Understanding how the execution of the supply chain business processes affect the financial performance a firm is key to running a successful enterprise. These processes are integrated across many functional groups within a business organization, and it is difficult to illustrate this integration in a classroom setting. This paper presents a case study of teaching supply chain operations and business analytics using the cloud-based SAP ERPsim manufacturing game. Although teaching about enterprise systems is often classified as part of the MIS or accounting domain, the ERPsim simulation encompasses the primary supply chain business processes, and because the enterprise system on which it is based captures the financial impact of supply chain transactions during the simulation, it is an ideal tool to teach supply chain operations, financial integration, and analytics. The results of this preliminary study demonstrate that there is a significant improvement in graduate supply chain students’ knowledge and understanding of the impact of supply chain operations on financial performance.
Murray, Michael J.
"Teaching how supply chain operations impact financial results: A case study using cloud-based simulation,"
Southwestern Business Administration Journal: Vol. 20:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/sbaj/vol20/iss1/2