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The electronic beergame


The electronic beergame

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eBeer is an online variation on the classic "Beer Game" developed at MIT. Students experience the bullwhip effect by playing different positions in a supply chain. One game typically takes about half an hour.  After the game is completed, students and instructors can review plots of inventory and orders.eBeer also has advanced features beyond the classic Beer Game. A second game is available where students see data from elsewhere in the supply chain. The second game, which also takes about 30... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: April 18, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 18, 2011
Submitter: Mark Paul
Keywords: inventory control, bullwhip effect, supply chain, beer game, inventory, supply chain managment


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Current internet browser and internet connectivity.
Language: English
Cost Involved: yes
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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