Integrated Framework to Optimise Decisions: Supply Chain Serious Game (AUSUM)

Ayman Tobail, Dublin Institute of Technology
Amr Arisha, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Conference Paper

EurOMA 2013 in Dublin The 20th EurOMA conference Dublin June 11th. 2013.


Supply chain (SC) management challenges impose high pressure on the firm experts to explore innovative techniques to achieve better understanding of the impact of decisions on SC network performance. High complexity and dynamism of SC reflect on the limitations of traditional learning methods. Serious games have recently been identified as a potential learning approach for complex systems. This paper aims to develop an integrated simulation-based serious game (AUSUM) which incorporates optimisation techniques in an attempt to minimise risks and deliver better learning experience. The proposed game can be used for training and education purposes.