Integrating Lego® Simulations in Operations Management Classes

Jennifer Redd
Yingjie Liu
San José State University

The goal of this project was to develop and implement Lego®-based simulations in operations management classes to enhance students’ learning experience. Two simulations were designed and conducted for BUS 282 Essentials of Operations Management in the spring semester, 2017.

The materials required for the two simulations are printed color handouts and Lego bricks with different colors and shapes. The first simulation, “furniture manufacturing”, is a Lego version of the “house-building game”. The second simulation is a variation of the famous “beergame” (or beer distribution game) in operations management.

Beergame Introduction

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