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Newsletter August, 2020
What's New?
Coming Soon! New release of The Cool Connection
The long awaited new release is set to launch in September! The Cool Connection business simulation game will now focus on Working Capital Management and include a new variant: ‘Integrated Business Planning’ (IBP). It comes with a self-paced ‘Online Train the Trainer’ (e-learning) to get certified for these new topics. Interested in trying it first? Discover this exciting new update with a free Multimedia Online Teaching Case called ‘Cash is King’.  Be first in line to experience the new release of The Cool Connection!
Working Capital Management and IBP variant
Experience how management of working capital is essential to a company's fundamental financial health. Learn how to shorten the Cash Conversion Cycle to boost bottom line. Get an understanding of SCF, deal with currency- and market risks, trade, and much more. Take it to the next level with the IBP variant by implementing a powerful planning process, that covers topics like forecasting and financial budgeting.
Online Train the Trainer (e-learning)
Become certified with the brand new self-paced ‘Online Train the Trainer’ (e-learning) for The Cool Connection. Get familiar with the topics of Working Capital Management and/or Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Experience the learning dynamics, challenges and consequences of bridging the physical and financial Value Chain at your own speed. Going through this training takes one day, but since it is self-paced you can split this up in parts at your own convenience.
Cash is King - Multimedia Online Teaching Case
Managing your cash flow in times of crisis is tough. The Covid-19 pandemic set off events that left many companies struggling. Supply chain disruptions have cash flow implications across the extended value chain that can’t be underestimated. This Harvard style case illustrates the dilemmas companies face when managing working capital during times of distress.

Explore Teaching Materials

Preparing for the New Normal - Multimedia Online Teaching Case
As lockdown measures start to ease in some countries, two important questions remain: How are businesses impacted in the long-run and what will be the new normal? Experience the challenges of preparing for a 'new normal' in value chain management. This case was downloaded by educators from all around the globe! Join your peers and download your free Harvard style teaching case now!
Mastering the Supply Chain by Ed Weenk
The Fresh Connection now offers an Integrated Teaching Concept that comes with a vast amount of resources, making it quick and easy to set up your course in no time! This Teaching Concept includes the textbook "Mastering the Supply Chain" by Ed Weenk, educator slide decks, a wide range of teaching materials, and more. The textbook integrates theory with practice and aims to create a cross-functional mindset in students and practitioners. It provides a wide overview of relevant supply chain concepts and sets out life-like challenges. See it for yourself.  Get your free inspection copy right now!

International News of the Month

HAN and SAMK take online education to the next level with The Cool Connection!
Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN) in The Netherlands and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in Finland organized a virtual competition around Supply Chain Finance for their logistics management and logistics engineering students. This was a great way to keep students in an international context, engaged, and learning online! Great job by professors Jan Jansen and Daniela Tanhua!
Educators advice: How to make online teaching easy?
Educators are doing a lot of the heavy lifting in safeguarding the quality of education for their students online.
Lecturers Mag. Biljana Roljic, from the University of Vienna, and Patrick Willems, from the University of applied sciences UC Leuven-Limburg, share their experiences in delivering a course online with business simulation game, 'The Fresh Connection'.


10th Year Anniversary of Inchainge

The History of Inchainge
This year, Inchainge celebrates its 10-year anniversary. We take you on a journey through the history of Inchainge and reflect on our very beginnings, our growth, and our achievements! While Inchainge’s 10-year anniversary is certainly the right moment to pause and celebrate, we are already looking forward to seeing  what the future holds for us.

International Events

Global Student Challenge Final Week
The Global Student Challenge is the world’s #1 Value Chain Competition. Only the top teams qualify for an action-packed Global Final week! Check out the video of our latest edition and see how students and educators enjoy this multicultural event! The Global Final 2021 will be organized as an online event. Stay tuned for more information!
Inchainge Connect Educator Conference
The Inchainge Connect Educator Conference is run parallel to the Global Student Challenge and it's not just a conference but an experience! Get an impression of the event with this teaser video! Stay tuned for news on the 2021 online edition!

Agenda – Upcoming events

Online Train the Trainer
The Blue Connection
September 9th & 11th
Online Train the Trainer
The Blue Connection
Friday, September 11th
Online Train the Trainer
The Fresh Connection
September 8th & 10th
1 PM - 5 PM (CEST)
Central European Summer Time

Online Train the Trainer
The Fresh Connection
Saturday, September 12th
8 AM - 5 PM (CDT)
USA Central Daylight Time


Product Portfolio

Bridging the physical and financial value chain

Experience how management of working capital is essential to a company's fundamental financial health. Learn how to shorten the Cash Conversion Cycle to boost bottom line.
Get an understanding of SCF, deal with currency and market risks, trade, and much more.

The ultimate value chain experience

Experience the power of true alignment and a well-articulated supply chain strategy, supported by tactical skills and knowledge. Tear down functional silos and create the right cross functional mindset. Dive into S&OP, shelf-life, safety stock, SLAs, and more.

Transforming from a linear to a circular value chain!

Learn how to adopt a circular approach and transition away from a take-make dispose linear production, towards business models that allow goods to be designed and produced for extended use, disassembly, reuse and recycling from the outset, and much more.

Thank you for reading our Newsletter of August
The whole Inchainge team wishes you a Great Start of the School Year!
Inchainge B.V.
Emmalaan 5, 3732 GM De Bilt
The Netherlands