Forecast Sharing Game - FSG

Professor Chris Tang, from UCLA Anderson School of Management, engaged his students during his global supply chain class. They had informative and fun discussions about the concepts he taught, with no hassle to set up and play.

Professor Chris Tang, from UCLA Anderson School of Management, engaged his students during his global supply chain class. They had informative and fun discussions about the concepts he taught, with no hassle to set up and play.

This game can be used to illustrate and help students to understand issues such as the role of information sharing in supply chains; the role of incentives, contracts, and behaviors in synchronizing supply chain decisions; the role of trust and trustworthiness in business settings; the implications of lopsided risk sharing; the implications of supply chain environment (such as cost of production, the level of market uncertainty) on decisions and, so on.

To do so, the game simulates the interaction between a supplier and a retailer. The game is set up such that the supplier and retailer face different risks due to uncertain demand.