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The beer game is a role-play simulation game often used as an introductory tool to teach basic supply chain management concepts such as the bullwhip effect, inventory management, and the importance of timely communication. The traditional game resembles a supply chain in which no collaboration or verbal communication occurs between trading partners.
In addition to the traditional hands-on beer game, Dr. Teresa McCarthy will introduce two additional manipulations with increased levels of information sharing and collaboration among trading partners, allowing participants to experience first-hand how different actions can dramatically impact supply chain outcomes.
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM:||Lunch & Networking|
|2:00 PM - 4:30 PM:||Beer Game facilitated by Teresa McCarthy|
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM:||Debrief & Discussion|
|5:00 PM:||Optional after hour networking, location TBD|
Global Supply Chain Management Program Director
Teresa M. McCarthy is Director of the Global Supply Chain Management Program and an Associate Professor of Marketing at Bryant University. Her current research projects explore the degree to which firms integrate activities with other firms in their supply chain, such as collaborative forecasting, demand management, and demand planning. Her research has been published in The Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Transportation Journal, Foresight, Journal of Marketing Education, and Journal of Business Forecasting. Prior to earning her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. McCarthy worked in the retail industry for 14 years in buying and inventory planning and control.