CSCMP Announces Winners of the 2016 Roundtable Global Challenge

June 28, 2016
 
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) Young Professionals' Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the first-ever Roundtable Global Challenge, sponsored by APL Logistics.
 
The winning team is CSCMP's Colombia Roundtable, who hail from EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia. They include Sergio Ramirez Echeverri, head of the Department of Production Engineering; Andres Restrepo Gutierrez, a logistics assistant for continuing education programs; Oliver Rubio Maya, academic coordinator for the Continuing Education Center; and Andres Felipe Velez, a master's student in engineering.
 
The Roundtable Global Challenge is a diversity initiative designed to bridge the generational gaps by providing an interactive educational competition using Inchainge's supply chain simulation game called The Fresh Connection. Working in teams of four representing young professionals, middle management, and senior executives, the competition creates a platform where Millennials and seasoned professionals discuss new ideas to develop a winning supply chain strategy for the same fictional company. The game provides players with a challenging, yet enjoyable learning experience across the multiple generations represented on each team.
 
The challenge began with participating roundtables holding local competitions among multiple teams to ensure that the best teams were selected to represent the group in the Roundtable Global Challenge. Each team encountered challenging scenarios, requiring the collective knowledge and experience of team members to make the best tactical and strategical decisions. Local competitions took place between October 15 and December 30, 2015, and global teams were selected in January 2016.
 
The three top-scoring teams, which included the Arizona Roundtable, Benelux Roundtable, and Colombia Roundtable were invited to participate in the final competition that was held on June 17, 2016 during the Roundtable Leadership Forum in Southern California. Each member of the Columbia Roundtable team will receive an all-expense paid trip to CSCMP's Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, September 25-28, 2016, where team members will be invited on stage and recognized for their accomplishments.
 
We would like to extend a special thank you to the Colombia Roundtable board for participating in this inaugural event. 
 
For more information on the 2015-16 Roundtable Global Challenge visit roundtableglobalchallenge.org.
 
CSCMP's Annual Conference is the largest of its kind for the supply chain management profession, offering innovative solutions and actionable outcomes that attendees will be able to take back to their companies to improve supply chain performance. The event attracts more than 3,000 practitioners, educators, and thought leaders from around the world yearly. Registration is open at cscmpconference.org.
 
About Inchainge
Inchainge creates and delivers unique and powerful learning experiences that are tailored to the specific needs of its customers. They are a Netherlands-based consultancy specialized in developing and marketing of simulations and learning programs in supply chain management and supply chain finance, with a network of delivery partners on every continent. Their simulations focus on what they believe is vital for every organization: alignments. Inchainge created The Fresh Connection in 2008 and has been developing its partner network ever since.
 
About APL Logistics
APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the automotive, consumer, industrial, and retail sectors with a global network covering all major markets. The company is backed by a multinational workforce of approximately 6,000 people. APL Logistics is a member of the Kintetsu World Express (KWE) group, a global logistics services provider.

About CSCMP
Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 62 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. CSCMP on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

For more information, please contact:
Amy Thomasson
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140
Lombard, Illinois  60148-5617 USA
athomasson@cscmp.org