The game is simple, you have perfect information about your customer demand. For the first 2 weeks your know your customers are going to demand 10 cases of beer per week. Then they will increase their demand to 15 cases.
Your Goal: Match your Finished Goods Inventory to Total Customer Orders and balance your production pipeline. You have 50 weeks to succeed. Return the system to equilibrium, so that 15 cases of beer are available in finished goods inventory week after week. You have 50 weeks to accomplish this objective. Accomplishing this is much harder than you might think!
Total orders minus the finished goods in inventory. Your goal is keep these as low as possible.
The total numbers that are available to ship to the customers. If we have enough inventory, all the customer orders will be shipped.
New orders from customers come in this current week.
All of the orders that you have not been able to fill in the past weeks
The sum of the current orders from customers plus the past unfilled orders.