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’ Value 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: Supply Chain Resilience, Constrained Capacity, Carbon Footprint, Strategic and Functional Alignment (S&OP), and more!
The Fresh Connection Global PRO Challenge is designed as a unique Value Chain Management training event. The two types of teams that are eligible to join the challenge are company teams (members from the same company) and individual teams (members from different companies). In teams of four, they will 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 make up of the same four disciplines: supply chain, operations, sales and purchasing. The trainings are versatile and can be delivered in various delivery formats, even in a 3D environment (VirBELA).
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.
The Global PRO Challenge is an extremely versatile experience. The delivery format of the training sessions, workshops and challenge rounds can be varied to suit your needs. It can be face-to-face, fully online, or in a hybrid setting.
You can also choose your preference of online platforms. Don’t want to lose the social aspect of it? It's now possible to carryout trainingsin a 3D environment (VirBELA)! We always strive to deliver a state-of-the-art of online experience when it comes to experiential learning.
The Global PRO Final 2020 was fully online for the first time ever in the 3D environment of VirBELA. This was a great experience based on all the positive feedback received from participants and partners!
The best performing teams from the Global PRO Challenge gather for the Global PRO Final. 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 $5,995 per participant.
Any time Before the challenge
Teams have the opportunity to attend online training sessions organized for their country. Each session includes a number of rounds of The Fresh Connection. These training sessions are a meaningful learning experience in their own right. Eligible teams will progress to the Global PRO challenge.
Mid April – End May
September - October
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 typically takes 2-3 hours to complete. The strongest teams of each country or region will continue to the Global PRO Final.
The best performing teams from the Global PRO Challenge gather online to compete for the Global PRO Final.
Who will become this year's World Champion?