For the 2019 Finals of the 9th Global PRO Final of The Fresh Connection we chose the country where the Olympic Games originate from: Greece. In the welcoming and ancient city that is Athens our event team organized an international partner meeting, followed by a riveting Global Final.
After a spectacular week full of company interaction, networking, teamwork & team building, and of course international competition at the highest level, the Award Ceremony was the highlight to top off the Global Final Week 2018 hosted by Windesheim University of applied sciences in Zwolle. The Fresh Print from McGill University, Canada convincingly claimed the championship title of this year’s Global Student Challenge. This year for the first time the two tracks, The Cool Connection (TCC) and The Fresh Connection (TFC), merged during the Global Final Week forcing all teams to play 3 rounds of both simulations. The Canadian team, consisting of fulltime Master students, that won the North- & South America Regional Final in January had an outstanding performance throughout the 3 rounds of The Fresh Connection, claiming 1st spot halfway through the competition. The Cool Connection track resulted in a fierce battle but in the end the team from McGill University prevailed and was awarded this year’s crown and €10,000 in cash!
On the 2nd of March, JD.Com, the largest online retailer in China launched JD Supply Chain College at the JD Smart Supply Chain Strategy Conference in Beijing. It has been known that JD.Com developed a highly automated and advanced logistics and warehousing network to enhance its supply chain capabilities.