The Beer Game

The Beer Game is a supply chain simulation that lets the players experience the pressures of playing a role in a production / distribution simulation to develop their Supply Chain understanding. 

The game is played via a large board game with teams of at least four players. Players move pieces around the board and determine what they want to make or purchase and how much stock to hold, in a fun and competitive environment. 

GRA run interactive sessions with our clients which can help build ownership and develop understanding on why supply chain planning and S&OP are complicated, and why structured, cross functional communication is important. 

 

Download a pdf version of the Beer Game presentation.

 

 

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Testimonials

"I have and would continue to recommend GRA to companies reviewing either their supply chain strategy or day to day operations.”

– Mark Chapman, Supply Chain & IT Director at Pepkor

Typical results

  • 20-40% inventory investment reduction
  • increased service levels ranging up to 99.9%
  • 10%-15% reduction in supply chain operating costs
  • 5%-20% spend management savings
  • the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements
  • improved return on capital employed (ROCE)
  • a minimum 3:1 ROI (10:1 to 30:1 typical)