Competitors showed some fresh thinking in an event organised by a Huddersfield-based company.
Supply chain consutlancy SCALA Consulting, based at the Media Centre, organised a training event for teams from logistics businesses to prepare for the 2015 Fresh Connection competition - a global contest involving more than 100 teams from 30 countries.
The training event was won by a team from parcels carrier DHL with AB World Foods second and Unilver third.
Also taking part were companies such Collect+, Kimberly-Clark, Mondelez and Norbert Dentressangle along with previous UK winners including La Palette Rouge and Mars.
This is the first time SCALA Consulting has held a training stage.
SCALA managing director John Perry said the aim was to improve the chances of a British team winning the global title.
The Fresh Connection is a global professional challenge in which teams have to steer a juice manufacturing company through a series of business challenges – such as dealing with the effects of piracy, breakdowns, product defects and penalty charges.
The UK winners will fly to Amsterdam in September to compete against the top teams in the world, with the global prize being a place on a prestigious executive course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston,
The UK event is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Food Storage and Distribution Federation and Toyota MHE.
To enter teams into this year’s competition, call 01484 437486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org