supply chain leaders may be playing Hay Day

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supply chain leaders may be playing Hay Day

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<p><strong>Hay Day Top Up Coins For Sale</strong> I read my colleague Jonathan’s post on Monday about the supply chain lessons that can be learned by playing Angry Birds. I loved the analogy and have another game to add to the list. Hay Day. This is truly a supply chain game. My 10-year old son is an avid player and without knowing it has become a supply chain expert. In fact perhaps this is where our future supply chain leaders are starting out!?<br />
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For those of you who may not be familiar with the game in Hay Day you run a farm. You grow produce and make other products and then sell them through different channels – order deliveries customers that come to the farm boat orders or at a roadside stand. The money you make allows you to purchase additional equipment and resources to grow your farm and offer new products. All the basic tenets of supply chain are present in full force…<br />
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There are multiple orders coming in from various channels and you have to figure out a way to deliver to the most customers to maximize your sales. And not all orders are created equal. Boat orders for example offer the most money but involve a high-volume of long-lead time products that you have to deliver before a set deadline. And as in real life you just never know what orders are coming.<br />
The bigger your farm your product offering becomes more diverse and complex.<strong>Buy Hay Day Top Up Coins</strong> You have to balance making products to sell with making products that become a component of another product. For example you can sell sugar directly but you also need sugar for all your baked goods and jams. If you have an order for 10 cakes you need to make sure you have all the butter and sugar on hand to make those cakes and if you use the butter and sugar for that you have to figure out what other orders you may not be able to fulfill as a result.<br />
Capacity is constrained. Equipment can only produce so much in a certain period of time and the silo and barn can only hold a certain amount of inventory. You want to make sure your storage space is used for ingredients that are always needed so they don’t become your gating parts. Likewise you need to fill certain machines (again dairy and sugar machines as example) to full capacity before you leave the game (overnight) so the machines can work in your absence so you don’t have idle or underutilized workstations.</p>