The Near Beer Game is based on the article Bullwhips and Beer: Why Supply Chain Management is So Difficult.
You have perfect information about your customer demand. You know with certainty that they are going to increase their demand to 15 cases of beer in week 2 and continue to order 15 cases of beer for the rest of the year.
How to Play:
The game begins in equilibrium. Customers are ordering 10 cases of beer and you have 10 case of inventory each week.
The game is simple: in week 2, your customers increase their orders from 10 cases of beer a week to 15 cases of beer. That’s it!