APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management.

APICS TFC Global Challenge

University Business and Supply Chain Students

Put your skills to the test and create a differentiator on your resume!

THE PACIFIC WESTERN DISTRICT OF APICS IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE FRESH CONNECTION: 
THE ULTIMATE VALUE CHAIN EXPERIENCE

The Fresh Connection (TFC) is a web based, value chain management, learning environment, built around a cross functional business simulation, and designed to challenge your skills.

THE APICS GLOBAL STUDENT CHALLENGE

The virtual producer of fruit juices, The Fresh Connection, is delivering to retail channels. As the company is suffering severe losses, your management team consisting of four new Vice Presidents have been appointed; Purchasing, Operations, Sales and Supply Chain.

Your team has the assignment to make the company profitable again by realizing the highest possible Return on Investment (ROI), by making strategic and tactical decisions and optimizations in the complete value chain.

YOUR TEAM

  • Must be endorsed by the university
  • Consist of 4 full time students in their last year of study
  • All participating students must have less than 1 year working experience
  • Must complete qualification round by April 18, 2014

THE DISTRICT PRESENTATION COMPETITION

The top 5 APICS Global Student Challenge Teams in the Pacific Western District will have an opportunity to participate in a virtual presentation competition.  Your team will present their results from The Fresh Connection (TFC) to a discerning panel of industry and academic experts via virtual technology, giving students a unique opportunity to influence corporate decision making and be reviewed by c-level executives during the event.  Top scoring team will have the opportunity to represent the Pacific Western District at the APICS International Conference 2014

YOUR TEAM

  • Must complete APICS The Fresh Connection Global Student Challenge by June 6, 2014
  • Be one of the top 5 scoring teams within the Pacific Western District
  • May also be asked to represent the Pacific Western District in the APICS TFC Global Student Final

Ready to challenge yourself?

See APICS TFC Global Challenge 2014 Document below!!

APICS TFC Global Challenge