The U.S. Department of Defense is embarking on an initiative to create a more agile and adaptable medical force. Healthcare depends on medical logistics, and military medical logistics needs to change and adapt to handle a future environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty and complexity.
Information technology is merging with traditional technologies used in manufacturing and supply chain operations. Traditional technologies such as machines that make products in factories, forklift trucks that move products within warehouses, and vehicles that deliver products to customers are all
Imagine there is suddenly a real opportunity to stop the fighting in Syria. After months of tense negotiations and years of carnage, all the parties reach an agreement. But unless this agreement is implemented quickly it will collapse into chaos once again. The diplomats and politicians have reached
Simulations are a great way to teach about and learn about how supply chains work. Supply chain simulations used to be so complicated only a small group of experts could understand how to use them. Now SCM Globe simulations are usable by anyone wishing to teach about supply chains or analyze actual
CASE STUDY FOCUS: Timeless Supply Chain Challenges (Master Distributors and their Inventory Buffers Stabilize Product Flow).Simulations show the best way to support a continuous flow of merchandise on the ancient Silk Road was to have large stocks of inventory at key locations. They would act as
CASE STUDY FOCUS: Timeless Supply Chain Challenges (managing the Bullwhip Effect).How was it possible in the year 210 A.D. to maintain a continuous flow of merchandise on the Silk Road and to match supply with demand as conditions changed from one year to the next? How could people without
CASE STUDY CONCEPT: Timeless Supply Chain Challenges (inventory, location, transportation, and the bullwhip effect).Imagine it is the year 210 A.D. and you are the head of the largest merchant trading house on the Silk Road. The long prosperity of the Pax Romana has created strong demand in the
“We wargame because we must. There are certain warfare problems that only gaming can illuminate.” - Robert Rubel, Professor Emeritus, Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College.Military organizations have been using games to train their officers and predict possible outcomes of future battles