About Google Spreadsheet Based-SCRPG

Books on management and theory can’t teach you all about business and the decisions to be taken as much as a real hands-on experience can. Do you have the basic decision making skills of an entrepreneur? Do you want to find out how an entrepreneur takes strategic & operational decisions for their virtual business?If it is difficult to set your hands on a real-world operation, you can opt for a middle ground – Supply Chain Simulators or Role Play Games.

Initially, it is necessary to understand the concept of Supply Chain to move on with this game. A Supply chain consists of all stages that are directly or indirectly involved in fulfilling a customer orders. A serial supply chain considered here consists of Retailer, Wholesaler, Distributor, and Factory. Objective of supply chain management is to maximize the overall value of the product generated which is the difference between the utility of final product to the customer and the effort the supply chains expends in filling the request of the customer.

A supply chain can be considered as one consists of two or more organizations linked together with the help of cloud services for the proper flow of related information for the material distribution &control and funds. Cloud computing is required in the supply chain industry as there are a number of organisations – suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers that must collaborate to make products. The cloud based services used here is Google Spread sheet. Google Spreadsheets is one of the core components of Google cloud applications and is available to anyone with a Gmail account. The game introduced here is similar to the Beer Distribution Game and Supply Chain Role Play Game.