||The X-Supply Game (XSG) is an educational simulation game designed to
help participants explore the dynamics of real supply chains. The game is a
team-based multi-player online simulation where each player take on the
role of managing a virtual station in a simple supply chain. The game is
played in turns, in which players analyze weekly standing of their stations
and decide on orders to suppliers and shipments to customers. At the end of
the game, individual and team performances are analyzed and discussed in groups.
XSG is influenced by previous supply chain management games, such as
the beer game and the wood supply game, but it introduces several new
concepts, including: configurable supply chain design, ordering and shipping capacities,
triple-bottom-line objective, and transportation environmental and monetary impacts.
The XSG name comes from the game ability to be configured in various supply chain designs,
allowing it to model almost any "X" supply chain.
||XSG user manual can be found here.
||XSG source code and additional information can be found at
its GitHub website.
||Code submissions are greatly appreciated and highly encouraged.
Please send fixes, enhancements, etc. to SinanSalman at GitHub or sinan[dot]salman[at]zu[dot]ac[dot]ae
||XSG is released under the GPLv3 license.
To cite XSG in your work, please reference:
Alaswad, S. & Salman, S. (2020) Humanitarian aid and relief distribution (HARD) game. Advances in Engineering Education, 8(2). Download pdf
Other publications on XSG include:
Salman, S. (2019) Upgrade Your Teaching Game: Using Simulation Games in Supply Chain Management Education, OR/MS Today Magazine, INFORMS, June 2019. Article link
Alaswad, S., Salman, S., AlHashmi, A., AlMarzooqi, H., & AlHammadi, M. (2019). The Effect of Demand Variability on Supply Chain Performance. Proceedings of the 8th International conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization, Bahrain. Download pdf
Salman S. & Alaswad S. (2018) The X-Supply Game. Proceedings of the 2018 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference. Download pdf
XSG presentation at the 2018 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, May 2018. Download pdf
||1) XSG uses Google analytics to measure its use.
2) Every game includes an expiry parameter to keep the server from crowding.
When a game expires its setup and data are automatically erased.
You may choose to export your game setup file to keep on your computer,
however, game player data cannot be exported.
3) Games and/or games player data may also be lost due to upgrades or
new feature introductions. You may export your game setup file and take screen
shots of the game results to keep on your computer.
||2017-2022 Sinan Salman, PhD