The 4th edition of the APICS Global Student Challenge Starts Today

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The Supply Chain Finance Community is proud to announce the 4th edition of the Global Student Challenge

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Starting today students worldwide can sign up for the fourth edition of The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge. The best teams can win a trip to San Antonio, USA and up to $5,000 in total cash prizes.

This annual Challenge is designed as a competition between students across the globe that are interested in supply chain management. The goal is to make the best strategic and tactical decisions for the value chain to save a virtual company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin.

Over 15.000 professionals in 600 companies across the world have experienced the online business simulation The Fresh Connection since its launch in 2008. The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge 2017 gives students and teachers a unique opportunity to experience the simulation itself, to learn valuable skills and to match these skills against the best students in the world.

Qualification Rounds start November 15th and will run until April 2017. The teams that are able to score a positive Return on Investment (ROI) will qualify for the National Rounds. In these rounds, simply scoring a positive ROI is no longer sufficient, only the best scoring team of each continent will be selected to go to the APICS TFC Global Student Final in San Antonio, USA.

Prior to the APICS 2017 Conference the continent winners of the Challenge will compete alongside 9 APICS District Case Competition winners to become the APICS TFC Global Student Champion 2017.

Once again, The Talent Connection is there to support students in finding their dream job or internship in major corporations such as Heineken, Unilever, Hewlett Packard and KPMG.
The Talent Connection is a global pool full of fresh talents available to major corporations who are looking for perfect matching candidates for their internships and vacancies. Students become candidates in The Talent Connection by participating in the Challenge and demonstrating their skills.

For registration and more information please visit the new website:

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The Fresh Connection is a cross-functional business simulation which motivates your team to deliver optimal performance by using supply chain management best practices from real-world situations. Inchainge specializes in web based learning experiences including The Fresh Connection and The Cool Connection. Together with an expanding partner network spanning all continents their business simulations are incorporated in the learning programs of companies, banks, universities and business schools around the globe. Please visit or for more information.

Official sponsor and co-organizer of The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge is APICS, the leading professional organization for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. With over 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

For more information, please contact:
Jochum Reuter
Director Sales & Marketing Education
(Please note that due to time zone differences you will receive a reply within 12 hours)

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