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Supply Chain Management: Lessons From The GoCaine Game
From Fukushima to Covid to the war in Ukraine, the last several years have provided plenty of example of how precarious our supply chains have become. For some managers, doing a better job managing supply chains will require a change in how they think strategically and how they assess risk. Such managers can benefit greatly buy playing the board game, GoCaine. In a competition to set up the most lucrative cocaine trafficking network, you cannot play a game of GoCaine and fail to learn lessons about supply source diversification and routing flexibility. It forces players to go through the mental exercise of finding the right balance between operational efficiency and risk mitigation.