The ultimate supply chain game starts a-fresh!

Johannesburg, 23 Jan 2012
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SAPICS, the Association for Operations Management, in association with Involvation, offers the “ultimate experience in the value chain” once again to the South African supply chain community.

The 2012 Fresh Connection supply chain simulation game will begin play around the world on 5 March 2012. More than 40 teams from South Africa will participate, and SAPICS hopes South Africa will field the winning team!

The Fresh Connection is an ideal development opportunity for all involved in optimising the value chain and increasing business performance. It engages participants from all over the world in making strategic and tactical decisions in order to save the fictional company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin. Not only does this highly interactive simulation allow participating teams to measure up against global competitors, but also to learn from them.

Says Ken Titmuss CFPIM, CSCP, Director of SAPICS: “The Fresh Connection Game provides delegates with team and leadership challenges in communication, decision-making, co-operation and alignment of strategic 'out-of-the-box' thinking. It gives a real-life supply chain experience within a simulated environment at no risk.”

The highest-rated team from South Africa may win the chance to be invited to the final global play-off, in Barcelona, later this year.

Interested parties can contact SAPICS at (011) 023 6707 to enter, or visit the Web site at

SAPICS - The Association for Operations Management of Southern Africa - comprises professional members from across the spectrum of South African industry. Since its foundation in 1966, SAPICS has become a leading provider of knowledge in supply chain management, production and operations in South Africa. The association is closely affiliated to APICS -The Association for Operations Management in the United States.

SAPICS is the South African custodian of two internationally accredited certification programmes from APICS - Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). The association's education offerings are aimed at advancing industry's ability to succeed in a changing and increasingly competitive marketplace.

The Annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition is the premier educational and networking event in Africa for supply chain management professionals.

The 34th Annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition will be held at Sun City, from 3 to 5 June 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Editorial contacts
Denise Lourens (083) 268 5605
SAP Africa Jenny Froome (011) 023 6707
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