Students worldwide gain free access to Supply Chain Movement’s knowledge

Supply Chain Movement

What is the best way to prepare students of supply chain management for a future career in the industry? The answer: by giving them access to the information in Supply Chain Movement to enrich their up-to-date knowledge, and by letting them apply their know-how in simulated real-life challenges. A unique partnership between Supply Chain Media and Inchainge – which, with its business simulations, helps to educate around 20,000 students at more than 200 universities – is ensuring that students around the world can now read the digital version of the English-language quarterly Supply Chain Movement free of charge.

Founded in 2010, Inchainge is a Dutch developer of simulation-based digital training software for supply chain management and supply chain finance. Right from the start, Inchainge has made its simulations – called The Fresh Connection and The Cool Connection – available to numerous educational institutions, including 30 of the world’s top-100 universities for supply chain management (SCM) such as Michigan State University, MIT, TU Dortmund, Rotterdam School of Management and Vlerick. The multifunctional business simulations enable students at those institutions to apply SCM best practices to real-life scenarios. “Our mission is to bridge the gap between theory and practice for supply chain management students on a global scale,” says Egge Haak, owner of Inchainge.

The Talent Connection

All students who are following a curriculum including the simulations are given access to the supply chain talent platform called The Talent Connection. This platform connects talented youngsters to a (future) internship placement, or perhaps even their dream job. Leading companies such as KPMG and Amgen are already using The Talent Connection to recruit trainees and starters for supply chain roles. Besides that, students also have access to the digital editions of Supply Chain Movement now, Supply Chain Media’s English-language magazine.

“Our collaboration with Supply Chain Media is helping us to achieve our mission. The knowledge students gain from the combination of theory, interviews with supply chain managers and information about supply chain trends can subsequently be applied in our business simulations. It’s a perfect match,” continues Haak. The owner of Supply Chain Media, Martijn Lofvers, is also pleased with this partnership: “We recognize the importance of qualified supply chain management specialists and are happy to do our bit to further disseminate the latest international knowledge about the supply chain sector.”

Global Student Challenge

Apart from enriching their knowledge thanks to a digital subscription to Supply Chain Movement, students can also gain valuable hands-on experience during the Global Student Challenge, which is organized by Inchainge. The annual contest attracts entries from the world’s most talented budding supply chain specialists, all striving for the coveted title of ‘Global Champion’ – which comes with not only a cash prize, but also a career boost. In addition to being an excellent learning opportunity for the students, the event provides a fertile hunting ground for multinationals looking for new talent.

Students free digital subscription on Supply Chain Movement