For my first glob post, I want to share with my colleagues an application, which I discovered last year when I was in my Bachelor of Business Administration.
Implexa is a multi-player network game where each player manages a company which is part of a supply chain. You can simulate multiple levels of suppliers and several supply networks.
The most important advantage of this tool is that you must make decisions and react quickly. Implexa performs all calculations in real time (costs, inventory levels, lead-time, bullwhip effect, etc.) and graphically displays the results instantly. All of them are calculated digitally on your screen. Neither papers nor hand calculations are needed.
Other interesting advantages are: You do not have to install anything on your computer. Everything is ready for use instantly. You only need a browser and an internet connection. Also, Implexa works on multiple devices and operating systems, for example PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS etc. Thus, it is available for nearly everyone.
I think it is a very useful tool because it is a very practical way to gain knowledge the teacher explains about logistics and to put into practice. Moreover, it was developed by a teacher of our university which seems to me an added value because the application takes into consideration the contents of the subjects studied here.
News UPV: Aprende logística con Implexa → http://www.epsa.upv.es/noticia_detalle.php?lang=es&idnot=155
Interview with the creator → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkUMX8DXI3Q