Zensimu and Colgate win medal in Brandon Hall Group Awards

The price was attributed to the worldwide Supply Chain development program at Colgate, based on Zensimu's Beer Game simulation

Zensimu Brandon Hall Group Excellence award with Colgate


Zensimu, a leader in innovative business simulations, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver award for excellence in the Learning and Development category.

This award was attributed for the Supply Chain development program at Colgate-Palmolive, called The Amazing Race, based on the Beer Game simulation provided by Zensimu.

This win was announced on August 18th, 2022.

I am very proud to receive a Brandon Hall Group price in the Learning & Development category, which rewards critical and effective programs in the industry.

The flexibility and ease of implementation of Zensimu's games allows many instructors at Colgate-Palmolive to deliver trainings, with little or no support. Today, the program is used on a regular basis on all continents by the Colgate teams.

Mathias Le Scaon, Founder and CEO, Zensimu

“Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of HCM are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward. It is a pleasure to see more organizations collaborating across functions and getting more sophisticated and accomplished at delivering measurable benefit through ground-breaking HCM practices. For example, it was inspiring to see how diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are increasingly embedded into people and business strategies and cultures. We saw more alignment between HCM and business objectives than ever before.”

Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, leader of the HCM Excellence Awards program

Supply Chain training at Colgate-Palmolive

The company had previously relied on physical board games to animate training on a few locations in the United States only.

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of home office, Colgate had to switch to remote trainings, and looked for a solution to pursue its learning & development program.

After looking into several options, the company finally chose Zensimu's product at the beginning of 2021, because of its attractive user interface and capacity to meet Colgate's needs.

Using Zensimu's Beer Game provided a quick and efficient way to upskill customer planners, finance, customer service & logistics, and supply chain associates on the key role that Supply Chain Collaboration plays in delivering against Customer Expectations.

Training that in the past would have taken 8 hours in-person to complete, and was limited to how many people could fit in the room, now it is spread out over time and requires as little as 3 hours of time for onboarding.

Using Zensimu's powerful data visualizations and debriefing reports allows Colgate teams to provide insightful lessons and compare Round 1 / Round 2 results directly in-session. This has proven to be very valuable and a great improvement from the previous in-person version of the game.

Today, several dozens of instructors have been added inside Zensimu's platform as the solution has been deployed throughout Colgate's regions.

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company with 34,000 people dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people and their pets. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care, Skin Care and Pet Nutrition and reaching more than 200 countries and territories, Colgate teams are developing, producing, distributing and selling health and hygiene products and pet nutrition offerings essential to society through brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, hello, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Filorga, eltaMD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is also recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting environmental sustainability and community  well-being, including our achievements in saving water, reducing waste, promoting recyclability and improving the oral health of children through our Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which has reached more than one billion children since 1991.

About Zensimu

Zensimu provides engaging e-learning games to improve the understanding of challenges in the fields of supply chain management, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement since 2020.

Our clients are either universities, business schools, consulting practices, or industrial corporations. They integrate our games in their training programs for continued use, or for one-time events such as a project kick-off or seminars.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. (