Incident case study in teaching production control

John S. Oakland, Keith G. Lockyer, Amrik Sohal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


This article describes a participative production control game which has been used successfully for teaching in the United Kingdom. A questionnaire examining participants' reactions has shown that the use of the game has successfully educated students in production control and increased awareness of this important discipline among managers in non-production functions. The success of the game was due to the practical form of the tasks simulated. This together with the dynamic nature of the exercise, drives home the complexities of production control in an effective and enjoyable way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-57
Number of pages10
JournalProduction and Inventory Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

Cite this