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ERIC Number: EJ1086745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Sink or Swim: Learning by Doing in a Supply Chain Integration Activity*
Harnowo, Akhadian S.; Calhoun, Mikelle A.; Monteiro, Heather
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v14 n1 p7-23 Jan 2016
Studies show that supply chain integration (SCI) is important to organizations. This article describes an activity that places students in the middle of an SCI scenario. The highly interactive hands-on simulation requires only 50 to 60 minutes of classroom time, may be used with 18 to about 36 students, and involves minimal instructor preparation. Through the activity, students learn the basics of SCI and then analyze an SCI event to better appreciate the need for collaboration and information sharing. In courses that address supply chain management, instructors can use the activity early in the semester to introduce students to the complexities of supply chain networks. Alternatively, instructors may use the simulation later to provoke a more nuanced discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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