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!
As part of The Final week of The Global Student Challenge, on Thursday, the teachers participated in an interactive Train-the-Teacher training of The Fresh Connection.
Coaching teachers of participating teams from McGill University Montreal, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Chongqing Technology and Business University, and teachers of Twente University, Tilburg University, Nyenrode University, together with our Education Associate in the US, Chuck Nemer, and a participant from ESTIEM (the organisation for European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management), worked in teams of 3 to improve the ROI of their virtual company.
Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion in Sèttat, Morocco, in the Maghreb region, was host today of an in-house Train-the-Teacher Training of The Fresh Connection. As many as 26 participants from 10 institutes, and 5 companies, all closely involved in Supply Chain Management, either from an education or professional point of view, were trained to learn more about The Fresh Connection and to experience the game themselves.
In the morning the participants were welcomed by the previous and present Directors of ENCG.
Prime Minister Rutte traveled to China with about 165 companies and knowledge institutes.
“One of the companies that could literally bridge China and the Netherlands is Inchainge. This company is specialized in developing and marketing simulations and learning programs in Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Finance. They have been active in China since 2013 and Development Manager Turner Tian told us why they are joining the Minister-President to China.”
In the presence of our Minister for foreign trade, mrs. Sigrid Kaag, Michiel Steeman of Inchainge signed an agreement yesterday with the China Federation of Logistic Professionals to promote The Fresh Connection in logistic and supply chain education across China.
Students from Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg claim victory at the German Regional Final of the Global Student Challenge.
Last Saturday the BVL campus in Bremen was buzzing with excitement. A total of 64 students from 13 universities gathered to battle for the honor of representing Germany. Students were challenged to perform individually and in teams.
This week. Beijing based and top ranked Tsinghua University confirmed to use our supply chain simulations The Fresh Connection and The Cool Connection for the next couple of years. China is clearly investing in supply chain knowledge. Exciting times ahead.
26 of the ranked 100 universities in SCM World’s list of ‘Markers of Supply Chain Talent 2016’ use The Fresh Connection or The Cool Connection in their courses.
DORTMUND (Germany), 14th November 2016 – Inchainge Trainer Patrick Willems today hosted an ‘Experts’ Train the Teacher training day at the TU in Dortmund. Experienced teachers were trained on different subjects they encounter in their daily teaching activities. ROI’s went up high, even in specific scenario’s.
An interesting blog about 7 steps to support a sustainable S&OP culture.
New Orleans, LA (October 21, 2014) – APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC) is proud to name Sun Yat Sen University (from China) the overall winner of the APICS Fresh Connection Global Student Contest. A total of 12 student-led teams from around the world were selected to attend APICS 2014 and participate in the annual scholarship case competition.
We congratulate the teams from the following universities on winning their regional competitions and thus having qualified for the APICS The Fresh Connection Global Student Final on October 17th in New Orleans, U.S.A.: