教育用SCMシミュレータの設計とその実施の検証 [in Japanese] Design of an Educational Supply Chain Management Simulator and Verifying Its Application [in Japanese]
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Authors tried to design an educational supply chain management (SCM) simulator and verify its application in effect to deepen the understanding of SCM. The purpose of the simulator is to achieve improvements in the ratio of target values: 1) lack of inventory, 2) loss of sales opportunities, 3) shorter lead-time, and 4) improve demand forecasts. In addition, the learner can understand the importance of information sharing, information analysis, production, and sales. The simulator model is composed of "market," "retail store," "sales company," "manufacturer," and "supplier." The market is broken down into two sub-markets, and two products are sold according to the each market. Product parts should be delivered from three suppliers. The manufacturer processes and constructs the products, and delivers them to five retail stores. The sales company collects the sales results from the retail stores and transmits the data to the manufacturer. There are four manufacturing companies: one learns progressively, and the other three are competitors that make decisions automatically. Therefore, the learning company should compete not only in sales, profit and market share, but also selection of the supplier for parts delivery. Moreover, from the educational viewpoint, the simulator has sufficient support functions to assist in decision-making problems or give advice when trouble is experienced. The proposed SCM simulator is to be used by graduate students for examining the effectiveness and understanding of SCM.
- Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association
Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association 59(1), 85-93, 2008
Japan Industrial Management Association