Fangruo Chen

The stationary beer game

Coauthor(s): Rungson Samroengraja.


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This paper presents a variant of the popular beer game. We call the new game the stationary beer game, which models the material and information flows in a production-distribution channel serving a stationary market where the customer demands in different periods are independent and identically distributed. Different players, who all know the demand distribution, manage the different stages of the channel. Summarizing the initial experience with the stationary beer game, the paper provides compelling reasons why this game is an effective teaching tool.

Source: Production and Operations Management
Exact Citation:
Chen, Fangruo, and Rungson Samroengraja. "The stationary beer game." Production and Operations Management 9, no. 1 (March 2000): 19-30.
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Pages: 19-30
Date: 3 2000