Web Based Total Enterprise Simulation


  • David A. Jordan


This ‘Games to Play’ session will provide the opportunity for attendees to play a new webbased total enterprise simulation. The focus of this simulation is on the coordination of the functions in a manufacturing organization. All four functional areas are modeled with equal complexity so as to provide a balanced assessment of each function’s contribution to the organization. The player manages a single company that is part of a ten‐company industry. The computer’s role is to process the decisions and make decisions for the other nine companies. These decisions are quickly simulated and reports are produced that show the results of these decisions. The goal of this session is to present a total enterprise simulation that is web‐based, can be played in a reasonable time frame and includes all functional decision areas. It is hoped that this session will help attendees assess the benefits and challenges associated with using a web based total enterprise simulation.