Learning objectives & topics

Imagine you are:

  • a production company who is not able to execute the company strategy on the tactical level
  • a wholesale company struggling with silo thinking, unable to create alignment along the various roles in the value chain
  • a logistics service provider who wants to fit the customer’s shoes in order to increase the effectiveness of his sales force
  • a company depending on its supply chain, but with suppliers that face financial constraints
  • a company that needs to create a better cross functional understanding of working capital management

The Cool Connection learning experience is extremely versatile. Its modular design enables it to be tailored to challenge all hierarchical levels within an organization and fulfill the training needs of professionals from multiple professional backgrounds.

What will you learn with The Cool Connection?

The Cool Connection is a versatile learning experience that can be adapted to meet the learning objectives of companies at many points on the value chain and beyond, without losing its pinpoint focus on (financial) supply chain management.

Depending on the specific group being trained, we can vary everything from the complexity of the simulation itself to the number of rounds used. Specific decisions in the simulation can be switched on off so that every experience of The Cool Connection is uniquely tailored to its participants, whatever your objectives.

Whether you are a production or wholesaling company managing your own supply chain, or a logistics service provider who wants to ‘get inside the customer’s head’, you can use The Cool Connection to:

  • Build internal or external teams
  • Understand the importance and relevance of a company and supply chain strategy
  • Translate strategy into action
  • Learn to ‘speak the same language’ with other value chain partners, internally or externally
  • Experience the power of a professional and well-structured Sales & Operations Planning process
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Appreciate cross-functional trade-offs in the value chain
  • Learn how to manage risks in the supply chain in a coordinated way
  • Experience the power of a well designed set of KPIs
  • Create a better understanding of working capital management
  • Assess the implications of international trade
  • Learn what the benefits could be from a Supply Chain Finance solution

Take the first step towards your tailored The Cool Connection experience, contact us.

"An experience of a lifetime - The game converts you from being an analyst or engineer to being an artist. It's a fast forward version of years of experience: challenges, nightmares and thrills"
Sagar Neel De
MIT USA