Global Challenge 2016

The 2016 Finals of the 6th Global Final of The Fresh Connection went to the North American continent for the first time. To Miami, Florida to be precise. More than 1,000 participants, representing close to 300 companies from 30+ countries started out in training rounds. From there they went on to Global Challenge rounds to try and become their nations’ best team. 11 teams came out on top and were invited to come to Miami and compete on behalf of their country and company in the Global Final.

Already between September 2015 and April 2016 most of the participating teams started with the training rounds. They attended face-to-face workshops with The Fresh Connection simulation, workshops that were about major supply chain learning topics. Being high quality trainings in their own right, these workshops provided true learning value to any participating team. As extras, teams that performed exceptionally well, could continue training: first of all participation in the TFC Global Challenge rounds between April 2016 and June 2016. Second, for the 11 teams that were the best of their country, a free trip to the TFC Global Final in Miami, FL on September 22, 2016. And to top it off, a prize for the TFC Global Final winner: an SCM Executive Course at MIT in Boston, MA, USA.

After five exhilarating rounds, in which the top positions changed a number of times, the team from TCS (Pakistan) proved to be best team of all. They became TFC Global Final Champion of 2016 and they won the MIT prize.

The TCS team members:

  • Muhammad Usman Azam
  • Hyder Mufti
  • Syed Umer Ali
  • Mohsin Ali

Runner up is one of two JD.com teams form China. And 2nd runner up is Avebe from the Netherlands. The whole ranking can be found in the table below.

 COUNTRY  TEAM  Weighted ROI
1  Pakistan  TCS  38,40%
2  China  JD.com  37,41%
3  The Netherlands  Avebe  35,61%
4  China  JD.com
5  Turkey  BRISA
6  Brazil  Coca-Cola
7  UK  AB World Foods
8  France  Sanofi  
9  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Readymix
10  Poland  SPX Flow Technology
11  Russia  R-pharm

We wholeheartedly thank all teams for being part of the TFC Global Challenge 2016. Without your efforts and perseverance, The Global Challenge would not have been possible. Looking ahead we have already taken one important decision for next year’s Challenge: in 2017 the Global Final will take place in a city that is located on the other side of the Atlantic: LISBON in Portugal.

We hope to see all of you participating to become the 2017 Global Challenge Champion!