Arizona Roundtable Named 2017 CSCMP Global Challenge Winner

Arizona Roundtable Named 2017 CSCMP Global Challenge Winner The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announces the Arizona Roundtable as the 2nd Annual Roundtable Global Challenge winner. The challenge, sponsored by APL Logistics , included four international teams competing in a supply chain simulation game.

"All kinds of disasters can affect the success of your company. CSCMP roundtables are full of qualified professionals to handle these disasters through risk management and strategy," says Jochum J. Reuter, director sales & marketing education, Inchainge B.V., makers of the simulation program.

The Global Challenge provides roundtable members a value chain experience that could help them in their real lives. Participating roundtables hosted a simulation game night where members competed in groups of four. The winners at the roundtable level then advance to the next level to compete in the global challenge.

The simulation includes four core categories for teams to address:

  • Analyze risks through probability and impact.
  • Manage risks through prevention and mitigation of effects.
  • Strategy alignment.
  • Assessment of vulnerability through a matrix and value at risk model.

The participating teams included: Germany Roundtable (second place), Illinois Institute of Technology Roundtable (third place) and Southern California Roundtable (fourth place).

The Global Challenge brings together the roundtable community in an enjoyable activity. The winning foursome receives complimentary registration and transportation to the CSCMP EDGE 2017 Supply Chain Conference , on Sept. 24-27, 2017 in Atlanta, Ga.

"It's really a lot of fun to work with the team to create a supply chain strategy that aligns with the external factors in the market, and compete in a risk-free environment against other teams on a global scale," says Raul Molina, MBA, business analyst at Avnet Inc. "We would like to thank APL Logistics, CSCMP and Inchainge for the opportunity to participate in the challenge. We're excited to meet the other teams at the conference and share our experiences."

Members from the winning Arizona Roundtable team will be honored onstage during the CSCMP EDGE 2017 Annual Conference. Thank you to the 2017 Global Challenge sponsor APL Logistics  for making this all possible.

About APL Logistics 
APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Industrials and Retail sectors.The company has a global network covering all major markets; backed by a multinational workforce of about 7,700 people. APL Logistics is a member of the Kintetsu World Express group, a global logistics services provider.For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.


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For more information, contact:

Morgan Zenner
Senior Manager of Roundtable Programs
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140
Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA
phone +1 630.645.3465
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