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The Fresh Connection Global Challenge – Singapore Round
The Fresh Connection Global Challenge is designed as a unique supply chain management (SCM) training event. Company teams (members from the same company), as well as Individuals teams (members from different companies), made up of four people, take part in open training workshops which are meaningful learning experiences in their own right. At the same time, they have the opportunity to test their mettle against the best in the world!
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. They also compete against other teams, first in their workshop, then in the Singapore round of the Global Challenge, and ultimately globally in a spectacular event called The Fresh Connection Global Final.
Finally, the best team of all becomes The Fresh Connection World Champion. And besides recognition and fame, this entitles them to a 1-week SCM Executive Course worth $5,995 per participant, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Download the Brochure here.
Because of the current pandemic situation, we are delivering the preparatory training, the Singapore Challenge Round and the Global Finals completely virtually. Please see highlights from the Global Finals 2020.
To prepare for the Global Challenge, teams have the opportunity to attend online training sessions organized by ValueQwest. Each workshop includes several rounds of The Fresh Connection. These training sessions are a meaningful learning experience in their own right. Participants can join in Company teams (members from the same company), as well as in Individuals teams (members from different companies).
Eligible teams will be divided into country pools and they will experience 3 additional rounds of the simulation as they compete against the best value chain management teams from their country and the world. Typically, 2-3 hours per round will be required to complete.
The best performing teams of each country or region will continue to Global PRO Final 2021, to be held in November 2021. The best team will claim the title of The Fresh Connection Global PRO Challenge World Champion.
Webinar Schedule 2021:
To prepare for the Global Challenge and to maximise your chances, you have the opportunity to play three coached practice rounds in March and April. After each round, ValueQwest will arrange a webinar to give you feedback. These three practice rounds results will not count for the main Global Challenge, but it gives you an excellent learning experience.
|March 25th 16.00 – 17.00 P.M||Webinar 1 – Kick-off practice round 1|
|March 25th – March 31st||Practice round 1|
|April 1st: 16.00 – 17.00 P.M||Webinar 2 – Feedback practice round 1|
|April 1st – April 7th||Practice round 2|
|April 8th: 16.00 – 17.00 P.M||Webinar 3 – Feedback practice round 2|
|April 8th – April 14th||Practice round 3|
|April 15th: 16.00 – 17.00 P.M||Webinar 4 – Feedback practice round 3|
- The challenge is to save a company (TFC) from the brink of disaster by getting them to realize positive ROI. The team that gets the highest ROI wins
- Every team has the opportunity to attend virtual training programmes organized in preparation for the Global Challenge. Each training session includes a number of rounds of TFC (The Fresh Connection).
- All participating teams will progress to the Singapore Global Challenge Round
Who Should Attend:
Professionals under supply chain functions such as Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain who want to better appreciate the overall value chain and understand the importance of alignment or capability development in their individual roles
Winners of Global Challenge Finals receives a free five-day Executive Education SCM course at MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA, worth $5,995 per participant
- Participation in Singapore Round only: S$600 per team of 4
- Online training workshop with participation in Singapore Round: S$1,500 per team of 4