Near Beer Game
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Near Beer Game


Near Beer Game

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The Near Beer Game simulation is based on the concept behind supply chain management; to deliver customers orders retailers keep track of what they are selling so that they can order enough raw material from their suppliers to meet customer’s demand. The problem turns out to be one of coordination. Suppliers, manufacturers, sales people, and customers have their own, often incomplete, understanding of what real demand is. Decisions made by groups along the supply chain actually... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 01, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 08, 2011
Submitter: Ivanisa Ferrer



Primary Audience: Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: yes
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Walt Hebern
8 years ago

Walt Hebern (Student)

This is a very interesting site. I am not familiar with supply chain management, but I played the game, overstocked and balanced in 36 weeks. It would be interesting to explore the concepts behind it. It kept my attention.