Teaching Operations Management with Enterprise Software

Teaching Operations Management with Enterprise Software

R. Lawrence LaForge (Clemson University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-349-4.ch009
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Abstract

Enterprise systems technology is used to enhance the teaching of operations management through development and operation of a virtual manufacturing enterprise. An ongoing, real-time simulation is conducted in which operations management issues in the ?ctitious factory must be addressed on a daily basis. The virtual manufacturing enterprise is integrated into an operations management course to facilitate understanding of the dynamic and interrelated nature of operations planning and control in a complex manufacturing environment. Enterprise software supports the primary learning objective of understanding how operations management decisions affect customer service, capacity, inventory, and costs.

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