Economic competitiveness and prosperity are decreased when ubiquitous supply chains suffer disruptive and costly perturbations. Statistical physics shows that both the nature of the perturbations and the effectiveness of management attempts to minimize them depend strongly on the extent of rational information exchange between the entities in the chain. A new immersive interactive learning object game is demonstrated that encourages the exploration of information technology investment strategies, and demonstrates the dramatic impact rational information exchange can have in controlling these disruptive perturbations.
Dozier, Ken and Chang, David, "4P. A Learning Game to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency" (2010). CONF-IRM 2010 Proceedings. 14.