Description:The CSCMP Baltimore Roundtable presents a very special event. We are very honored to have Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), as our guest for the evening to facilitate ALAN’s Whole Community Disaster Simulation. This interactive simulation experience uses virtual and live action role playing to simulate post-disaster supply chains for key commodities. It will include a debrief session to reflect and reinforce observations and learnings.
Red Brick Station
8149 Honeygo Blvd
White Marsh, MD 21236
Attendees use smart-phones or tablets to play the role of a business, government or non-profit organization working in a crisis scenario. Each role has a different objective, requiring players to coordinate and collaborate with their sector, demographic and geographic partners to fill gaps and reduce overlap to keep supply lines open. Players begin with resources they can sell or donate, and money they can donate or use to acquire additional resources to reach individual and team goals. A three-day horizon mimics the critical 72 hour window faced during real-life relief efforts. The session includes visual performance metrics to allow players to review system-wide impacts of their actions, and a hot-wash style discussion reveals strategies for addressing the real world gaps reflected in game-play. The exercise illustrates how differing objectives and perceptions may inhibit effective response, and highlights the need for coordination across sectors.