IJAT Vol.11 No.4 pp. 552-562
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2017.p0552


Chain of Command: A Sustainable Supply Chain Management Serious Game

Victor Cuesta and Masaru Nakano

Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University
Kyosei Building, 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8526, Japan

Corresponding author

October 29, 2016
March 9, 2017
Online released:
June 29, 2017
July 5, 2017
serious games, sustainable supply chain management, green and lean production, risk management

There is increasing concern regarding sustainable supply chain management (SSCM). This paper defines SSCM in terms of environmental, economic, and social dimensions, also known as triple bottom line plus risk management. Prior to the SSCM serious game (SG) “Chain of Command (CoC)” there were no board-based SGs that incorporated the three dimensions of SSCM. Prior research has only managed to incorporate one or two dimensions of sustainability. “CoC” serves as a tool to bring about discussion, awareness, raise questions, and even identify a player’s preference towards the three dimensions of sustainability. The research results reveal that “CoC” does bring about awareness of SSCM. While encouraging players to carry out green activities and design a lean and efficient supply chain (SC), it also considers social implications and risk management.

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