Abstract for: Schneider Trucking Game: A Multiplayer Simulation on the iPad
Over 10 simulated days players purchase tractors and trailers, accept loads for which they earn revenue, and move trucks from dispatch centers in different cities. Players must work together in teams to create the most profitable trucking company! Bring your iPad to participate in this workshop. Participants will play the role of a dispatch operator at Schneider Trucking in this interactive multiplayer game to manage a fleet of trucks and fulfill orders within the shipping network. This workshop is an educational and entertaining exercise for anyone interested in logistics and operations management, and how system dynamics can be used to model transportation networks. The game is for people in the transportation industry, but should still be accessible to anyone. The Trucking Game has been developed in conjunction with Schneider Trucking, a leader in logistics and transportation services and Forio Simulations.