BUSA 4980 – BSG Overview
Follow the menu through each decision screen.
Work your way through all of the screens.
Check production and distribution decisions, and then analyze any changes in your financial
position resulting from these decisions.
Please note that there are general changes in interest
rates, based on your company’s credit rating, and in exchange rates.
Please refer to the
CORPORATE LOBBY PAGE for these changes.
When forecasting demand, remember that the
size of the industry will depend on the number of teams in the industry.
The demand projections
from the Player’s Guide are per company.
Multiply these numbers by the number of companies
in our class to obtain industry-wide estimates.
The Footwear Industry Report also provides the
in the Overview.
Teams may also want to print out their decisions before the deadline.
Students should note
that the program does not check for “unrealistic decisions,” including leaving entries blank.
example, if you fail to distribute shoes to warehouses, you will not be able to sell any.
typos (e.g. typing in “1000” when you meant “100”) in a decision may result in a poor outcome.
Hence, it is critical that you review your decision printout.
You can always change your entries
prior to the scheduled processing date/time.
Once a decision is processed however, the
decisions cannot be altered
Be sure to print decisions prior to their processing times.
your team can recover from errors over time, they can greatly disrupt your strategic plan.
Students should also note that printing out your decisions does not save the decisions.
entries may look good on the printout, but they will be processed only if they are submitted
Other teammates may also save decisions online.
So, be sure to check the date/time of
the last submitted decisions to make sure that these decisions are indeed the correct ones.
you have made all of the decisions, and entered them online, logout/login, and print the decision