The Cool Connection immerses its participants in turning around a manufacturer of personal (hair) care products. Faced with declining performance, the management team must get the company back on track as soon as possible. It is a high-pressure environment in which effective (financial) supply chain management is the key to success.
The management team of The Cool Connection consists of four roles.
The participants will have to work closely together as a team to make strategic and tactical decisions. The negotiations with suppliers, customers, banks and credit insurers will take place under uncertain market conditions.
Every decision a participant makes has trade-offs, both within and across roles, so participants will only succeed if they align all the disciplines. As the simulation evolves it becomes clear that a supply chain strategy is essential for success – and that the strategy must be deployed to functional levels and below to be effective. Winning is about generating the best ROI for the business while still managing your own team’s Key Performance Indicators and targets. The Cool Connection is designed for any professional who works as part of cross-functional teams along the value chain. This can include:
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