are managing a small industrial facility with up to five active business areas over a 6 year gaming
period. Up to now, you have only had basic IT solutions in place but there has been a strategic decision from on high and
the race is on to bring the solutions up to par through life-cycling in each business area.
Each player has a board representing their production facility. The board is divided into four quadrants, each representing
a different area of the business along with the number of users trained to use the IT systems in that area; Administration,
Manufacturing, Warehousing and Logistics.
business area is supported by a solution which is upgraded through the game. You have three types of solution to choose from; gold, silver and bronze. Naturally the executive management
team wants to have all business areas fully integrated with best-in-class solutions but you know that you can't achieve this
in the time available. so it's a compromise. Do you focus on integration at the expense of maybe not having the best solution
or do you go for the best solutions, knowing that you probably won't have timeor money to fully integrate them?
year you have three action rounds in which the solutions can be upgraded, the number of users can be increased, management can be asked
for financial commitments, system performance can be improved and solutions can be integrated. At the end of the year, you pay for the workload you have supporting your business areas and receive revenue for connected users