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Global Supply Chain Management Simulation

Global Supply Chain Management Simulation
Simulation Manual

Contents
1) Log-in Instructions ................................................................................................................. 1
2) Preparing to Play .................................................................................................................... 2
3) How to Play The Global Supply Chain Management Simulation ......................................... 3
Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 3
Design Room .......................................................................................................................... 4
Forecasting Room ................................................................................................................... 5
Production Room .................................................................................................................... 6
Board Room............................................................................................................................ 8
4) Computer Technical Requirements ........................................................................................ 9

1) Log-in Instructions
You should have received a course URL from either your Professor or directly from
Harvard Business Publishing. Clicking on that URL will bring you to the login page for the Harvard Business Publishing website. If you already have a login, click Login
Now to use it to enter the course. If you do not have a login, please click Register
Now and complete the brief registration.

Once you have logged in, you will be presented with the course page. You’ll see the
Global Supply Chain Simulation listed in the Content area. Click “Run Simulation” to launch the simulation.

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2) Preparing to Play
Once you launch the simulation you will be taken to the “Prepare” screen. Here you will either see a link to “Launch the Simulation” or a note that your Professor has not yet opened the simulation for use. You may also see a short note written by your
Professor.
Additionally, you can download this Simulation Manual from the Prepare screen and you can also watch a short overview movie about the simulation.

Once you have launched the simulation you will be presented with the main simulation interface.

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3) How to Play The Global Supply Chain Management Simulation

Introduction
In this game, you are in charge of the product introduction of two models of mobile phones. You will manage the design, forecast the demand, and choose the production schedule for the two models over four years. Hopefully, your strategy for managing the supply chain will lead to successful commercialization of the new products. Each year you will go through four rooms: the design room, the forecasting room, the production room, and the board room. Since the period for the simulation is four years, you will visit each room four times.
At the beginning of the game, you will be asked to enter a team name that will be used to identify your group during the discussion at the end of this game.
As you play the exercise, we strongly recommend that you take notes on why you made certain decisions and what results you would expect. This will allow you to respond to questions the board members may ask about your choices.

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Design Room

At the beginning of each year, you will enter the design room. While the main design for each model has been completed, you have the duty each year to select among four options and determine the final configuration of the two models.



Click on “Meet the Team” to get an audio-visual introduction to four of the six members of your…