Capsim is excited to introduce CapsimOps™ – a business simulation that focuses on the importance of strategic operational decision-making and enables learners to experience how those decisions permeate across the various departments of an organization.
CapsimOps was developed in collaboration with a professor at a Research 1 institution who challenged us to create a simulation that went beyond the siloed experiences provided by other instructional tools to immerse learners in job-relevant and realistic operations scenarios.
CapsimOps was created for instructors who:
As learners take charge of a sensor manufacturer that is experiencing little sales and negative profits, it’s up to them to implement new processes to solve the huge operational problems stemming from the Production Department. They must improve performance, deal with high inventory carrying costs and low production yield, as well as make operations decisions that impact every department in the simulation – R&D, Marketing, Production and Finance.
In addition to decisions in R&D, Marketing, Production, and Finance, learners are responsible for making decisions in Advanced Operations. These decisions include:
Instructors can automate the Finance Department to deemphasize financial decision-making in CapsimOps and create an experience that aligns with their learning objectives and instructional approach. Instead of making individual decisions within the department, learners set an overarching strategy that automatically determines their company’s course of action. Policy Decisions in Finance can be set to:
CapsimOps measures learner performance with a 5-star Summary. Stars are earned by improving on five key performance indicators (KPIs) from round to round. This model of scoring promotes incremental and sustainable growth, which is essential for companies as they seek to improve operations and compete in the marketplace. The five KPIs in CapsimOps are: