Train your value chain professionals, and benchmark their skills against the world’s best.
Every year, The Fresh Connection Global PRO Challenge pits teams from your region and from across the globe against each other. It is an ideal opportunity to learn by experience and match your teams’ Supply Chain Management skills against the best in the world.
Every edition of the Challenge has a supply chain theme. Some themes from recent years are: Sales & Operations Planning, Carbon Footprint, Supply Chain Risk Management and more.
The Fresh Connection Global PRO Challenge is designed as a unique Supply Chain Management (SCM) training event. Company teams (members from the same company), as well as Individuals teams (members from different companies), made up of four people, first take part in open training workshops which are meaningful learning experiences in their own right. At the same time, they are benchmarked against other participating teams who make up the same four disciplines: supply chain, operations, sales and purchasing.
From the very start teams have to make the best strategic and tactical choices to save the virtual company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin and make it profitable again.
Based on the benchmark outcomes teams can be promoted to a global tournament called the Global PRO Challenge.
The best performing teams from the Global PRO Challenge gather for the Global PRO Final. This year due to the pandemic the final taking place on November 2020 will be online for the first time ever. Besides recognition and fame, the Global PRO Final Champions will win an intensive four-day Executive Education SCM course at MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA, worth $ 4,995 per participant.
Any time Before the challenge
Teams have the opportunity to attend online training sessions organized for their country. Each session includes numbers of rounds of The Fresh Connection. These training sessions are a meaningful learning experiencein their own right. Eligible teams will progress to the Global PRO challenge.
Spring edition: Apr 10 – May 29
Fall edition: Sep 14 – Oct 2
Eligible teams will be divided into country pools and they will experience three Global PRO Challenge rounds as they compete against the best value chain management teams from their country or from around the world. Each round takes typically 2-3 hours. The strongest teams of each country orregion will continue to the Global PRO Final.
14 November – 18 November
The best performing teams from the Global PRO Challenge gather online for the Global PRO final 2020!