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A team of 4 MBA students from Yale School of Management won the 2012 Avnet Supply Chain Challenge. 100 teams registered, from universities in 12 countries. The top 5 teams were from: Case Western Reserve University, Technische Universität München (Munich), HEC Montreal, and University of California at San Diego. Our 2012 Avnet Supply Chain Challenge debuted a new feature—price sensitive demand.

A team from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management took first place in a recent technology competition that included 96 groups from 48 schools around the world. The Avnet Supply Chain Challenge had students use a customized version of the widely used Littlefield Technologies game from Responsive Learning Technologies.

Discussions of “Virtual Workplaces in the Classroom” in January 2008 print and online issues of BusinessWeek include insights from Sam Wood and Sunil Kumar, the developers of Littlefield Technologies.

The Founder of Littlefield Technologies, Sam Wood, surveys online games to teach operations in the September 2007 issue of INFORMS Transactions on Education.

Yale’s victory in an international Littlefield Technologies competition sponsored by MIT in 2007 is described in a Yale press release.

The development and use of Littlefield Technologies is described in a Stanford Graduate School of Business Press Release.

Littlefield Technologies is reviewed by San Francisco State professor Julia Miyaoka in the January 2005 issue of INFORMS Transactions on Education.

On May 3, 2004, Sunil Kumar and Sam Wood were awarded the Wickham Skinner Award for Teaching Innovation Achievements for their work developing Littlefield Technologies.

An article describes Littlefield Technologies and three other examples of games used to teach industrial engineering at Georgia Tech. The article, Computers in the Classroom make Learning a Game, was published in the summer 2003 issue of Engineering Enterprise.

In the November 6, 2002 issue of Texas Business Weekly, John Bates, who was an MBA student at the University of Texas at Austin, praises Littlefield Technologies from a student perspective in his article Littlefield Technologies: I Love This Game!

In the August 2001 issue of OR/MS Today, Ingjaldur Hannibalsson describes how he successfully used Littlefield Technologies to meet the changing demands of his Operations Management students.

The Fall 2000 issue of SimonBusiness, the magazine of the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, includes an article describing positive student reactions to Littlefield Technologies.

An article in the July 1999 issue of Government Technology describes Littlefield Technologies in the early days of the software.

A 1999 Research Report by the Stanford Graduate School of Business describes Littlefield Technologies.