CSCMP Launches Global Challenge to Bridge Generational Gaps within the Supply Chain Industry

September 1, 2015

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Young Professionals’ Committee introduced the first-ever Roundtable Global Challenge, sponsored by APL Logistics, at its annual Roundtable Leadership Forum held in June 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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 begins with each roundtable holding local competitions among multiple teams to ensure that the best team is selected to represent the group in the Roundtable Global Challenge. Local competitions will take place between October 15 and December 30, 2015. Global teams will be selected in January 2016, and three rounds will be played throughout February, March, and April 2016. Each team will encounter challenging scenarios, requiring the collective knowledge and experience of team members to make the best tactical and strategical decisions.

The three top-scoring teams will be invited to participate in the final competition that will be held during the 2016 Roundtable Leadership Forum in Southern California. Each member of the winning 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.

Attendees of CSCMP’s 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, California, September 27-30, are invited to visit the Roundtable Service Center booth at the San Diego Convention Center to meet the organization’s partners at Inchainge and experience The Fresh Connection game live and in person.

For more information about the 2015-16 Roundtable Global Challenge, visit or contact Denise Rivers, Manager Roundtables, at +1 630.645.3466.

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 their supply chains’ performance. The event attracts more than 3,000 practitioners, educators, and thought leaders from around the world yearly. Registration is open at

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.

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