On Friday June 1, 2018, the six week remote phase of 10th The Fresh Connection Global Professional Challenge drew to an end. Again this year, teams of four had to take over the responsibility for Purchasing, Operations, Sales and Supply Chain Management, solve a difficult task and lead The Fresh Connection out of the red and to a positive ROI (Return on Investment). With the focus on Supply Chain Optimization, the teams had to prove themselves against some tough competition and to establish their own company as the best.
Looking at all stages and at the Global Challenge 2018 more than 300 teams from more than 60 countries competed against each other within country pools. Some of them started this journey already during the qualification workshops in autumn 2017, as with PMI who is exclusive Challenge Partner for the pool Germany.
During three thrilling rounds between April 23 and June 1 participating teams competed against the other teams in their country pool. In pool Germany a Team from Mubea came out on top of 13 teams. The team Mubea – Tequilla Sunrise achieved the best score worldwide in round 3, and with a weighted ROI of 40.28%, overall third position worldwide, an excellent result. Second place within the pool Germany went to the team Coppenrath - Spiel&Wiese with a weighted ROI of 34.76%, third place to Mubea - Joy 'n' Juices! with a weighted ROI of 11.74%.
We congratulate the Team Mubea – Tequilla Sunrise for their number 1 position in the pool Germany within the 2018 Global Challenge of The Fresh Connection! Together with the winning teams of each pool, they will now compete in the Global Final in Milan on September 28, 2018 for the TFC World Trophy and an executive training at the MIT!
We are looking forward to the upcoming Global Final very much and would like to thank all teams for being a part of the Global Challenge 2018. Once again it was an exciting and meaningful experience!