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
Supply chain simulations are usually so complicated only a few experts can understand how to use them. But SCM Globe simulations are both easy to use and accurate. That makes them useful to a wide audience of academic, professional and business people. Anyone wishing to teach about supply chains, or
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
Could we use games to explore different supply chain options, just as the military uses games to explore different strategies? Could a supply chain game show us the best supply chain solutions the same way wargames show the best strategies? If so, what would that supply chain game look like? “We