Microcomputer Simulation for Teaching Operations Management

Microcomputer Simulation for Teaching Operations Management Present and potential uses of microcomputers in teaching operationsand production management are examined. Microcomputers are generallyavailable to most students and managers. Difficulties lie in developingthe most effective learning methods using microcomputers instead ofexpecting students to selflearn entirely by working their way through aprogram manual in front of a screen. Potential uses ofmicrocomputerbased simulations and the possible learning benefits areexplored. Uses of an aggregate planning case study are given as anexample, involving manual calculations, group discussion and amicrocomputer spreadsheet. The example shows how small groups can learnmore effectively about the power and speed of microcomputers by usingthem in a real situation. The simulation emphasises the useful role ofmicrocomputers as an integral part of operations planning systems anddecisionmaking processes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

Microcomputer Simulation for Teaching Operations Management

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/01443579110135178
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Abstract

Present and potential uses of microcomputers in teaching operationsand production management are examined. Microcomputers are generallyavailable to most students and managers. Difficulties lie in developingthe most effective learning methods using microcomputers instead ofexpecting students to selflearn entirely by working their way through aprogram manual in front of a screen. Potential uses ofmicrocomputerbased simulations and the possible learning benefits areexplored. Uses of an aggregate planning case study are given as anexample, involving manual calculations, group discussion and amicrocomputer spreadsheet. The example shows how small groups can learnmore effectively about the power and speed of microcomputers by usingthem in a real situation. The simulation emphasises the useful role ofmicrocomputers as an integral part of operations planning systems anddecisionmaking processes.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1991

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