Bullwhip Effect: Causes & Effects


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The bullwhip effect involves which of the following?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a cause of the bullwhip effect?

2. How do the oscillations of the bullwhip effect change as you move up the supply chain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The bullwhip effect spreads throughout an economy. Check your understanding of this effect by answering questions about how to identify and counteract it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz and worksheet, see how much you know about:

  • Possible causes of the bullwhip effect
  • What happens during a bullwhip effect
  • How the bullwhip effect could be avoided

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - show that you can read and understand the lesson about the bullwhip effect
  • Critical thinking - understand and apply information about what causes a bullwhip effect
  • Information recall - draw from the lesson important facts about results of and counteractions to the bullwhip effect

Additional Learning

If you'd like to gain a better understanding of this economic phenomenon, read the corresponding lesson called Bullwhip Effect: Causes & Effects. The lesson covers:

  • Real-world examples of the bullwhip effect
  • Which economic players are affected by this dilemma
  • Short-term and long-term consequences of the bullwhip effect
  • Why companies should be concerned about this type of economic effect