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The Fresh Connection
What is The Fresh Connection?
The Fresh Connection (TFC) is an advanced online business simulation that engages participants to work together as a team in making strategic and tactical decisions in order to turnaround and save the fictional company – The Fresh Connection – from financial ruin.
- A sophisticated experiential learning tool
- Advanced way to make collaboration measurable
- Opportunity to increase cross-functional awareness
- Proven method to initiate change
Working in teams of four do the participants represent the functional roles as:
- Supply chain
They are challenged to consider corporate strategy and business objectives – putting strategy into action! Crucial for success is to move from silo decisions to collaboration! There is also a need for contemporary business issues, trade-offs and structured decision-making processes such as Sales & Operations Planning.
By participating in “rounds” that each constitute six months in the real world, participants are encouraged to be proactive and think more about long term decisions which can influence business performance rather than short term reactive measures. Most importantly – good Supply Chain performance and execution of corporate strategy has a direct positive impact on company profitability which is followed up in the company´s P&L and simplified balance sheet.
Who will benefit?
Everyone from Management teams to Planners, from Finance to Supply Chain and Sales.
The Fresh Connection is an ideal development opportunity for cross-functional teams and all those involved in optimizing the value chain and increasing business performance.
Comments from participants
The tool and format were excellent!
Making it clear and visible how different decisions within one single area in a company strongly affect the outcome on other areas and thereby the total result.
Having the opportunity to try managing a position/responsibility you do not normally have and reflect and think in other terms to reach good results both within your area and the company as a whole.