There are no costs for participating in the competition.
The challenge posed before students is to prevent their company, the Fresh Connection from losses by attaining and acting in the following positions in teams of four-
Vice President Purchasing
Vice President Operations
Vice President Sales
Vice President Supply Chain
The Fresh Connection, APICS Global Student Challenge Selection Process
Three rounds will be conducted for the selection of the winner-
Qualification Stage: January 1- April 18, 2014 Participate in 3 rounds remotely. Teams with a positive ROI in any round automatically progress to The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge.
Second Chance Pool:April 21- April 25, 2014 Teams that do not achieve a positive ROI in the Qualification Stage then join the Second Chance Pool to experience an additional 3 rounds remotely.
Global Challenge:April 28- June 6, 2014 Qualified teams then experience 3 The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge rounds simultaneously with students from around the World!
Global Final: September 19, 2014 The best performing teams from The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge then progress to The APICS TFC Global Student Final in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, preceding the APICS 2014 conference.
Students can learn the following from the competition-
Experience the power of true alignment
Increase cross-functional knowledge and awareness
Develop advanced decision-making skills
Learn how to effectively manage trade-offs
Gain knowledge of how to put strategy into action through a robust Sales & Operations Planning process
See that benefits of collaboration are measurable
Learn how to prevent or mitigate risk
Build effective teams
Achieve national and international recognition
Be rewarded for excellence
The Fresh Connection, APICS Global Student Challenge Address
Involvation Interactive, Prinsenlaan 3, 3732 GN De Bilt The Netherlands
The Fresh Connection, APICS Global Student Challenge Contact Details