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This game is distributed with the textbook "Designing and Managing the Supply Chain" by D. Simchi-Levi, P. Kaminsky, and E. Simchi-Levi.
The Beer Game is a simulation, in which you, the player, are faced with the following scenario:
In this exercise, you will be faced with the following scenario: Consider a simplified beer supply chain, consisting of a single retailer, a single wholesaler which supplies the retailer, a single distributor which supplies the wholesaler, and a single factory with unlimited raw materials which makes (brews) the beer and supplies the distributor...
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Each component in the supply chain has unlimited storage capacity, and there is a fixed supply lead time and order delay time between each component.
Each week, each component in the supply chain tries to meet the demand of the downstream component. Any orders which cannot be met are recorded as backorders, and met as soon as possible...
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