The Results Are In

The competition was brutal!

The 2017 Supply Chain Alignment Competition and Team Building Event ran from October 5th to November 9th.

Professional and student teams competed against each other using the online business simulation tool called The Fresh Connection.

The goal was to collaborate on a business strategy, ensure all functional disciplines were aligned, and achieve the best performance in terms of ROI for their company.

The Top 3 Professional Teams

First Place: Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions

  • Vipin Myneni
  • Brian Postle
  • Cheyne Charles
  • Daisy Martinez

Second Place: APICS Northern Colorado Team 1

  • Frann J Lubash
  • Peter Holtgreive
  • Rich Mittan
  • Wesley Tam

Third Place: APICS Northern Colorado Team 2

  • Fiona Hill
  • Anthony M Barton
  • Jon Witzak
  • Tom Villiers

The Top 3 Student Teams

First Place: Loyola University Chicago

  • Hongzhe Zhang
  • Nony Chukwuogo
  • Susana Dittmar
  • Linke Jia

Second Place: University of Colorado Team 1

  • Roland Warns
  • Allison L Williams
  • Brenden Colclough
  • Matthew McAdam

Third Place: University of Colorado Team 2

  • Alexis Deignan
  • Tori Buckley
  • Drew Recchia
  • Margot Adams

“The Fresh Connection is a great learning tool that makes you think like an executive. You must link supply chain strategy to the business strategy and deal with the financial ramifications of your decisions.” — Paul Vanderspek, Clinical Faculty Supply Chain Management at Colorado State University

“The Fresh Connection (TFC) creates greater alignment and a deeper understanding in the world’s biggest and best businesses. In the Fortune Global 500, 40% of the top 100 manufacturing businesses are using TFC. In the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, over 50% are using TFC.” — Hans Kremer, Partner at Inchainge

Should you be next?

Details for the 2018 Alignment Competition and Team Building Event will be announced soon.

Please send an email to 2018 Competition and we will send you the details when they are available.

Isn’t it time…

“The best part about The Fresh Connection experience was the rapid-fire troubleshooting conversations with my teammates. We knew we were up against very talented competitors, and that made us think hard and fast about solving the problems. Gaining alignment of all functional areas has never been so much fun!” — Cate Lawrence, Principal, Lawrence Research Associates

“The Fresh Connection is a very contemporary and effective way to learn. I loved seeing the light bulb go off in people’s eyes when they fully appreciate what it means to develop a strategy and create alignment.” — Chuck Nemer, CEO at The Guru of Biz

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