unit describes an inventory control game based on the stochastic
inventory systems modeled in the OM/IE section of this site.
To run the game you must install the Jensen Simulation
Familiarity with the Simulation add-in is not required for
the game, but it must be installed for the game to work. The
game is an Excel workbook called inventory_game.xls. Open the
workbook by double clicking the Excel file or using the Open
command on the Excel file menu. Because the workbook contains
VBA macros, you must respond affirmatively to Excel’s
security warning about opening files with macros. Since VBA
macros may contain viruses, be sure you obtain this file from
a reliable source.
Click the Excel Download link on the left to download
the Inventory game, and the Simulation add-in. The game is
an Excel file and the Simulation add-in is a zip file. Before
beginning, read the instructions for
installing and using add-ins.
Follow the links at the left for a description of the situation
and to learn how to start and play the game.