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ERIC Number: EJ900242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
Visualisation for System Learning in Supply Chains
Lindskog, Magnus; Abrahamsson, Mats; Aronsson, Hakan
International Journal of Learning and Change, v2 n2 p170-191 2007
Contemporary supply chains are vastly complex, and decisions made by actors have system-wide consequences that these might not be able to foresee. There are gaps between "best practice"-founded theory and actual practice in supply chains. To remedy this, we argue, the supply chain actors need to enhance systems knowledge. There is a need to support development of mental models about systemic structures in the supply chain. This is difficult, if not outright impossible, to achieve in real-life settings. A supply chain visualisation microworld engine has therefore been developed, which forms the basis of a learning arena that supports system learning for the supply chain actors. (Contains 5 figures, 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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