks, participants will play three rounds of the Ultimate Value Chain Experience in teams of four (maximum five). Participants get to run their own virtual company called The Fresh Connection, a manufacturer of fruit juices. Faced with declining performance, the management team must get the company back on track as quickly as possible. It is a high-pressure environment in which effective supply chain management is the key to success!
Every decision a participant makes has trade-offs, both within and across roles. Alignment of all the disciplines and the implementation of an effective supply chain strategy will be key to success. Winning will be about generating the best Return on Investment (ROI) for the business while still managing your own team’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and targets!
Responsible for selecting the right suppliers and agreeing service-level agreements (SLAs) with suppliers, including possible collaboration options.
Must decide on capacity in warehouses and production areas and approve investment in bottling lines and mixers. Can introduces various improvement projects. Has the ability to outsource outbound warehousing.
Manages inventories (safety stock and lot size settings), production intervals and the frozen period of production.
Agrees SLAs with customers, manages the product and customer portfolio, forecasts demand and can introduce collaboration concepts.
This edition’s theme is: Risk Management in Global Supply Chains.
The Coronavirus outbreak has severely challenged global supply chains. As local disruptions take place, from manufacturing to distribution, entire supply chains are affected. The scale of these disruptions is tremendous, with 75% of all U.S. businesses experiencing supply chain issues, according to Fortune’s latest estimates. How can these disruptions be avoided in future crises, and how do we respond to acute problems within the value chain?
Dive into the fascinating topic of Risk Management in ‘The Fresh Connection’! Register now for the Global Educator Challenge!
13th September, 2021
22nd October, 2021
You can sign up individually or with your colleagues. We will assign you to a team or complete it for you with peers from across the globe!
This, plus the early definition of roles and rules of interaction, made it possible for the team to perform well from the beginning. Time differences and remote coordination were challenging but both the use of remote collaboration tools (Zoom, WhatsApp and emails) and the user-friendliness of the simulation platform facilitated the experience.