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Newsletter July, 2021
What's New?
White paper on the Integrated Learning Approach
The much-anticipated white paper on 'Experiential Learning and the use of business simulations and teaching cases: An Integrated Learning Approach' by Ed Weenk has officially launched.

This white paper is perfect for a summer read!
The Integrated Learning Approach, aka Ed’s principles, seeks to provide a complete and coherent, yet practical framework to support the learner’s journey.

Certificate of Participation for Students
Students are now able to download a Certificate of Participation after completing a course with one of our business games!

This new functionality is optional and can be found on the my.inchainge platform. After the last round has been completed students can simply click on the 'Create Certificate' button. Next, add their name as it should be displayed on the certificate, their email, and agree to our privacy policy.

Now they will have the option to download their personal and verifiable certificate as a PDF, display on screen, or add it to their LinkedIn profile!

What's Coming?
Data Analytics Hands-on
Watch the video below to learn all about Data Analytics Hands-On and be one of the first certified Educators of The Fresh Connection to be trained on September 15th!

Interesting Reads
The Circular Article Series

Building resilience while transitioning to circularity
By Rozanne Henzen

The circular economy can play an important part in building resilience to future crises, surviving shocks, and live through disruptions such as a pandemic, water scarcity, or other climate change-related crises. However, before we dive into building resilience while transitioning to circularity, we will dive deeper into the concepts of circularity and the circular economy... Read the full article!
Integrating circular economy in our educational
programs to catalyze the transition
By Noah Schaul
How do we prepare (future) professionals to successfully reshape our economy and implement circularity? The Circular economy is recently gaining attention, largely due to societal issues that different stakeholders are trying to address with circularity – called the society pull. On top of that, it comes to the many enablers who catalyze the implementation of a circular economy – called the enabler push...Read the full article!
Teaching and learning about the Circular Economy:
an Integrated Learning Approach
By Ed Weenk
In this article, Ed Weenk elaborates on how the circular economy can be approached in a learning environment by teachers and learners in what he calls the “Integrated Learning Approach”, which addresses the following competencies in one holistic design: technical -, valorization -, and transversal competencies...Read the full article!

International News

To make internationalization at home possible, Windesheim University of Applied Science and Inchainge launched the Virtual Exchange Program in 2020. As the world is opening up, we are still committed to making opportunities for student exchange more accessible and inclusive.

Therefore, we would like to invite your university to participate in the Next Edition of the Virtual Exchange Program starting this October!

Want to learn more? Join us in our Virtual Exchange Information Session on July 8th from 12:00 to 13:00 CEST (UTC+2).
The Global Educator Challenge - Spring Edition
For the first time after five years, Inchainge organized the Global Educator Challenge 2021 for certified teachers of The Fresh connection from all around the globe. This Spring Edition took place on April 19th, 2021 and it lasted for 6 weeks. Participants had the chance to compete against each other for the champion title in random teams of four to five.

This spring edition was a great experience. Congratulations to the winner team 13 which consisted of Gustavo Escudero, Joubert van Eeden, Shrihari Gubbi, Soenke Kuehl, Marc Schmidt! Read all about the Spring! Read all about the spring edition in our news article.
The Global Educator Challenge - Fall Edition
Yes, that's right! After the great success of the Spring Edition, we're excited to announce the Fall Edition of the Global Educator Challenge which is taking place from September 13th till October 22nd!

This will be an open team edition, meaning that you will be able to create your own teams. Learn more about the team requirements on our event page and you can already save a spot for your team!  

Flagship Events

Congratulations to the world champions of the Global Student Challenge 2021: Bavarian Saftladen from TUMCS University!

The Global Final kicked off on Sunday, May 2nd until  Saturday, May 8th. This was our biggest global final week ever with 197 students, 48 teams, 33 universities, and 17 countries. Also, it's the first time that we did it fully online! 

Read all about the Global Final, the TOP 3 winners, and much more in our news article. No time to read? Watch this short video with the highlights of the Global Final.
The Inchainge Connect Educator Conference took place for the first time as an online event on April 14th, 2021. We're thrilled to show you this 2-minute highlight video of this great experience (click on the image below).

Experience Story

The Essence of Supply Chain Management by Léo Ducrot
Read the full personal experience story by Léo Ducrot with The Fresh Connection, during his Master in Supply Chain Management, at MIT.

"The Fresh Connection is the perfect tool to understand, experience, and observe the power (and challenges) of alignment. It is a very good learning experience and a lot of fun"

Agenda – Upcoming events

Online Train the Trainer
The Fresh Connection
July 19th & July 21st
9 AM - 1 PM CEST

Online Train the Trainer
The Blue Connection
July 20th & July 22nd
9 AM - 1 PM CEST

Experience Supply Chain Gaming with The Fresh Connection
Thursday, August 5th
3 PM - 4 PM CEST

Experience Supply Chain Gaming with The Blue Connection
Thursday, August 6th
3 PM - 4 PM CEST
Game-play session with Supply Chain business game,
The Fresh Connection
19th August (German)
26th August (English)

3 PM - 5 PM CEST

Game-play session with Circular business game,
The Blue Connection
Friday, 27th August
3 PM - 5 PM CEST

Online Train the Trainer
The Fresh Connection
Online Train the Trainer
The Blue Connection
6th & 7th September
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

6th & 7th September
1 PM - 5 PM CEST
Online Train the Trainer
The Cool Connection
8th & 15th September
2 PM - 6 PM CEST

Online Train the Trainer
The Fresh Connection
9th & 10th September
1 PM - 5 PM CEST

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 July
The whole Inchainge team wishes you a great summer!
Inchainge B.V.
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The Netherlands