MicroMasters - Winners of The Fresh Connection Professional 2017

After only online collaborations, four MicroMasters students meet in person for the first time — and go on to win a worldwide competition. On Wednesday, they met each other face to face for the first time. On Thursday, they took first place in a worldwide global supply chain simulation and competition called The Fresh Connection (TFC). Aaron Ramos Reyes (from Colombia), Andrea Tretti (originally from Italy but now working at CEL Consulting in Vietnam), Carlos Mira Padilla (from El Salvador), and Ivan Rogério Gameiro Roumeliotis (from Brazil) had spent plenty of time collaborating, exchanging messages, and working together online while they were enrolled in the MITx course “Supply C

Procurement in Financial Services: From Fight to Delight

How Procurement can play a strategic role in outcome based models for financial services. The speed and complexity of businesses and their dependency on agile external partners continues to accelerate in a digital world. Procurement organizations within financial services firms, which have been largely tasked with transaction-level roles, have always acted as the “guardians at the gate” for external partners. In other words each vendor has to go through legacy processes established by procurement before they can be engaged. Today, the procurement function is facing a sea change. There is an opportunity to shift roles from largely tactical to enterprise-wide drivers of business outcomes and o


MICROMASTERS IN SCM TEAM SCORES TOP TEN IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SIMULATION The selected team traveling to Portugal to compete in the Global Final on 28 September. Four MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management Learners who have never met in person but only online, will compete in the Global Professional Final of The Fresh Connection supply chain simulation on September 28, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. They will compete against nine other teams from around the world for the annual prize and the chance to win a trip to MIT for an Executive Education Supply Chain Management course. The learners competed against thousands of students to qualify for the contest. The Fresh Connection (TFC) is a we

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