WASHINGTON D.C., September 27, 2016 – Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced Team ReFresh from HEC Montreal as the winner of the third annual APICS/TFC Global Student Final. Fourteen universities, who won their regions competing against hundreds of universities across the globe via The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge, competed in the final event at APICS 2016. Teams from Binghamton University, California State University San Marcos, Duke University, San Diego State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Western Illinois University, as well as international teams from HEC Montreal, McGill University, Nationale des Sciences Appliquees de Tetouan, Shanghai University, Technologico de Monterrey, University of Southern Denmark, and Universidad del Pacifico, completed the challenge.
“Supply chain, logistics, and operations management are among the fastest growing career fields,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “The APICS/TFC Global Student Final is an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge and build their skills for the future. All of the teams displayed an impressive knowledge and understanding of supply chain management and we hope the experience has been a rewarding one for them. Congratulations to everyone involved, especially our winning team, ReFresh.
Along with ReFresh, second place winner, GCAV from McGill University, and third place winner, The Order Of The Phoenix from Universidad del Pacifico, were also awarded with cash prizes.
APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD), and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit http://www.apics.org