Test Your Systems Thinking Skills
The Beer Game illustrates how difficult it is to manage dynamic systems. It was originally developed in the late 1950s by Jay Forrester at MIT to introduce the concepts of system dynamics and computer simulation. This blog post presents a single player version of the game.
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- Understanding The Beer Game provides an in-depth analysis of the beer game and of how to find the right ordering strategy.
- Training Artificial Intelligence to Play The Beer Game first introduces an Agent-based simulation of the Beer Game and then uses reinforcement learning to train the agents to play the game.
You can find the code for the simulation models and machine learning algorithms along with explanatory Jupyter notebooks on our GitHub repository.
Read our slidedeck Using Simulations and AI to Optimize Supply Chains.