THE COOL CONNECTION
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BRIDGING PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPLY CHAINS
THE COOL CONNECTION ENGAGES PARTICIPANTS IN MAKING
strategic and tactical decisions to realize a turn-around at a manufacturing company of personal care products called The Cool Connection.
Appreciate cross-functional trade-offs in the value chain
Learn how to manage risks in the supply chain in a coordinated way
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
Understand the importance and relevance of a company and supply chain strategy
Translate strategy into action and planning process.
Learn and develop by drawing out key challenges and issues in Team Dynamics and Value Chain Trade Offs.
By participating in 'rounds' that each constitute 6 months in the real world, participants are encouraged to be proactive and think more about long term decisions which can influence business performance, rather than focus on short term reactive measures that have a limited impact upon company profitability.
Participants experience the functioning of the physical supply chain while having to deal with the ﬁnancial constraints. Cross functional understanding and collaboration is directly experienced as the team has to work together to turn the company around.
Participants will learn to align corporate strategy with an effective supply chain performance in an environment of uncertainty and volatility causing cashﬂow and funding constraints.
The Cool Connection is very versatile in its possible configurations. Training sessions can be set up varying in length of half a day up to multiple days. The complexity of content is entirely based on the customer's learning goals. Logically the intended audience is also included when set ups are being discussed. Setups can focus on:
Supply Chain Strategy
Sales and Operations Planning/ Integrated Business Planning
Supply Chain Risk Management
Hybrid Supply Chain Strategies
GAME SETUP IN A NUTSHELL
Participants play the online simulation in teams of 4 people; either virtually or in a classroom setting.
Participants represent the functional roles of Operations, Purchasing, Sales, and Supply Chain.
They are challenged to consider corporate strategy and business objectives, meaning effectively putting strategy into action, dealing with contemporary business issues and trade-offs, and the need for a structured decision making processes such as Integrated Business Planning(IBP).
YOUR OWN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Serious gaming provides an effective and pragmatic method of moving from theory to action and creates benefits for all partners involved.
Experience the power of true alignment and a well articulated strategy, supported by tactical skills and knowledge. Tear down functional silos and create the right cross functional mindset.