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Extended scenario role‐playing: cumulative learning for supply chain participants

Matthew P. Pepper (Centre for Applied Systems Research, School of Management and Marketing, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.)
Michael D. Clements (Centre for Applied Systems Research, School of Management and Marketing, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of a staged cumulative learning mechanism as part of a role‐play model for the teaching of supply chain concepts.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper presents the preliminary testing of an alternative model for the facilitation of supply chain learning within organizations. Following on from this, initial feedback is discussed before future stages of development are considered.

Findings

Through the structured implementation of complex supply chain interactions, practitioners can provide effective training that leads to deeper understanding of the interactions and communication skills necessary to balance an organizations successful operation in a modern supply chain.

Originality/value

The value of this paper is to invite the reader to consider the use of extended role‐playing as a mechanism to facilitate the development of cumulative learning outcomes which provide employees with a toolbox of understanding to better approach interaction activities within and between supply chain partners.

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Citation

Pepper, M.P. and Clements, M.D. (2008), "Extended scenario role‐playing: cumulative learning for supply chain participants", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777280810861794

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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