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Unformatted text preview: Pierre-Majorique Léger, Ph.D. Jacques Robert, Ph.D. Gilbert Babin, Ph.D. Robert Pellerin, ing., Ph.D. Bret Wagner, Ph.D. http://erpsim.hec.ca Powered by ERPsim Compatible with SAP™ ERP ECC 6.0 & 6.4 2010-2011 Edition ISBN: 978-0-9866653-0-1 Manufacturing Game Participant’s Guide A Serious Game for Learning Enterprise Resource Planning Concepts Participant’s Guide ii This book contains references to the products of SAP AG, Dietmar- Hopp-Allee 16, 69190 Walldorf, Germany. The names of these products are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of SAP AG. SAP AG is neither the author nor the publisher of this book and is not responsible for its content. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of HEC Montréal is prohibited. © 2010. Copyright SAP AG iii FOREWORD BY PIERRE MAJORIQUE LÉGER When hired as a young professor at HEC Montréal, I was given the responsibility to teach ERP systems to undergraduate and MBA students. I was looking for new ways to teach ERP Systems using SAP® when I attended a training seminar led by Dirk-Jan Schenk and Casper Draijer, organized by SAP Canada in Halifax. These two professors from HES Amsterdam had developed a role playing game and it turned out to be truly inspirational. It convinced me then that this was the way to go. After returning to Montréal, I spent the summer developing an ERP Simulation game. It was rst used in October 2004. While it generated much enthusiasm from the participating students, the simulation game lacked a well developed and realistic economic story line. To address these issues, I invited Professor Jacques Robert, a friend and colleague at HEC Montréal, to participate in the development of this market game. Professor Robert is an economist and a trained game theorist. He developed a very challenging market algorithm to support the game. Since then, he has been instrumental in the develop- ment of most aspects of the actual game version. Building on this market model, a rst prototype of the simulation software was developed in Excel. The simulation engine generated text les that were uploaded and executed using a CATT script in SAP®. The simulation software created customer orders per quarter, but it had two problems. First, it required far too much human intervention to operate the simulation game, and second, orders could only be created in batches once per quarter. This is when Professors Gilbert Babin and Robert Pellerin came into play. Professor Babin, also a friend and colleague at HEC Montréal, is a computer scientist specializing in distributed systems. Professor Pellerin is an industrial engineer from École Polytechnique de Montréal and a former doctoral colleague. Thanks to both of these researchers, ERPsim was developed....
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