Demonstrating the Effect of Supply Chain Disruptions through an Online Beer Distribution Game

Sourish Sarkar, Sanjay Kumar

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Abstract

This article describes a classroom tool to teach the impact of supply chain disruptions and mitigation strategies based on information sharing and collaboration. The tool is an adaptation of the Beer Distribution Game, is easy to play, and can be hosted online or on local servers. The game considers several scenarios based on the location of the disruptions (i.e., upstream or downstream) and the information available to supply chain partners. Students play the roles of managers who make ordering decisions in a serial supply chain and experience decision-making under disruptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

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