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The electronic beergame

The electronic beergame

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 minutes, can be used to show the impact of global information on the bullwhip effect. The instructor can create other variations on the game by changing order and shipping delays, as well as the information available to the students in the supply chain. eBeer was developed with Professors Evan Porteus... Show More


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