• Business game - Production Line

Course Description

The purpose of this game is to learn the basics of a manufacturing business. The players will learn how various raw materials are chosen and formed into the final product, how to analyze the competitive market and the rules of price setting.

The participants are asked to manage new production companies and while playing the game, the participants will have to manage all basic business processes of new manufacturing subsidiaries – supplies, HR, equipment, manage production and the quality of the final product, analyze the competitive market and choose the right price for their production, and optimize and increase the scale of their business.

Who might be interested

Entrepreneurs, managers, corporate trainers, business and economics students.

What Will You Learn

During the course the participants will be involved in these activities and business processes:

  • Production management.
  • The basics of quality management.
  • Price setting.
  • The basics of market analysis.
  • The principles of management.
  • Analytical skills.
  • HR.
  • Supply management.

The course is primarily focused on the development of such skills as:

  • Decision making.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Stress- resistance.
  • Strategic and systematic thinking.

Commitment

The game lasts up to 3 days, the intensity is one turn per clock hour. Based on that you can plan how much time you can devote for working in the simulation environment.

Participants can access the game from any computer with internet connection and internet browser. The number of participants - from 20.

Format

Delivery formatOnline
ParticipationIndividual / Team
Duration1 day / 1 week
Number of turns3 / 7
Turn intensityEvery clock hour / every 24 hours
MaterialsVideo materials
LanguagesEnglish 

Course structure

Module 1: Introduction to the game.

  • Objectives.
  • Assessment criteria.
  • Timeline.

Module 2: Basics of production management.

  • Theory. The basics of production and quality management.
  • Introduction to SBS. Managing supplies, equipment and staff.
  • Tasks. Select the right quality for the parts used in production, match the quality of equipment to the staff qualification in accordance to available technology level. 
  • Assignment. Manage the production line in all manufacturing facilities. 

Module 3:  Basics of sales and production expansion management.

  • Theory. Correlation between price and quality, the basic of price setting and sales and production growth management.
  • Introduction to SBS. Price setting and sales policies, analyze the market and manage the administrative subsidiaries.
  • Tasks. Set the prices in accordance with market analysis results and available contracts, plan the expansion production activities.  
  • Assignment. Maintain the production line management, manage sales by setting prices and increase the scale of production. 
Module 4:  Increase the scale of your business.

  • Theory. The optimization of growing business. 
  • Assignment in SBS. optimize and grow your business. 

Authors

Minvydas Latauskas
Head of Product Development at Simformer
 

Certificate of Completion

 

The participants of business-game receive one of two certificates:

Gold Certificate for participants who win the business-game (Top 3 winners).

Certificate of participation.

Digital Certificates may be placed on the participants' personal profiles in LinkedIn.

Simformer Business Simulation is a multiuser business simulation environment, accessible through any browser. Every participant (or a team of participants) run their virtual company. The company may consist of various subdivisions: from extracting and processing natural resources to producing  finished goods and selling them to end users. Depending on the simulation settings for a particular case, at the beginning the participants receive a pre-configured company or just money fund. During the game, the participants can open a variety of subdivisions (the range of subdivisions depend on the simulation settings). Managing of  subdivisions includes all key business processes and functions: HR, production, marketing, sales, logistics, strategic management, finance, supply, etc. The actions of all participants are repeatedly processed by the system, depending on the frequency of business simulation turns. The Intensive mode is hourly turn- based, the Classic mode is daily turn-based.  The unique feature of Simformer Business Simulation is that the game world is not predetermined by algorithm. The participants have impact on the changes on the market, which in turn influences the actions of the participants. In addition, all participants are interconnected: they buy and sell the goods, equipment and raw materials to each others. These actions create  lifelike market environment with its risks and uncertainties.

Login on Simformer platform, using the login and password, which you received during the registration. Select the relevant course in the left treeview menu.

enter_simformer_business_simulation_screen

In order to enter the simulation, click on the «Enter Simulation» link.

Simformer Business Simulation can be beneficial to a wide range of participants: university  professors, instructors, students, entrepreneurs, managers, e-learning specialists, business coaches and trainers.

The participants should have computers, web-browsers, internet connection; they need to be registered users or be a part of a registered team.

The participants can spend unlimited amount of time in the simulation. In fact, you would need to spend as much time as possible to develop your successful virtual business.

We also recommend testing your abilities in the business simulation before starting to play and become familiar with video guides, rules and other materials.

Login on Simformer platform, using the login and password, which you received during the registration. Select the relevant course. Watch the simulation video guide. In addition to that, there are a number of hints that could be found in the simulation, which will help you to select the  required number of employees, necessary equipment, salaries, etc.

Your virtual business will be interconnected with the virtual businesses of other participants; you will purchase and sell equipment, raw materials and finished goods.

The actions of all the paticipants are processed by the system with a certain intensity, depending on  the frequency of simulation turns.

In order to share one company, the participants have to divide into teams. The team uses one login and password to manage the virtual company. It is possible to access the simulation from one or several computers. All team members see the same functions in the simulation. Therefore, the participants must coordinate their decisions with each other, delegating the responsibilities and duties (e.g., subdivisions) or business functions (CEO, marketing, finance, HR, manufacturing, etc.).

No, but the Certificate of Completion can be used to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions. It can also be uploaded to your social networking sites.

Business game - Production Line

Tags: business-game, manufacturing, supply-management