The beergame in business-to-business in this teaching report i demonstrate the use of the so-called beer distribution game in teaching business-to-business. 2 1 introduction the beer game is an exercise that simulates the material and information flows in a production-distribution system it has four players: retailer, wholesaler, distributor, and factory. Rather, it is a teaching report in which i describe the use of the so called beer distribution game (or beergame) - a logistics and supply chain simulation game - in teaching business-to-business ecommerce the aim of the paper is twofold: first, i want to demonstrate how the beergame can be used to. Beer game in literature what follows is a chronological review of the most relevant citation of beer game and bullwhip effect in the literature extracted from 10 indexed journal articles and conference proceedings worldwide that have been sorted figure 1.
Beer game is a simple simulation of a make-to-stock supply chain the goal of this game is to minimize cost of capital employed in stock while avoiding out-of-stock situations. One of the highlights of mit sloan orientation week was playing the beer game, a role-play simulation that provides a glimpse into supply chain challenges that managers in the real world. (beer game is the beer distribution game is a simulation of a supply chain with four co-makers (retailer, wholesaler, distributor and factory) participants take the role of a co-maker and decide - based on their current stock situation and customer orders - how much to order from their suppliers.
In the beergame students enact a four stage supply chain the task is to produce and deliver units of beer: the factory produces and the other three stages deliver the beer units until it reaches the customer at the downstream end of the chain. The root-beer distribution game, as played by the author and used as the basis for this report, is an on-line adaptation of the beer distribution game originally created in the 1960's by jay forrester, et al, of the mit sloan school of management. The beer distribution game (the beer game) is a simulation game created by a group of professors at mit sloan school of management in early 1960s to demonstrate a number of key principles of supply chain management.
The beer game however in this case was created to fail and highlight possible problems which an organisation may face in its supply chain which is the bullwhip effect the game includes four players which include the retailer, the wholesaler, the distributor and the factory which is in an uplink setting. Beer game - introduction the beer game is a role-playing simulation developed at mit in the 1960's to clarify the advantages of taking an integrated approach to supply chain management. Setup of beer game though in reality, a beer supply chain might be networked with hundreds of distributors, thousands of wholesalers, and lakhs of retailers, the simulation game we are going to play has only one producer, one distributor, one wholesaler and one retailer. During this perioduniversity of greenwich reflective report busi 1150 1 introduction the beer game is a logistics game and was originally invented by jay forrester in the early 1960's at massachusetts institute of technology (mit) sloan school of management the only way to communicate is by placing raw material orders through the usage of.
Beer game report from playing the beer game the first time, the weekly orders among the supply chain members showed low variability, especially in the beginning the number of cases ordered among all four participants started low—ranging from 0-5 cases—before slightly increasing towards week 15. Seb223 2014 - assignment 1 the root-beer distribution game a report on the gameplay experience of the author and its use of complex system management principles introduction the root-beer distribution game, as played by the author and used as the basis for this report, is an on-line adaptation of the beer distribution game originally created.
This is a group assignment please work on this report in the groups you played in the beer game (2-3 people) for this report the maximum page count is 3 pages you might provide the excel figures on a separate page.