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September 17, 2012


Finally a learning simulation that really quenches my thirst for knowledge (about Lean Supply Chain). Now available at 5S Supply!

Our friends at the Lean Leaning Center designed this beer supply chain simulation to illustrate the impact that systems, subsystems and other contributing factors have on organizational results. Fun encourages learning as participants are fully immersed into the simulation and fulfill the role of Factory, Distributor, Wholesaler or Retailer within the beer supply chain. Participants work strategically to fulfill their customer orders while keeping their weekly operational costs low.

Product Details

Participants will experience firsthand the ineffectiveness of firefighting problems while running their supply chain operation and upon review of their final results. Strategies for analyzing the intricacies of systems that cannot be easily seen at the surface level are exposed during an interactive and dynamic debrief. Participants will understand that better results will only be realized by addressing opportunities and problems at the system level.

The Training Package

The training package will accommodate up to 16 participants and includes:

  • One spiral-bound facilitator guide with detailed facilitation and debrief guidance
  • Participant Lean Systems Primer takeaway reference in 3 sizes (8.5″ x 11″, legal, 11″ x 17″) for easy reproduction
  • Presentation slides in Power Point format
  • Two full color supply chain game boards made of durable vinyl that resist permanent creases, clean easily and are conveniently sized to fit 2 standard folding tables (30″ x 144″)
  • Two colors of durable plastic chips that illustrate cases of beer moving to customers
  • Two complete sets of spiral-bound supply chain visual aids that illustrate game steps for every supply chain position
  • Two sets of pre-determined order cards that specify customer demand for the Retailer
  • USB drive with all instructional materials provided as editable Word files

Details

To allow you the maximum amount of flexibility, your purchase includes a license that permits your organization to facilitate the simulation as often as needed and for any number of participants. The complete training package, including all instructional materials is available for $3,500.

The training package will accommodate up to 16 players. For organizations that will be facilitating larger groups, we offer new and existing license holders the option to purchase additional game kits for $650 each. Each additional kit will accommodate 8 players and comes complete with:

  • One 30″ x 144″ full color supply chain game board made of durable vinyl that resists permanent creases and cleans easily
  • Two colors of durable plastic chips that illustrate cases of beer moving to customers
  • One set of pre-determined order cards to specify customer demand at the Retailer position
  • One complete set of spiral-bound supply chain visual aids

Complete training package: $3,500

Usually ships in 2-3 days

For more information>> The Beer Game

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