Join this edition of the Global Educator Challenge and compete against educators from all around the world! You can be the captain of your own team with your colleagues or peers. Surprise them in the field of supply-chain-management-related topics with this year’s theme: supply chain resilience.
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 November 7th, and it takes place fully online.
The challenge will cover our learning solution: Supply Chain Resilience. This solution covers everything in creating a resilient supply chain. 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 where effective supply chain management is the key to success!
With this year’s theme, Supply Chain Resilience, you’ll experience:
Collaborating with external parties
Optimize your supplier footprint
Bring strategy into action
Manage your customer expectations
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 Supply Chain Resilience.
This year's theme is supply chain resilience. Operational risk and interruption can threaten multiple areas of the supply chain. You are challenged to build a resilient supply chain that has the capability to mitigate most supply chain disruptions and greatly limits the impact of those that occur.
7th November, 2022
8 AM CT (UTC -6)
3 PM CET (UTC +1)
15th December, 2022
10 AM CT (UTC -6)
5 PM CET (UTC +1)
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.
In the fall edition, it was a great idea to mix educators with and without experience with the business game in the same team. This included other goals to play as a team with different knowledge levels of the business game. Plus, we had to try to win, support our colleagues to understand the business game, motivate us all to be one aligned team, and everything at the same time! I will for sure continue to play with my students in my courses and participate in the next Challenges.