ERP Game

Developer:

HEC Montréal

Educational purpose:

Enterprise systems

Target Audiance:

Engineering students

Categories:

Engineering

Release year:

2006

Description:

This is a simulation game in which students have to run a business with a real-life ERP (SAP R/3). Groups of five to six students each operate a firm in a made-to-stock manufacturing supply chain and must interact with suppliers and customers by sending and receiving orders, delivering their products and completing the whole cash-to-cash cycle. A simulation software program and computer-automated script were developed to automate the sales process, so that every firm receives a large number of orders in each quarter of the simulation. Using standard reports and the business intelligence module of the ERP, students have to analyze these transactions and make business decisions to ensure the profitability of their operations. This business simulation is set to last seven weeks (half a regular semester) and concludes with one day of business simulation games that take the place of the regular mid-term exam (Leger, 2006). 

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