SUPPLY CHAIN ROLE PLAY GAME-National Institute Of Technology Calicut

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21.12.2012 - 22.12.2012
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National Institute Of Technology Calicut
NIT calicut
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The workshop is designed to train participants on “Supply Chain Role Play GameSoftware Package”. This workshop will give the participants theoretical as well aspractical knowledge necessary to get a good grasp of supply chain management.At the


Who should attend?Faculty, Staff and Students from academic (Engineering & Management) institutionswho are working in the area of Supply Chain Management should attend. Apartfrom that, professionals working in Supply Chain and Logistics Management arestrongly encouraged to participate About the Supply Chain Role Play GameThis is a computerized and web based role-play supply chain simulation game inwhich participants enact a four-stage supply chain. This game lets the participantsto experience typical coordination problems of (traditional) supply chains withoutinformation sharing and collaboration. Also, the package has the capability to shareinformation among the supply chain members. The game can be used to provideparticipants with a more profound understanding of the reasons why eCollaborationtechnologies are used in contemporary supply chains to exchange information andto facilitate collaboration.The “Supply Chain Role Play Game Software Package” is developed in theDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicutwith the assistance of Department of Computer Science and Engineering of theinstitute. This software package has undergone several developmental phases andcurrently version 3 is available. First computerised web version was developed inthe year 2010. A manual tabular version was developed in the year 2009 and laterMS Excel in laptop was used to simplify the updating computation in the tabularversion.This package has been used as laboratory exercises for B.Tech (ProductionEngineering) and M.Tech (Industrial Engineering & Management) students of NITCalicut since the initial year of its development. This game is being regularlyadministered for the MBA students of NIT Calicut. This was also administered toMBA students of College of Engineering, Trivandrum in the year 2010.This game is also used for student/research scholar projects at Ph.D, M.Tech andB.Tech levels. One Ph.D., One M.Tech and One B.Tech are being completed basedon the data generated from this software package. There are two internationaljournal, five conference and one book chapter publications based on this package.Comments of participants played the game“Very fun to play and I think it simulate the actual business very well” – 2009-13batch B.Tech. (Production Engineering) student.“The game helps to understand the ‘Bullwhip Effect’ very clearly. Help tounderstand ‘lack of communication effect’ in a supply chain” – 2011-13 batchMBA student.“The game, just not depends on our performance, it also depends on other’s in thesupply chain. So it is chain process and if all do well, the organisation can dobetter” – 2011-13 batch MBA student.“Excellent, this is the first time I am enjoying a game in my lab (Except computerlab till Vth standard)” – 2011-13 batch M.Tech. (Industrial Engineering &Management) studentRegistration procedureIntending participants are requested to register by filling and mailing the enclosedregistration form. Registration form and brochure can be downloaded from thewebsite Registration form shall be sent to the Coordinator with aDemand Draft drawn in favour of “The Director, NIT Calicut”, payable at SBI,NITC, Branch CREC Chathamangalam, Code No. 2207".The registration fee shall be Rs: 5000/-The Registration Fee will cover the Workshop-kit, software package of supplychain role play game in USB, Refreshments and Working Lunch on the days of theworkshop. Send the registration form with DD to reach on or before10-12-12. DD drawn after 10-11-12 only will be considered as valid DD. SelectionOnly limited seats are available. Selection is based on first-come-first-serve basis.If not selected,it will be intimated through e-mail on or before 15-12-12 and theDD will be send back to you. All future communications will be through e-mailonly.To ensure your participation you can send scanned copy of completed registrationform with all signatures and DD as e-mail attachment to pillaivmadhu@gmail.comon or before 10-12-12. AccommodationLimited accommodation will be available in the Institute Guest House for theoutstation participants only with advance booking on first-come-first-serve basis.Guest House charges will be in the range of Rs. 250/- to 350/- per room per dayand to be paid at the Guest House as actual.Send advance intimation through email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,if you require accommodation at institute guesthouse.