The Fresh Connection is a real world cross functional business simulation challenge wherein Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement individuals come together as a team on 19th April 2018, Mumbai to learn and demonstrate their skills & knowledge.
Over 100 countries and regions, 500 enterprises and hundreds of institutions (including MIT) have participated in this challenge.
"Excellent Program and brain storming. Feels like real life situation. Encouraging team work, creating leaders, learning cross functional skills and how to take more risks."
"An excellent learning to get a complete overview of how the different element of the supply chain impacts the performance of the business. The process followed - Rounds interspersed with knowledge on how things could be done better and it helped assigning the learning and put it to practice in the next round."
"This was an exciting, insightful and great learning experience especially for people doing a regular day to day job. The interface was easy to use & very powerful report makes it an exciting exercise to participant in."
"A great experience to try and come up with an optimum supply chain solution. The user interface is very detailed and yet easy to understand."
"Very Interesting engaging session. Elements of strategy and operations well integrated. Good team building exercise for us"
"The simulations give a real world sight of the various decision making aspects of running a business, while the pacing of the Rounds allow a gradual and tight understanding of the various facets of day to day operations of an organisation. The experience has truly provided my team and I, with an enriched learning curve, and an indispensable understanding of business!"
"Best business simulation game I ever played. Great way to learn how decisions affect the entire supply chain. More often, optimized decisions in silos bring troubles for the entire SC. Great way to form teams among different areas in a company. Easy to play despite participants in different countries or facilities. Teaches the importance of making decisions with numbers in order to optimize processes and that gut feeling and experience is important but not sufficient."
"Teamwork is one of the most important elements, during the Challenge, we had conflicts, we had dissent, we used to be at rock bottom, but in the end, we overcame all the difficulties and kept moving ahead. We learnt that supply chain management is not a mission of one person. Multiple departments all need to work together and actively communicate to build trust."
"Firstly, The Fresh Connection gave me a big opportunity which could otherwise never be in my life. It helped me to explore who I am and I realized where I should begin to prepare for my career path in Supply Chain & Logistics. Next, I have a lot of new friends from all over the region. Lastly, I gained insight in present and future trends in Supply Chain & Logistics provided by managers from famous multinational companies."